Historian David K. Johnson follows ‘The Lavender Scare’ with ‘Buying Gay’

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The history of the LGBTQ community has largely been erased from our educational institutions, historian David K. Johnson says. It’s one of the many byproducts of decades of stigma and intolerance that he attempts to remedy as a professor at the University of South Florida (USF).

His courses explore politics, culture, gender and sexuality in the U.S., mostly post-World War II. “Even in my standard history classes, whenever the topic of homosexuality comes up, students are riveted because they aren’t familiar with it from other history classes,” he explains. “I like to show how the issues of gender and sexuality have been central to American history for quite some time.”

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Ryan Murphy is adapting ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Murphy is bringing the Broadway play “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix.

Murphy took to Instagram to make the announcement writing, “The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.”

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Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret affair heads to the big screen

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Out actor Tab Hunter in his hunky ‘50s heyday. Photo courtesy the Film Collaborative.

J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are teaming up to bring the story of Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret love affair to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Screened Out – Star Trek Beyond

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban

In the pantheon of science fiction, Star Trek is often the thinking person’s franchise. Even with its goofiness and cheesiness – tribbles – it still often asked mind-tickling questions.

Not this movie. It’s a solid, enjoyable popcorn flick, chock full of expensive effects and action. It fills your eyes with wonder. Just don’t bring your brain.

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Mr. Sulu in the new ‘Star Trek’ film revealed to be gay

By : Jeremy Williams
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The latest sequel to J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot is set to hit theaters at the end of this month, and as the cast members are making there rounds on the talk show circuit, plot points are being revealed, namely that Mr. Sulu is gay.

John Cho, who plays the U.S.S. Enterprise’s pilot Mr. Sulu, visited Sydney to promote Star Trek Beyond along with fellow cast mates Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) and director Justin Lin.

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11.21.12 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotI’m a television fan. I DVR at least one show a night and on the weekends I do my best to catch up. The shows I watch range from the ridiculous (Family Guy and Glee) and the dramatic (Revenge) to the eerie (The Walking Dead and American Horror Story).

My taste in entertainment is vast, but the horror genre is especially engrossing to me. Maybe it’s because I used to read the murder mystery novels of Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Patricia Cornwell that sat on my mother’s bookshelves as a kid.

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