The Year of LGBTQ Films

2017 was such an exceptional year for LGBT film – with the likes of the Oscar-winning “Call Me By Your Name,” the stirring “God’s Own Country,” the AIDS-themed “Beats Per Minute,” “Battle of the Sexes” and many...

Actor Tab Hunter dead at 86

Tab Hunter, the closeted Hollywood star who made over forty movies before coming out in 2005, has died at the age of 86 in Santa Barbara, California.He is survived by his long-time partner and spouse, Allan...

“Love, Simon” director options new LGBTQ novel

The director of the popular gay rom-com "Love, Simon" may be adapting another LGBTQ work into film, sources said on Monday.Variety reported that influential director and producer Greg Berlanti has optioned ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 24

1. Opening arguments began Tuesday in the case against a New York man accused of a hate crime for the 2013 murder of a gay man in the West Village.2. National LGBT organizations are set on Wednesday to file...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 22

1. Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is using 'bathroom scare tactics' to threaten legislative intervention if Charlotte's City Council votes to include LGBT people in the city's public accommodati...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 12

1. This story has shades of the documentary “Bridegroom.”2. Hollywood's not as LGBT-friendly as you think.3. MSNBC has five signs the U.S. Supreme Court will take up marriage equality.4. A gay Brazi...
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Topher Payne: Why Pride still matters

Playwright and writer Topher Payne

About seven years ago, I went to Ireland for a summer, where I travelled the rolling green hills masquerading as a Canadian tourist. The assumed identity was necessary because George Bush was still president. Upon hearing my American accent, locals would accost me and demand answers regarding Dubya’s foreign policies and general incompetence.

For a while, I tried to defend myself and my country against their tirades, but then I discovered the Canada solution. Everybody likes Canada — good old genial, non-threatening Canada.  It’s like the Ellen Degeneres of nations.

I’ve never actually been to Canada, so I didn’t know anything about my declared country of origin, which wasn’t a problem because nobody else knows anything about Canada either.