Not to be missed: reviews for Out on Film

('Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf' screens Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.)

Atlanta’s annual Out On Film festival begins with a 15-year-old being murdered for being out at school (in “Valentine Road”) and ends with a man being erased from his late partner’s life by a homophobic family (in “Bridegroom”).

If they’re smart, the concession stand at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinemas will stock up on Kleenex during Atlanta’s 26th annual festival of LGBT cinema. But there are plenty of laughs between the tearjerkers, as well as suspense, beauty, empowerment, information, nostalgia and even sex; plus a whole lot of reasons to be proud of the talent and creativity in our community.

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Must-sees for your gay Netflix account: Part 2

Gay favorites for Netflix

In June 2011, I wrote a random blog about gay content on Netflix that accidentally became one of the most read pieces in our website's history, proving at last that I am a wizard. A sometimes bored wizard with nothing to do but scour Netflix for something interesting to watch.

The following snippets from 2011 are still true:

It's no secret that I'm in an open relationship with my Netflix instant account. I watch a lot of documentaries and super-dramatic sad movies, but every now and then I'll indulge my inner queen and look for time wasters in the gay and lesbian genre.

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Last minute media gifts

The L Word: The complete series

Music, movies and books make great holiday gifts, and most can be ordered online — through local LGBT stores or major web retailers — to avoid fighting crowds at the mall.

Here are some options for your gay giving.

MUSIC

“Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Volume 2” (Columbia, 2011)