I love the way queer people, who don’t have maps to follow, chart their own course, build new structures, tear them down, salvage the good parts and build them up […]
Hey folks! I’ll be reading a new story about the time I wanted to make out with a pretty boy and ended up organizing a consensual gang bang for a […]
You know a month has a bad rep when the cheeriest quote you can find is from Jean-Paul Satre. The author of ‘Nausea’ said, “To read a poem in January […]
Thursday January 17th Wu Tsang will present the documentary Wildness at an 7:30pm screening at the Culver Center for the Arts (downtown Riverside), and for a 2:00pm afternoon artist’s talk […]
Symposium! January 13, 2013 - 10am-5pm Human Resources in Los Angeles (410 Cottage Home St, LA CA 90012) A symposium featuring work by emerging artists and visual/performance studies scholars in the […]
“That’s great, Mommy.” I replied, feeling proud of her even as my cheeks burned with embarrassment. My auntie agreed that I could use some time to myself. I’d come up to help relive some of the care-taking responsibilities from my auntie during the four days I had between finals. Knowingly she’d be more likely to take her sleeping pills if she felt in control of something I had her correct my spanish essays as I dispensed her nightly nose of sleeping pills, tranquilizers and anti-psychotics. She hadn’t slept in days before I had arrived and when she is deprived of sleep her paranoia and the torturous delusions become even more unbearable; the mania and sleeplessness are both a symptom and a cause of the delusions. I really wish there was a kinder word. I called my dearest most compassionate friend, a marriage and family therapist intern at some hippy school in the bay. “Is there a better word for ‘delusion’ or ‘hallucination’? Something kinder? More compassionate and respectful? Something that acknowledges that these experiences are my mother’s reality?”
In cooperation with Black and Pink, we are providing free copies of THE COLLECTION to transgender and queer prisoners who request it. Black and Pink maintains a penpal service and other support to LGBTQ people impacted by the , with over 2200 people on their newsletter mailing list alone. They also survive completely via donations of cash, technology and time and operate as an all-volunteer group. Books are in high demand for all prisoners, and as we started work on our first title, we knew that one priority would always be making our books available to LGBTQ people in prison, who are disproportionately affected by the prison industrial complex.
Be inspired to create, to celebrate and to keep telling your stories! A little encouragement can go a long way. Some times all it takes is one festival to screen your film, one person to tell you how much your work meant to them to motivate you to keep on creating. And while the nymph of inspiration may flit in and out of our lives, the artists we are showcasing work tirelessly even when that elusive sprite is no where to be found. These filmmakers pour over dailies, spend long nights editing, and toss and turn at night wondering what they’ll do if they don’t meet their Kickstarter goals. And sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and crawl into a hole and never come out…This is DIY filmmaking. This is why we need festivals. This is why we need awards.
I’ve always known I was not straight; I was called a lesbian in 4th grade before I even knew what the word meant and still I knew that they were […]
November 2 – 4, 2012 Friday November 2nd Echo Park Film Center 1200 North Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 8 p Mommy is Coming directed by Cheryl Dunye (erotic feature, […]