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Are Gay Stereotypes Gaining Ground and Losing Bite

Are Gay Stereotypes Gaining Ground and Losing Bite

Less than 10 years ago Tom Hanks played the first gay lead in a big budget film, Philadelphia, and just under five years ago Ellen DeGeneres did the same on a prime time TV show. Back then, the community held its collective breath whenever a lesbian or gay character was to appear, and hoped it wouldn’t be a predictable stereotype to feed the flames of bigotry or confirm the fears of our parents.

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Festival Highlights Films By and For LBGT Youth

Festival Highlights Films By and For LBGT Youth

This year’s edition of the Image+Nation Gay and Lesbian International Film and Video Festival of Montréal offers a brash and bold series of works made by and for LBGT youth titled “Generation Q: Your Very Own Afterschool Special.” The event taking place on Sat. Sept. 28 will be free for youth 25yrs of age and under.

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Absolutely FAB-ulous

Absolutely FAB-ulous

Actor Fabrizio Filippo talks about his stint on Season 2 of Queer as Folk. When Melanie and Lindsay take Justin to a violin recital as part of the Queer as Folk episode airing May 13 on Showcase, little do they know that the budding artist may in fact wind up making more than just music […]

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Queer As Folk – The North American Version

Queer As Folk – The North American Version

The sitcom days of campy gay sidekicks and Jack Tripper of Three’s Company pretending to be gay so that he can have two female roommates have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Clichéd gay television is quickly becoming a distant memory. Leading this new age of fresh and groundbreaking gay-themed television is Queer as Folk, its […]

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Queer As Folk – The Original

Queer As Folk – The Original

Queer As Folk (QAF), is the controversial ground-breaking British series that covers the lives of gay men and women living in Manchester England , featuring characters incorporating a bit of every one of us. QAF caused such a fuss in Britain and Canada .  People complained, people praised, and people tuned in.  There probably isn’t […]

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Top Ten: Gay For Pay

Top Ten: Gay For Pay

We round up the ten most memorable gay performances by top Hollywood turns. 10. Tom SelleckIn & Out – 1997Famous as the cigar smoking, daddy bear investigator Magnum, Tom cropped up as a gay television reporter alongside Kevin Kline in this homo happy comedy. Tom is out to bag Kline and pursues him relentlessly until […]

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Are Gay Stereotypes Gaining Ground and Losing Bite?

Are Gay Stereotypes Gaining Ground and Losing Bite?

Less than 10 years ago Tom Hanks played the first gay lead in a big budget film, Philadelphia, and just under five years ago Ellen DeGeneres did the same on a prime time TV show. Back then, the community held its collective breath whenever a lesbian or gay character was to appear, and hoped it […]

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Gay TV Provides Fizz for Pepsi

Gay TV Provides Fizz for Pepsi

The Pepsi-Cola Company could become the choice of a gay generation as it eases into the new world of gay TV, making it the first soft drink brand ever to target the gay market. One of the first major sponsors of PrideVision, the 24-hour gay TV network launched last fall in Canada, Pepsi is putting […]

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The Best Sports Films for Gay Guys

The Best Sports Films for Gay Guys

The Best Sports Films For Gay Guys By Phil WalshSpecial to Outsports Hot, steamy days in the upper deck. Beer swigged. Sleeveless T-shirts, biceps showing. The grunt of a pack of men in a football scrimmage on a late fall afternoon. The resigned and disappointed look on a rookie's face when he realizes he's been […]

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Brit Pop Idol William Young: Glad to be Gay

Brit Pop Idol William Young: Glad to be Gay

“I’m sure this will not come as a surprise to many people,” Will Young beamed with masterful understatement to a tabloid newspaper on Sunday. “I’m gay.” No kidding, Will. The simultaneous outing of pop’s worst-kept secret and pop’s newest idol was remarkable only in its manner and timing, so long had it been anticipated in […]

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