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The Times of Harvey Milk There is an interview somewhere in the middle of The Times of Harvey Milk with a union man. In today’s politically-correct world he would be a Neanderthal, and using language and prejudices no longer permissible in polite society. He unabashedly admits his bias against gay

By Mara Owens Pride. It’s a tiny, but weighted word that most people take utterly for granted. For the LGBTQI community, Pride means the very real knowledge that we are not alone, that we are part of a bigger, broader community that provides, in the words of author Armistead Maupin,

Pride 2017 is around the corner, and for the LGBT community in the valley, this annual celebration may be more important than ever. Just last year, a deadly rampage took the lives of 49 people and injured 53 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, shocking the world. Nine

Local production company Twin Heroes just put the wraps on a summer of artistic events that invited audiences into works of compassion and common ground, anchored by Transcend: Queer Arts Festival in August. Local artists and producers Alex Vassos and Tulsi Florence produced Transcend, which featured three Ashland spaces given

Working at a University back in Texas years and years ago, I noticed stickers in certain office windows — “Ally,” they read — with a rainbow background. After inquiring, I learned that many of the staff members and professors wanted to ensure a safe space for LGBTQ and questioning students.

Why do we need animals to remind us of how to be human? Bad Lucky Goat, filmed on one of Colombia’s Caribbean islands and directed by Samir Oliveros, and Pop-Aye, filmed in Bangkok and rural Loei Province, Thailand, and written and directed by Kirsten Tan, revolve around their title animals

Sunset. Check. Horse. Check. Cowboy hat. Check. iPad on a monopod. Huh? By turns riveting, frustrating, and troubling, No Man’s Land goes deep behind the scenes of the six-gun spectacle that attended the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the winter of 2016. Luckily for us, filmmaker David Byars’ experience following the

In war torn Syria, one mother fights to stay in her home, another aims to flee. Both become entangled with one another’s struggles. From the onset, after a sniper’s bullet rips down the hopes of young mother and wife, Halima, played by Diamand Abou Abboud, the story races through several

They say that true lifelong friends are the ones who can appear after years of distance or silence, and greet you as if they had never left. Cesc Gay’s film Truman gives us a look at one such friendship. Our protagonists: Julian, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and

Our actions define us. They shape how the rest of the world perceives us, the possibilities open to us, and our relationships with those around us. The motivations behind our more wayward actions, if not carefully controlled, can drive us to destroy ourselves, and one another. And when these actions