Sistah Sinema screens movies featuring queer women of color at events in Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Portland. Their indiegogo campaign was a success! They are currently working with Busk films to make queer cinema featuring women of color available online.
Posted by lorainekv on January 21st, 2013 at 08:00 am
Starlight was a delightfully Queer character in the 80′s cartoon series Rainbow Brite. I had a picture of him on my Trapperkeeper and once got in load of trouble for telling my teacher I was his boyfriend.
This is one of the coolest YouTube videos I’ve ever come across – I don’t know who this guy is, but he sums up so many of the odd, funny, awkward, self-contradicting sensation and thoughts that result from having a body that doesn’t match one’s identity but loving that body anyway. I’m genderqueer, not trans, but I still find what he has to say about what it’s like to have a vagina to be hilarious, heartening, and thought-provoking. I hope it brightens some other people’s days as much as it brightened mine.
Just a poem about drag kings and women and uncomfortable audiences. About how identities are shifting and how people tend to assume they aren’t and won’t admit they are a little attracted to nonconformity. This one’s a bit dark, but I thought it made a few good points.
A very interesting movie about an intersexed 15 year old.
“Inés Efron plays Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, in this compelling tale. Though she’s living as a girl, Alex and her family begin to wonder whether she’s emotionally a boy when another teenager’s sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion.”
This is a wonderful “It gets better” message from Todrick Hall including Pace Students, Washington Irving HS, Todd Caldwell, Peter Forde, Russel Orlov, Wesley Bishop, Jake Grinsted, Virginia Cavaliere, Simeon Buresch, Braden Summers, J’Beau, Laquet Sharnell, Ian Paget, Natalia Johnson, Sam Cahn, Liz Gallagher.
It features Jewel, Ellen Degeneres, Perez Hilton, Chris Colfer, Anne Hathaway and others.
this has really left me speechless, so there isn’t much that i can say. it put me through the full spectrum of emotions in just over two minutes. i really don’t even know how i feel right now but i do know that more people have to see this. it is beautiful, pure and simple.
Many people have a common misconception of how femininity and masculinity are linked to sexuality. Just because I may be homosexual does not mean that I fit the media’s mass marketed version of the gay male. We all face these misconceptions and I think they need to be put to rest. I speak about this through the language that comes most natural to me, art.
It’s an amazing film that portrays the idiocy of a society that celebrates the birth of boys but loathes the birth of girls.
The action takes place at the end of the 19th century in a village near the Adriatic sea. One family, ‘doomed’ with all female children, decides to raise one of the girls as a boy. Towards the end, the film reveals some interesting facts about the life in this village.
Red has some very interesting perspectives on gender, and goes about it in a deliciously bizarre way much of the time. This video in particular (Gender Fail) capture’s a lot of what I think they’re about.
In 2003 he won the Turner prize. He collected said prize decked out in a silky lilac babydoll dress, and has been dressing in women’s clothes from his early teens. Now age 50, he lives and works in London with his wife and daughter.
He has described his transvestite style, manifested in “Claire,” as being like “the crack cocaine of femininity,” all ribbons and frills and bows.
I found this video of him talking about the importance of being different and stuff… it’s really sweet. and funny. moving, even. Very quotable.