jk rowling transgender comments

Following J.K. Rowling‘s anti-transgender tweets, and her 3,600-word manifesto in which the Harry Potter author dug her heels in even further, the stars of the Wizarding World films are coming out in support of the transgender community to condemn Rowling’s comments.

Emma Watson and Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne follow in the steps of Daniel Radcliffe, who penned a beautifully worded essay for the LGBTQ organization The Trevor Project earlier this week, by publicly speaking out in support of transgender rights and criticizing Rowling’s recent statements, which many have criticized as hawking dangerous rhetoric that distorts ideas of gender identity.

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welcome to chechnya trailer

David France‘s (How to Survive a PlagueWelcome to Chechnya debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to critical raves, with the powerful LGBTQ documentary collecting the award for best editing and later, at Berlinale, winning the Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary. The documentary will soon arrive on HBO, with the network announcing the June premiere date in the official Welcome to Chechnya trailer.

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love simon tv series moved to hulu

The Love, Simon TV series has a new streaming home and a new name. The half-hour comedy series based on the 2018 teen LGBTQ romantic-comedy has now been moved from Disney+ to Hulu, with the new title Love, Victor, named after the show’s new protagonist. Love, Victor, which will premiere on Hulu during Pride Month this year, was initially set to debut on Disney+, but was reportedly deemed inappropriate for the family-friendly streaming service.

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visible out on television trailer

Apple TV+ still has yet to release an original title that gets them into the cultural conversation on the same level as Disney+ (with the possible exception of The Morning Show). But as the streaming services rolls out its next slate of shows, some promising contenders are making an appearance. The latest is the five-part documentary series Visible: Out on Television, which charts the rise of LGBTQ representation on TV and the impact that it made on the community at large.

Featuring a star-studded group of celebrities like Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, and more, Visible: Out on Television already has an emotional and heartfelt trailer. Who knows how much we’ll cry once the series comes out? Watch the Visible Out on Television trailer below.

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marvel studios transgender superhero

Marvel is taking things one step at a time when it comes to LGBTQ representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in one case, that means taking a step back after a misstatement by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. A day after Feige appeared to confirm that the MCU would be introducing its first transgender character, Marvel Studios is walking back that statement.

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work in progress trailer

While Lana Wachowski is currently going solo as the director of the upcoming The Matrix 4, Lilly Wachowski is turning back to TV as the co-writer of Work in Progress, a Showtime comedy created by and starring Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany. Described as a “comedy about being out and down,” Work in Progress is a quirky LGBTQ comedy series coming to Showtime this December. Watch the Work in Progress trailer below.

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star wars gay representation

Despite taking place a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, the Star Wars universe has been sorely lacking in LGBT representation on the screen. But amidst the dozens of Star Wars TV shows there has to at least one canonically gay couple. The Star Wars: Resistance executive producers confirmed that there is, and they’ve been hiding in plain sight.

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arthur gay wedding episode

Reaching out to an audience with a positive message about gay marriage isn’t hard when you’ve got an Alabama Methodist church and an LGBTQ film festival playing their part.

Following the Alabama Public Television’s refusal to air an episode of the beloved children’s program Arthur that featured a gay wedding of a major character, the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham is hosting a wedding-themed screening of the episode. The church teamed up with the Sidewalk Film Festival and Shout LGBTQ Film Festival for a free, all-ages event that will be held next week.

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this is not berlin review

In This Is Not Berlin, a group of truant artists discuss what makes art. “Whether you like it or not, art is political, man!” one declares. But another responds, “Art is whatever means one thing to us today.”

This Is Not Berlin is a movie that lives in the moment, despite being set in a time and place that is rife with political unrest. Set in Mexico City in 1986, This Is Not Berlin is a vibrant, alive, and dirty snapshot of a Mexican counterculture that we know little of, and that the movie doesn’t much care to explain. Director Hari Sama is not here to give you a history lesson, but to recapture the era’s crumbling hedonism in a film that is about politics and not about politics at all.

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Boys in the Band

Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.

He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »