June 21, 2012
Most of you will have seen the YouTube video of Shane Bitney Crone, young man who lost his partner in tragic circumstances and the aftermath of his death in which he realized that in most parts of the world all love is not equal – It Could Happen To You.
He has now started a project to do a documentary on the subject as part of his contribution to make equal rights for all a reality. He needs funding so why not pitch in and help? It will help him heal and be part of making a difference.
You can’t change history but you CAN change the future! Support Bridegroom the documentary. See us on KickStarter: http://kck.st/Ky24tE
Thank you to the millions of you out there who responded so lovingly and supportively to my YouTube video, It Could Happen to You. Because of you, standing up for #EqualLoveEqualRights, we now have a unique opportunity to turn my small film into a feature length documentary!
The goal is to have this film in theaters by fall, as the national debate on this very important issue comes to a head. But in order to do this, I need your support. I have partnered with the acclaimed creator of Designing Women and producer of the landmark Man from Hope (and other Clinton documentaries) in order to bring Tom’s and my story to life on the large screen—a story that we believe will open a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever could.
We only have thirty days to raise this money on Kickstarter. (see link below) No donation is too small. Please join me and support the making of Bridegroom the documentary—a film that began with all of you. And a film that we hope will someday take its place alongside other films that championed civil rights and truly made a difference! We know our opposition will be strong, but we also know our film will be good. We promise. Again, all we need is for you to join our effort to not only change hearts and minds, but make marriage equality a reality for all!
Here is the original heartbreaking video which I posted in a previous blog entry.
June 4, 2012
Wow. Thanks to Apolo DAzhero on Google + for pointing this out to me. You need to watch this.
Moisés Kaufman and members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard’s visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of “Angels in America” a year after Shephard’s death.
May 2, 2012
My Twitter friend, actor and director Ryan James Yezak releases a powerful look at 30 years of AIDS. So sad that most or even all of those who died could have been saved by today’s medications. If HIV/AIDS was a test of our humanity then many failed the test.
January 22, 2012
Known more for human rights abuses it is fascinating getting an insight into something a bit6 more positive. The fascinating documentary by Bboy Spaghetti looks at an interesting dancing subculture in Iran – much of it is pretty easy on the eye too.
January 17, 2012
European Documentary Lesbian and Gay Families, produced by Flg. Available from March 2012. More information familieslg.org.
The Second European Conference on LGBT Families want to share the situation of legal rights and inequality suffered by children of LGBT families in different countries across Europe. We work together with other organizations and governments to make progress on the rights of citizenship.We are expecting between 700 and 800 people from different European countries to attend the Conference. It is our intention to spread the achievements of social rights regarding LGBT people in our country.
The meeting will combine conferences, workshops, shared life experiences and leisure time for all families. It is our main objective to make our families visible and to have an impact on the media in our country and abroad.
In the meeting, we will broadcast our second documentary “Homo baby boom” based on the daily lives of LGTB families in different European countries.
The website (in English) is here.
January 17, 2012
Completely US specific but excellent. Via George Takei
December 9, 2011
Found these lovely excerpts from an American Experience documentary about the fascinating and groundbreaking poet Walt Whitman and ( to me) one of the greatest poetical works of the 19th century. What an amazing character he was.
If you would like to watch the entire documentary, albeit with Spanish subtitles, look no further: