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 19, 2012
A significant figure in the US civil rights movement makes a lot of sense. May 2012 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
April 16, 2012
At the last CAISO meeting the youth group said they are braver than previous generations. Really? I think not. Brave is resisting arrest in New York, Toronto ( my home at the time) and lots of other places.
April 13, 2012
One in four LGBT kids are kicked out after coming out.
April 12, 2012
The man is kick-ass-pure and simple
February 16, 2012
ORAM, the organization that works to help LGBTI people life in unsafe countries to find safety elsewhere in the world. On their site they describe their mission:
ORAM provides clients with free legal counseling and assistance, including representation at UNHCR proceedings. We assist refugees through their passage to safety, often until they are permanently resettled in new countries.
Visit their website here.
The organization has released a series of narration free animated videos telling the personal stories of what the reality of life is for LGBTI people living in hostile environments. Deeply thought provoking and maddening. The countries featured in these three videos ( in order ) are Jamaica, Iraq and Iran. A warning – although they are animated some of the images are disturbing.
February 15, 2012
This seems to be very much like the Aussie one last year – let’s see if this will go viral too. Very sweet.