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Quick Film Review: Kapaemahu

“Kapaemahu” is a 2020 animated short film directed and produced by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, and Joe Wilson. The film explores the legends surrounding four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, which are believed to have the healing powers from four healers from ancient times. The healers embodied both masculine and feminine energies and […]

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Volunteer Moderators wanted!

You can make a difference in the lives of countless LGBTQ+ youth from your own home.  We’re currently looking for two new moderators to facilitate two of our weekly chatrooms.  Volunteer position is remote, so you can do it from anywhere.Our youth chatrooms are amazing communities.  Young people from all over are able to gather […]

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Quick Book Review: Two Boys Kissing

by David LevithanPublished in 2013, David Levithan’s multi award-winning teen novel, Two Boys Kissing, follows the story of Harry and Craig as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest kiss. The narrative voice of this text is unique as the story is told from the perspective of a group of gay […]

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Quick Film Review: Rafiki

“Rafiki” is a 2018 Kenyan lesbian drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Trigger warnings for homophobic hate crimes and violence.The film revolves around Kena and Ziki, two young women in Nairobi, Kenya, who develop a close and romantic relationship. Their love story unfolds against a backdrop of familial and cultural tensions; their conservative families are […]

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LGBTQIA+ History Month. Quick Film Review: Tongues Untied

“Tongues Untied” is a documentary film directed by Marlon Riggs released in 1989. The film explores the experiences of black gay men in America, focusing on issues such as racial and sexual identity, discrimination, ballroom culture, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.Marlon Riggs’ film is not only a powerful documentary but also an important […]

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Quick Book Review – Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month this October, we’re highlighting Jonathan Ned Katz’s 2001 book, Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality.As the focus of this book is on sexuality and includes instances of homophobic along with racist language, it is intended for those 18 years of age and older. It is critical to note […]

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Quick Streaming Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

Continuing our journey of seeking out queer representation in media: “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is one part of a horror anthology series created by Mike Flanagan, released in 2020. It is the second installment in the “Haunting” anthology following “The Haunting of Hill House.” The story is set in 1980s England and revolves around […]

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Quick Film Review: Hiss of the Rabbit God

Trigger warning for knives, blood and sexual content.The story revolves around a shy Chinese restaurant worker named Matt and the bustling environment of food service. He is easily overwhelmed and exhausted with all the tasks he has to do and in the middle of cutting open some mail, he accidentally cuts his finger. This is […]

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