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    It Happened To Him: 'Bridegroom' Subject Shane Bitney Crone On Bringing His Tragic Story To The Screen

    You may recall a heartbreaking viral video (posted below) from early last year, in which Shane Bitney Crone detailed the beautiful relationship he had with longterm partner Tom Bridegroom before his tragic death the year prior. Bridegroom's family -- who had never accepted his sexuality or his relat...

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    13 Films You Should See At Outfest 2013

    Outfest, otherwise known as the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is kicking off its 31st edition tomorrow night with a screening of David Sedaris adaptation "C.O.G." What will follow is 10 days showcasing the best LGBT cinema of the past year, which -- in something of a rare occasio...

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    Lineup Announced for 31st Outfest; Jonathan Groff, Megan Mullally and James Franco Among Selections

    Now in its 31st year, Outfest has officially unveiled its selections for the upcoming edition of the festival. After debuting at Sundance back in January, "C.O.G.," based on a David Sedaris story and starring Jonathan Groff, has secured the festival's Opening Night Gala. At the tail end of the festi...

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    Outfest Announces 2013 Screenwriting Fellows

    Outfest has announced the 2013 Screenwriting Lab Fellows, with 5 individuals selected for the 11th year of the program: Adam Baran, Rosie Haber, J. Michael Feldman, Pete Mercurio and Julia Dwyer Sullivan. “The fellows selected for the 2013 Outfest Screenwriting Lab have written fresh, exciting LGBT ...

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    Que(e)ries: 10 LGBT Films You Should See On This Summer's Queer Film Fest Circuit

    While "Beyond The Candelabra" is currently gaying-up Cannes in a very big way (check out our report from the film's press conference here), most of us will be waiting until next Sunday night to watch the Liberace biopic on HBO. However, once Cannes comes to a close there will be all sorts of gay hea...

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    Outfest To Honor Kimberly Peirce and Open With David Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.'

    Outfest announced hat Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G." -- the first film adaptation of David Sedaris’s work -- has been selected as the Opening Night Gala of the 31st Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, which will go down on Thursday, July 11. “C.O.G.” is written and directed by Alvarez and based on a s...

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    Outfest Names Kristin Pepe New Director of Programming

    Outfest, the organization that runs the major LGBT film festivals in Los Angeles and now New York, has just announced that Kristin Pepe, who's best known as simply KP, will take over as the festival's Director of Programming.

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    Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires LGBT Films 'Notre Paradis' and 'Out in the Open' for 2013 Release

    Philadelphia-based specialty distributor Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired two new films, “Notre Paradis” and “Out in the Open,” for U.S. distribution. The company plans theatrical releases for both in the first quarter of 2013: “Paradis” in January and “...

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Kristin Pepe Helps Save Queer History with the Legacy Project

    When Hitler took over Germany in the 1930's, not only was Jewish culture virtually obliterated, so too was the country's robust homosexual and transgender literature and culture. The Nazis famously destroyed the extensive archive of the sexologist Mangus Hirschfeld. As part of that purge, all copies...

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    Wolfe Video Acquires "Love Free or Die" for DVD/VOD at Outfest

    Wolfe, the largest LGBT film distributor, acquired U.S. rights to Mackey Alston's "Love Free or Die" on DVD and VOD at the Outfest Film Festival Tuesday. Alston received a special jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for his work in directing the film. A full press r...

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