Arts & Entertainment

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Progies honor transsexuals, feminists, card-carrying Communists and more in film

The Progies honor films that stand up for human, worker, and women's rights, gay rights, minority rights, peace, the environment, and against fascism.

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Bringing Eleanor Roosevelt’s lover Lorena Hickok out of the shadows

The play's frank assertion that Hick and Eleanor were lovers represents a departure from earlier dramatizations of their relationship.

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Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 

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"Freeheld": Ms. and Ms. Smith go to Washington

Inspired by a true story.  The precedent struck by Laurel and Stacie's struggle played a major role in the same-sex marriage movement.

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A Latina Medea for the modern age

"Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles": A great theatrical opportunity for Angelenos awaits in Malibu!

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Today: Two American poets honor LGBT Pride Month

Includes poetry by Walt Whitman and Judy Grahn.

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"Pride" tells of solidarity vs. prejudice, winning vs. losing

In 1984, a small group of London gays and lesbians collected money for the miners and taught a lesson of solidarity that everybody should memorize.

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Trust and obey: “Choir Boy”

Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.

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“To Be Takei”: Love, diversity, and Star Trek

A new documentary chronicling the life of activist and actor George Takei is currently screening, to the delight of his many admirers.

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Two trailblazing performers "Coming out Muslim"

"Coming Out Muslim" is a collage of coming-out stories, unmet parental expectations, song and chant, dance movement, prayer, revelations, hair and head coverings, and henna.

 

 

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