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On This Gay Day: Willow and Tara kissed on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Willow and Tara kissed on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’  A lesbian or bisexual relationship on mainstream television may be fairly common place today, but it’s not that long ago that a same-sex relationship on screen was hard to find. On this day, twenty years ago, in 2001 the characters of Willow and Tara kissed on […]

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Pioneering gay activist Ken Jones has died aged 70

Pioneering gay activist Ken Jones has died aged 70

Pioneering gay activist Ken Jones passed away this week, his death at the age of 70 attributed to bladder cancer. The Vietnam War veteran settled in San Francisco in 1972 and joined the early gay rights activism lead by Harvey Milk and others in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. He would later work for […]

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Harvey Milk Day: Breaking down the closet door for freedom

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door” – Harvey Milk May 22nd marks a special day in the heart of the LGBTI+ community thanks to avid champions within our ranks, such as Daren I. Ball and the creator of When We Rise and Milk Dustin Lance Black, shedding […]

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Dustin Lance Black discusses the importance of ‘When We Rise’

Dustin Lance Black discusses the importance of ‘When We Rise’

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has spoken about the importance of representing LGBTI history to wider audiences ahead of the premiere of his new project When We Rise. The sprawling eight hour long mini-series which premieres of US television in February charts the rise of the gay rights movement from the Stonewall Riots to the modern day. […]

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Watch the first trailer for Dustin Lance Black’s ‘When We Rise’

Watch the first trailer for Dustin Lance Black’s ‘When We Rise’

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will be returning to the small screen with a new documentary drama series that focuses on the history of LGBT rights in the USA. When We Rise, an 8-part series directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, My Own Private Idaho), Thomas Schlamme, Dee Rees and Black himself, follows a group of […]

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‘Milk’ creators re-unite for gay rights miniseries

‘Milk’ creators re-unite for gay rights miniseries

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant are reuniting for a miniseries on the history of gay rights. The duo responsible for the Harvey Milk biopic, ‘Milk’, will be writing and directing an eight hour miniseries that follows the history of the gay rights movement, ‘When We Rise’. The premiere episode will focus […]

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