LGBT Short Film Contest Winner Selected

The votes are in, thousands of them, and the winner of’s Short Film Contest has been selected and you can see the winner and first two runner-ups free online for the remainder of January at .

Filmmakers from all over the United States submitted gay-themed short films to, and 12 of those films were chosen as finalists. Film lovers of all stripes were encouraged to visit to digitally screen the 12 finalists (free of charge) and then select their favorite.

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Shake, Rattle & Role/PlayScene from Role/Play

by Mikey Rox

Filmmakers are notorious for using movies as vehicles to comment on current affairs.

Writer-director Rob Williams, whose latest movie Role/Play releases on DVD Feb. 8, is no exception.

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The Bombast and the Body CountCarlos Castro

Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

While the world focused on the tragic Arizona shootings, another horrific crime took place in New York City. The New York Post reported today that a Portuguese male model tortured and murdered his "sugar daddy" in a Manhattan hotel.

For more than an hour, Renato Seabra, 20, beat Carlos Castro, 65, before he castrated the older fashion journalist with a wine corkscrew.

Read more: The Bombast and the Body Count


Governor Brown’s Budget Imposes New Cost-Sharing on Low-income People
 with HIV/AIDS

According to analysis provided by Project Inform, Governor Brown’s new budget proposal provides an additional $77.2 million for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to address growing need, but would institute cost-sharing for ADAP clients.

ADAP provides access to lifesaving HIV medications for over 35,000 low-income Californians living with HIV/AIDS who are uninsured or underinsured. 
The details regarding the amount of cost-sharing and how it will be imposed have not been decided but research indicates that even nominal co-pays can present a real barrier to low-income people accessing their life-saving medication.

Read more: New Cost-Sharing


LCRs Continue DADT Fight at Ninth Circuit

Washington, DC  – January, 10, 2011

Log Cabin Republicans have filed a response to the Obama administration’s latest attempt to indefinitely delay arguments in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States, despite legislation enacted last month which removed DADT from U.S. code.

The military has emphasized that the policy remains in force and the Obama Department of Justice continues to defend the ban in court.

Read more: DADT Fight at Ninth Circuit


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