San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival Announces Line-up
Frameline, the world’s largest LGBT media arts nonprofit organization, has announced the line-up of films for Frameline37: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
With an expected attendance of 60,000, the 11 days of Frameline37 will bring together film lovers, media artists, and LGBTQ communities from the Bay Area and all across the globe to behold the best in queer cinema from this year’s record number of more than 700 film submissions.
LGBT Caucus to Host Reception in Honor of Harvey Milk’s Birthday
The Legislative LGBT Caucus will commemorate Harvey Milk’s birthday with a reception from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
As Chair of the Caucus, Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) will address attendees to pay homage to the life and service of Harvey Milk, and highlight Milk’s work in paving the way for the LGBT civil rights discourse that continues today.
White House Highlights “Harvey Milk Champions of Change”
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the White House will honor ten openly LGBT elected or appointed officials as “Harvey Milk Champions of Change.” The event falls on Harvey Milk’s birthday and will recognize these individuals for their commitment to equality and public service.
“When President Obama posthumously awarded Harvey Milk the Medal of Freedom in 2009, he praised his leadership and courage in running for office. Today, we honor Harvey Milk’s legacy in these ten outstanding public servants, who will surely inspire the next generation of public servants,” said Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President.
Actress Becca Battoe Talks “Fifty Shades” at Bows & Arrows
Hollywood actor Becca Battoe, the voice behind the audio books for E.L. James’ wildly popular “Fifty Shades Trilogy,” comes to Sacramento Saturday, June 1. The star will do a reading between 5:30–6 p.m. at Bows & Arrows (1815 19th St.).
“I’ve always been an avid reader,” said Battoe. “There’s nothing like getting lost in a great book. Now I have the pleasure to be paid for doing something I truly love.
Growing up with a lesbian mother and having many LGBT friends throughout high school and college has made Battoe very aware of the difficulty these kids face day after day.
Tinsel Tarts In A Hot Coma Reviewed: The Cockettes & Thrillpeddlers in S.F.
by Chris Narloch
The spirit of off-off Broadway is alive and well on the west coast thanks to director Russell Blackwood and his sexy “underground” theater troupe, Thrillpeddlers, who are currently reviving yet another Cockettes musical at San Francisco’s Hypnodrome.
For those in need of a queer history lesson, The Cockettes were a ground breaking, gender-bending theater group who created and performed their own campy, crazy, seat-of-their-pants musicals in ‘70s San Francisco and New York City.
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