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June 12, 2014

A cruising spot for gay men becomes the most dangerous lake in France when a love affair takes a sinister turn in French thriller Stranger By The Lake

A group of men are exposed to the dangers of gay cruising in award-winning French thriller Stranger By The Lake.

Stranger By The Lake was highly praised at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 where it was awarded the prestigious Queer Palm award, making it a new gay cinema classic.

The film is a mix of beach sunsets, steamy encounters and brutal murders by renowned ‘bad boy’ of French cinema, director Alain Guiraudie, who won the award for Best Director at Cannes.

May 26, 2014

Justin Bieber was one of a number of celebrities that helped raise $35 million at the amfAR gala ball in Cannes on Thursday

Justin Bieber has donated $545,000 towards HIV research, matching another donor’s donation at the amfAR gala charity ball in Cannes on Thursday.

Organizers were floored by the offer and double-checked with Bieber to make sure he was serious about the donation, which he confirmed he was.

However Bieber couldn’t wait to take part in a lavish banquet that was part of the event and reportedly ordered a meal off the hotel’s kids menu before the banquet was served.

May 26, 2014

Justin Bieber was one of a number of celebrities that helped raise $35 million at the amfAR gala ball in Cannes on Thursday

Justin Bieber has donated $545,000 towards HIV research, matching another donor’s donation at the amfAR gala charity ball in Cannes on Thursday.

Organizers were floored by the offer and double-checked with Bieber to make sure he was serious about the donation, which he confirmed he was.

However Bieber couldn’t wait to take part in a lavish banquet that was part of the event and reportedly ordered a meal off the hotel’s kids menu before the banquet was served.

May 25, 2014

An unlikely alliance was formed when gay rights activists helped raised funds for miners and their families during a devastating year-long strike in 1984 and 1985

Pride, a film by British Tony Award winning theatre director Matthew Warchus, has won this year's unofficial Queer Palm award for films that best touch on homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues at the Cannes Film Festival.

October 5, 2013

Reports say Beirut International Film Festival faces censor disapproval on decision to include award-winning French thriller ‘Stranger by the lake’

Will they, won’t they?

That’s what gay and other rights activists are wondering about the Beirut International Film Festival as it gets ready for tonight’s screening.

The film chosen in the Panorama section for the 10 pm show tonight is the controversial gay thriller “L’inconnu du lac” (Stranger by the lake), French director Alain Guiraudie’s 2013 work that has won both bouquets and brickbats.

October 5, 2013

Reports say Beirut International Film Festival faces censor disapproval on decision to include award-winning French thriller ‘Stranger by the lake’

Will they, won’t they?

That’s what gay and other rights activists are wondering about the Beirut International Film Festival as it gets ready for tonight’s screening.

The film chosen in the Panorama section for the 10 pm show tonight is the controversial gay thriller “L’inconnu du lac” (Stranger by the lake), French director Alain Guiraudie’s 2013 work that has won both bouquets and brickbats.

September 9, 2013

Sydney’s LGBT community will get to see their lives reflected on the big screen twice a year with the launch of a second LGBT film festival in the city – the Queer Screen Film Fest

Sydney will host two LGBT film festivals in 2013, with the organizers of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival launching a second stand alone Queer Screen Film Fest (QSFF) for September.

‘The QSFF line up will take audiences from Cannes winners, to sneak previews and retrospectives,’ organizers say.

The festival will screen across two venues in the Sydney alternative culture hub of Newtown – the Dendy Newtown cinema and the Newtown Hotel.

September 9, 2013

Sydney’s LGBT community will get to see their lives reflected on the big screen twice a year with the launch of a second LGBT film festival in the city – the Queer Screen Film Fest

Sydney will host two LGBT film festivals in 2013, with the organizers of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival launching a second stand alone Queer Screen Film Fest (QSFF) for September.

‘The QSFF line up will take audiences from Cannes winners, to sneak previews and retrospectives,’ organizers say.

The festival will screen across two venues in the Sydney alternative culture hub of Newtown – the Dendy Newtown cinema and the Newtown Hotel.

May 27, 2013

Cannes Film Festival honors Tunisian-French film director Abdellatif Kechiche with a Palme d’Or for his lesbian love story film, raising questions about LGBT issues in Tunisia

Tunisian-French film director Abdellatif Kechiche won the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival for his lesbian love story film ‘La Vie d'Adele’ (Blue is the Warmest Color).

The film, a coming of age story, features a 15 year-old girl who falls in love with an older female art student.

May 27, 2013

Cannes Film Festival honors Tunisian-French film director Abdellatif Kechiche with a Palme d’Or for his lesbian love story film, raising questions about LGBT issues in Tunisia

Tunisian-French film director Abdellatif Kechiche won the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival for his lesbian love story film ‘La Vie d'Adele’ (Blue is the Warmest Color).

The film, a coming of age story, features a 15 year-old girl who falls in love with an older female art student.

May 24, 2013

Film seen as landmark in exploring and depicting lesbian love and female sexuality

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’, a powerful lesbian love story with intimate lesbian sex scenes, has become a frontrunner for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The film is seen as a landmark in terms of exploring and depicting lesbian love and female sexuality.

It premiered at Cannes yesterday and quickly became the critics’ favourite for the festival.

It contains the lengthiest, most intimate and most graphic lesbian sex scenes ever shown in a mainstream film.

May 24, 2013

Film seen as landmark in exploring and depicting lesbian love and female sexuality

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’, a powerful lesbian love story with intimate lesbian sex scenes, has become a frontrunner for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The film is seen as a landmark in terms of exploring and depicting lesbian love and female sexuality.

It premiered at Cannes yesterday and quickly became the critics’ favourite for the festival.

It contains the lengthiest, most intimate and most graphic lesbian sex scenes ever shown in a mainstream film.

May 21, 2013

Following its screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Behind the Candelabra, the gay Liberace biopic has received nothing but praise

Michael Douglas performance as Liberace is being named is greatest ever perforamance.

Douglas, who stars in Behind The Candelabra with fellow Hollywood actor Matt Damon, is being applauded by the critics.

The Telegraph's Robbie Collin regards Michael Douglas’ extraordinary portrayal of Liberace as 'one of the greatest performance the actor has ever given.'

July 28, 2012

R&B singer tells French paparazzi 'Man, no homo!' after being asked about newly out star

When leaving a nightclub in France, R&B singer Chris Brown had some choice words for newly out star Frank Ocean.

According to a PRLog report, Brown was approached in Cannes by a member of the paparazzi who asked him about Ocean.

When Brown responded, he said: ‘Man, no homo!’

‘No homo’ is a phrase that has become well known in the hip-hop community meaning a rejection of anything that could be deemed as ‘gay’.

July 28, 2012

R&B singer tells French paparazzi 'Man, no homo!' after being asked about newly out star

When leaving a nightclub in France, R&B singer Chris Brown had some choice words for newly out star Frank Ocean.

According to a PRLog report, Brown was approached in Cannes by a member of the paparazzi who asked him about Ocean.

When Brown responded, he said: ‘Man, no homo!’

‘No homo’ is a phrase that has become well known in the hip-hop community meaning a rejection of anything that could be deemed as ‘gay’.

June 21, 2012

Adverts showing the Pope and Muslim leader kissing have won awards but also banned by the Vatican 

Benetton’s ‘Unhate’ advertising campaign, which features images of world leaders locking lips, has sparked fury from religious groups and praise from advertising awards.

The clothing company has had a strong reaction after creating the campaign launched last November, aimed at fostering tolerance for homosexuality and ‘global love’.

Computer manipulated shots include US President Barack Obama kissing his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel embracing ex-French President Nicolas Sarkosy.

June 21, 2012

Adverts showing the Pope and Muslim leader kissing have won awards but also banned by the Vatican 

Benetton’s ‘Unhate’ advertising campaign, which features images of world leaders locking lips, has sparked fury from religious groups and praise from advertising awards.

The clothing company has had a strong reaction after creating the campaign launched last November, aimed at fostering tolerance for homosexuality and ‘global love’.

Computer manipulated shots include US President Barack Obama kissing his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel embracing ex-French President Nicolas Sarkosy.