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July 26, 2013

'Being silent and not standing up for myself doesn't accomplish anything'

As a gay kid growing up in a small town in Montana, Shane Bitney Crone didn't stand up for himself much and he paid a heavy price for it.

Crone was ostracized at school and at church after a love letter he wrote to his best friend went public. After graduation, he left for Los Angeles for a fresh start and soon met the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom.

May 16, 2013

The audience's picks for Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival which ran from 8 to 12 May

The audience award winners from Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, TranScreen were announced earlier this week with a documentary/artfilm about 'the smallest drag queen in the world' taking the top slot.

The German film called One Zero One - the story of Cybersissy & BayBjane directed by Tim Lienhard tells the story of Morrocan-German Mourad 'the smallest drag queen in the world' and his partner Antoine. It's described as 'part documentary, part camp-style visual fairy tale'.

July 23, 2012

Keep on the Lights wins jury prize for outstanding US drama and screenplay

The drama Any Day Now received a prolonged standing ovation after it screened at LA's Outfest film festival on Saturday so it was little surprise that the film about a gay couple trying to adopt a teenager with Downs Syndrome won the Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film on Sunday (22 July).

Star Alan Cumming won the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film. Judges praised the star for 'bringing depth, humor, fierce wit, and emotional integrity to a moving portrait of a man who unexpectedly finds a family and the strength to fight for it.'

May 1, 2012

'Most of the abuse against children comes from straight parent - from straight men, actually'

Alan Cumming's latest film, Any Day Now, just won the audience award at the Tribeca Flm Festival and focuses on a topic the actor feels very strongly about: gay adoption.

Cumming and Garret Dillahunt play a couple in the 1970s who are engaged in a legal battle to adopt a teenager with Down's Syndrome who they have been caring for.