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2017 NYC Pride March: Watch it LIVE!

June 25, 2017

Historic! ABC 7 in New York City is broadcasting the NYC Pride Parade live for the very first time ever! ABC7NY is the broadcast partner of the 2017 NYC Pride March. From WABC NY,

WABC-TV is the official television partner and broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world’s best known LGBT events, with 350 marching contingents and more than 2 million spectators in 2016.

WABC-TV broadcasts the annual trek down Fifth Avenue from Noon -3 p.m. on Channel 7 and on its website, abc7NY.

Watch it streaming on ABC 7’s website.

http://abc7ny.com/live/

Frameline 41: Genre Queer

June 14, 2017

San Francisco’s amazing LGBTQIAA yearly film festival turns 41 in 2017. This line-up is as always fantastic. Information on dates and links to Frameline’s site below. I’ve also listed the film titles I’m most interested in watching when they come to a streaming service near me:

Frameline 41: Genre Queer
San Francisco, CA
June 15-25, 2017

100 Men
After Louie
Bayard & Me
Rusalka
The Colour of His Hair
Lavender Scare
Center of My World
My Friend Dahmer

Happy Pride Month 2017

June 1, 2017

We have a lot to be thankful for this year – a reinvigorated strong commitment to attain global equality for gender and sexuality including,

  1. The Equality March happening in Washington, DC and around the globe on June 11, 2017.
  2. Pride Marches around the globe during June including Norwalk, CT and New York City.
  3. Rainbow Railroad has been working closely with the Russian LGBT Network, a non-governmental organization currently leading the campaign to rescue those facing danger in Chechnya.

Two years ago Reel Charlie journeyed through 30 films for 30 Days of Gay. Read reviews on all 30 films and series.

See a list of Reel Charlie’s favorite gay (mostly male) films of all time.

Browse through the categories:
Bisexual
Gay
Gender
Lesbian
Transgender

Sense8: Season 2

May 30, 2017

Took my damn sweet time making my way through the triumphantly gorgeous insanity that is Sense 8: Season 2.

Sun Bak
Riley Blue
Wolfgang Bogdanow
Kala Dandekar
Will Gorski
Nomi Marks
Capheus “Van Damme” Onyango
Lito Rodriguez

Seoul
London
Berlin
Mumbai
Chicago
San Francisco
Nairobi
Mexico City

Eight humans in eight cities around the globe connected both mentally and emotionally. We discover more about their origin in Season 2. More about Whispers and why they are being hunted. Some episodes are violent, some are corny, all are full of love. Sense8 breaks Sci-Fi barriers leading with love… friendship, romantic, familial, no matter what color, religion, gender, or sexuality. All are equal. All are full of love. I can’t stop thinking about this beautiful series. Sense8 continues to be flawed, but that’s part of its beauty. It’s busting through convention, experimenting with many different tools to tell their story. It’s contemporary, hip, sexy as all hell, nerdy, fun, dangerous, and dark with flashes of evil. These eight characters represent the future of humanity. We need to connect with others around the planet. Share what makes us unique and bond over what makes us the same. I’m excited to continue the journey hoping Season 3 will happen in 2018. Meanwhile discover, revisit, embrace Capheus, Kala, Lito, Nomi, Riley, Sun, Will, and Wolfgang streaming on Netflix. 4 out of 5 for their brave new world.

 

 

30th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: June 2 – 10, 2017

May 17, 2017

Congrats to the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival on their 30th Anniversary this year! The line-up for their June screenings is now available and looks fantastic. Take a peek here.

My first choice and must-see this year is the documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin premiering in Connecticut on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Explore the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.

Sense8: Season 2 (trailer)

May 1, 2017

Are you ready? Four days until Netflix drops the entire second season of Sense8 – the global suspense mystery intersecting race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Eight people from all over this beautiful planet awaken to their supernatural connection. Catch up with Season 1. Or if you’re ready, watch the Season 2 trailer of the only show ever created which combines car chases, tender love, spectacular worldwide locations, mysterious supernatural powers, and psychic orgies. Bring it Wachowskis!

Watch Sense8‘s Season 2 trailer on YouTube.

From my Season 1 review: Sense8 (films)… on four continents spanning Chicago, San Francisco, London, Iceland, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City and Nairobi.

Hjørdis

April 1, 2017

As I recover from what hopefully will be the worst cold of my life – 2 1/2 weeks and counting, I have been watching a lot of film and television. Caught the 4-part Danish mini-series Hjørdis, a spin-off from Rita which I have yet to see. Hjørdis is a school teacher who along with a group of misfit children decides to put on a school play about bullying. Charming, silly, heartfelt. Think Glee with more realistic looking actors. My friend Barbara suggested it. I adored Hjørdis. Did you know I’d cry during the final episode? Tugged at my heartstrings. 4 out of 5 for the lovely Hjørdis.

Orange is the New Black: Season 5 (teaser trailer)

February 11, 2017

Fifteen seconds of teasing from Litchfield Prison and Season 5 of the luscious Orange is the New Black. Release date: June 9, 2017. Watch the teaser on YouTube.

When We Rise (trailer)

February 4, 2017

Is anyone else excited about the ABC mini-series, When We Rise coming to television the end of the month? The series written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk) chronicles the continuing struggle for LGBT equality from Stonewall to Marriage Equality. I’m sure Black didn’t realize how topical this series would be when he began writing. Ironically, the series which was intended to air on ABC over four consecutive nights is now being interrupted between 1 & 2 by Donald Trump’s congressional address. Since I don’t have cable or live streaming, I’ll be looking for this on disk and perhaps Netflix or Amazon in the very near future. Watch the trailer for this series featuring an incredible cast.

When We Rise airs beginning Monday, February 27, 2017 on ABC.

What’s New On Netflix February 2017 (Decider)

February 2, 2017

DeciderNetflix_API2_512 gives us a run-down of all things new on streaming services and premium channels. Netflix gives us more queer content than I usually see in one month. From Decider:

Netflix:
February 1: Paris Is Burning (1990)
February 14: King Cobra (2016)
February 16: Milk (2008)
Also, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 premieres on February 11.

I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but it feels like more than I’ve ever seen. Usually we’re lucky to get one new LGBTQ film in a month’s release.

If  you want to browse the rest of the services out there, Decider’s got you covered:

From original series to new and classic movies, here’s everything new on your favorite services in February 2017:
Here’s Everything New On Netflix This February.
Here’s Everything New On Amazon Prime Video This February.
Here’s Everything New On Hulu This February.
Here’s Everything New On HBO NOW This February.
Here’s Everything New On Starz This February.
Here’s Everything New On Showtime This February.
Here’s Everything New On Sundance Now This February.
Enjoy your streaming-filled February!


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