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Meme: Lee Pace Finds Himself Too Uninteresting To Discuss, Josh Brolin Is Thanos, Nom Launches Funny Ad For March For Marriage

Tips for safe gay travel, Bryan Singer files motion to dismiss, how often do you masturbate?

For all the…questionable behavior from One Direction that’s come to pass this week, I find myself cheering for Liam Payne, who took to Twitter to slam Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir for bashing the band. Moir survived trashing Stephen Gately after his death with not so much as a slap on the wrist, but while I doubt she faces any professional consequences for going after a boyband, she might want to stay inside with the blinds closed after angering Directioners.

Planning a gaycation for the summer? The New York Times has some thoughts about how you can be safe, comfortable, and avoid stress as a gay traveler. Research, people!

Maleficent is crushing the competition at the box office, heading towards a $67 million opening weekend, despite everything about the movie except Angelina Jolie being trashed by critics.
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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Award winners

Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Award winners
Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given
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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Awards winners

Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Awards winners
Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given
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Oscars Narrow Documentary Feature Race To 15 Films

Oscars Narrow Documentary Feature Race To 15 Films
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 films left in the race for the Documentary Feature Oscar. A record 147 films had originally qualified in the category. Overall there was no major shockers, with the expected likes of "The Act of Killing," "Blackfish," "The Square," "Stories We Tell," "Tim's Vermeer" and "20 Feet From Stardom" all making the cut (and likely battling it out for the final five). There were a few notable exclusions: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's "After Tiller," Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's "Leviathan," Penny Lane's "Our Nixon," Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's "Bridegroom," Errol Morris' "The Unknown Known" and Jason Osder's "Let The Fire Burn" all seemed like strong contenders to make the list, but in the end an incredibly competitive year pushed them out of the competition. Read More: Updated 2014 Oscar Predictions - Best Documentary Feature The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title,
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Lee Daniels And Surprise Presenter Jane Fonda At Outfest Legacy Awards: “My Own People Call Me Camp.”

Lee Daniels, the only ever gay black nominee for the Best Director Oscar, was the honoree at this year’s Outfest Legacy Awards, and because planned presenter Gabourey Sidibe (the Oscar-nominated star of Daniels’ Precious) couldn’t leave the set of American Horror Story: Coven fast enough to get to the awards, she submitted a video tribute. A replacement star ended up singing Daniels’ praises in person: Jane Fonda.

And not just any Jane Fonda: This was Jane Fonda in a zebra-print jumpsuit and boots. The room exploded. Fonda talked about encountering homophobia when living in the American South for 20 years and how it inspired her hopes for Lgbt acceptance. Afterward she discussed the vitality of Daniels’ work as a director.

“I think of him as an actress’ director — now, that’s not politically correct, we say “female actors” now — just ask Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe, Halle Berry,
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Watch: Exclusive Clip from 'Bridegroom,' a Powerful Documentary Spawned from a Viral Video

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Watch: Exclusive Clip from 'Bridegroom,' a Powerful Documentary Spawned from a Viral Video
"Bridegroom," is a powerful documentary that spawned out of a heartbreaking viral video, and now Indiewire has gotten a hold of an exclusive clip. Virgil Films released it onto DVD and iTunes this past Tuesday. From the synopsis: On May 7, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, to an accident. Because they were't married (and despite the partners having been together for six years), Shane had no legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral, he was unable to say goodbye to his love, and he received no survivor benefits. On May 7, 2012, the first anniversary of Tom's death, Shane posted a video on YouTube titled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people committed to each other are legally barred from
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Exclusive Clip: “Bridegroom”

The sudden death of Shane Bitney Crone‘s life partner Tom Bridegroom was the catalyst for the Youtube video “It Could Happen to You“. Crone created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people committed to each other are legally barred from the rights and protections afforded by marriage. Since its posting, that video has racked up more than four million views, and it has now been developed into a feature length documentary called Bridegroom. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women) produced and directed the feature which previously aired on Own and is available for purchase and download just today.

Bridegroom includes interviews, photos and video footage that shed light on the struggles that same-sex couples face due to marriage inequality, and TheBacklot is proud to share this exclusive clip from the film…

Bridegroom is available today on on Amazon and iTunes. You can find
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Interview: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason On Directing “Bridegroom” And The Legacy Of Dixie Carter

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It was only May of last year when Shane Bitney Crone posted a YouTube video called “It Could Happen To You,” a very sad and moving 10-minute clip about his love Tom Bridegroom, who died after falling from a roof while taking pictures with friends. Bridegroom’s family never accepted their son’s gayness and they forbade Crone from attending his funeral, threatening him with violence if he tried.

Now Crone’s harrowing story has moved off of YouTube and into the documentary circuit. Bridegroom (which is out on DVD Nov. 19 and available on Netflix Instant now) aired on Own in early November and inspired rave reviews from Own heroine Oprah Winfrey and scores of celebrity admirers, including President Bill Clinton.

Perhaps that’s not terribly surprising considering Bridegroom‘s director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who created Designing Women and Evening Shade as well as several episodes of M*A*S
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Pixar goes back to college, and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn try out at Google, but neither campus scores very highly in the comedy stakes

The start of November may seem early to be talking about Christmas shopping – or three months late, according to some tinsel-happy supermarket managers – but it's evidently when DVD distributors start. So numerous are the blockbusters returning for your seasonal delectation in the next few weeks that we're jumping the gun a bit on Monsters University (Disney, U), which roars – well, grunts non-threateningly – on to shelves on 11 November.

The once indomitable animation studio Pixar is currently a victim of its own high standards: Cars 2 and Brave were technically immaculate but narratively wan, a trend that continues with this belated prequel to 2001's superior Monsters, Inc. Looking back on the college days of one-eyed pea Mike (Billy Crystal) and hulking bully-turned-pal Sully (John Goodman) as they
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Video: Meet the Man Behind the Documentary Bridegroom

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Video: Meet the Man Behind the Documentary Bridegroom
On May 7, 2011, Shane Bitney Crone lost the love of his life when his partner of over six years, Tom Bridegroom, accidentally fell off a four-story building. On the one-year anniversary of Tom's passing, Shane posted a video on YouTube sharing the heart-wrenching story of the dramatic events that followed after Tom's death. It instantly went viral and continues to rack up millions and millions of views. Now, Shane has expanded that 10-minute video into a full-length documentary that shares his love story with Tom and calls for equal rights for the Lgbt community. Bill Clinton loved the movie so much he asked Shane if he could present the film at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is appropriately called Bridegroom, and Shane came by our La studio to share his story.
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Shane Bitney Crone Talks Bridegroom, the Aftermath of the Death of His Partner Tom Bridegroom, Marriage Inequality, and More

Premiering on the Oprah Winfrey Network (Own) on October 27th, Bridegroom is a simply told but intensely moving documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason that reveals the emotional journey of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut tragically short. The story of what happened – of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized – is poignant, enraging and examines important issues of marriage equality and human rights. In our exclusive interview, Shane talked about growing up in a small conservative town and moving to L.A., his six-year relationship with Tom, what transpired in the aftermath of Tom’s death, how his video tribute to his partner went viral and attracted the attention of George Takei, Neil Patrick Harris, and others including Thomason who convinced him to share his story in a larger way,
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Director Linda Bloodworth Thomason Talks Bridegroom, Meeting Shane and Tom, and the Personal Portrayal of Their Relationship

Award-winning director, producer and writer Linda Bloodworth Thomason’s moving documentary, Bridegroom, tells the heartbreaking yet life affirming story of Shane Bitney Crone’s journey to honor his partner Tom Bridegroom’s memory. The film about two young men in love whose relationship was tragically cut short after an accident raises important questions about marriage equality and human rights. Premiering on the Oprah Winfrey cable network (Own) on October 27th, Bridegroom was introduced by former President Bill Clinton at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where it won an Audience Award for Best Documentary. In an exclusive interview, Thomason talked about how she first met Shane and Tom, why Shane’s heartfelt YouTube video tribute marking the one-year anniversary of Tom’s death inspired her to become involved, how she approached Shane about letting her tell his story, their collaboration on the film, and how she drew upon a wealth
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Bridegroom

Bridegroom is a moving and disarmingly straightforward documentary about a gay couple’s relationship that was cut short by a tragic accident. The surviving partner later posted a tribute on YouTube that garnered millions of views and inspired this film. Writer-producer-director Linda Bloodworth Thomason, best known as the creator of television’s Designing Women, wisely decided not to preach or take to a soapbox. Her film is effective because it tells one couple’s story and allows it to implicitly represent thousands of others. Shane Bitney Crone came from a conservative family in a small town in Montana. Tom Bridegroom was the pride of his family in Indiana, an honors student who...

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Nikki Reed Checks Out “Bridegroom” Premiere

Stepping out for a fun-filled evening, Nikki Reed showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of “Bridegroom” on Tuesday night (October 15).

Joined by her husband Paul McDonald, the “Twilight Saga: New Moon” starlet looked beautiful in a black leather pencil skirt teamed with a unique button-up pink blouse.

Hosted at the American Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the “Bridegroom” premiere held special significance for the gay community in Tinseltown.

Per the synopsis, “Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years is killed and his family refuses him from attending the funeral.”
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A Tearjerker that Charms, Infuriates, and Devastates, Bridegroom Captures the Brutal Familial Bigotry Against Two Gay Lovers

A Tearjerker that Charms, Infuriates, and Devastates, Bridegroom Captures the Brutal Familial Bigotry Against Two Gay Lovers
"It was a four-story fall—from the top of the roof to the concrete pavement below. He had just passed his 29th birthday." Bridegroom, a gripping documentary that pivots on brutal familial homophobia, opens with a voiceover that marks the very moment a young gay couple's shared life comes to its end. A tearjerker that charms, infuriates, and devastates, director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's film uses home movie clips, interviews with family and friends, re-created text messages, and a chilling 911 call to detail the stories—and then, tragically, the story—of Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone. Part of the doc's power lies in the way it deftly captures the masks and struggles so many gay men live through as they forge their identity—from the...
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Meme: Steve Grand Inspiring Conversations At His Catholic Church, “The Seussing Dead,” and Russia Begs Ioc To Stop Bad Gay Press for Sochi

Demi Lovato glad to play a lesbian on Glee, John Barrowman protests Doctor Who anniversary special, FIFA lobbying Qatar on gay issues in advance of World Cup

The internet spends a lot of time ragging on Kristen Stewart, but give credit where credit is due. Harvey Weinstein revealed at the screening of 12.12.12, the documentary about the Hurricane Sandy concert that a Middle Eastern prince offered a $500,000 donation if he could meet with Kristen Stewart. Once he paid up, Stewart sat down with him for 15 minutes, and a half million dollars went to relief efforts.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has set October 28th as the vote in the special session he’s called for passing marriage equality, and if everything goes smoothly, the first weddings could take place in November.

Disney has moved up Ant Man to July 31, 2015, just weeks after Batman vs. Superman.

Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and
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Toronto 2013 Deal Report: Magnolia Pictures snags 'The Right Kind of Wrong,' and more

The Toronto Film Festival is off and running, which means deals are being made. Here’s a look at what’s happened so far :

Indie distributor A24 Films (The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers) has acquired the rights to Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi thriller Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who feasts on humans. [Deadline]

Millennium Entertainment secured the U.S. rights to John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, in which Turturro’s character becomes Woody Allen’s pimp. The comedy also stars Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. [Deadline]

Claude Lanzmann’s (Shoah) Holocaust documentary The Last of the
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Video: Meet the Man Behind YouTube Sensation "It Could Happen to You"

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Video: Meet the Man Behind YouTube Sensation
On May 7, 2011, Shane Bitney Crone lost the love of his life when his partner of over six years, Tom Bridegroom, accidentally fell off a four-story building. On the one-year anniversary of Tom's passing, Shane posted a video on YouTube sharing the heart-wrenching story of the dramatic events that followed after Tom's death. It instantly went viral and continues to rack up millions and millions of views. Now, Shane has expanded that 10-minute video into a full-length documentary that shares his love story with Tom and calls for equal rights for the Lgbt community. Bill Clinton loved the movie so much he asked Shane if he could present the film at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is appropriately called Bridegroom, and Shane came by our La studio to share his story.
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'Test,' 'Born This Way' Lead Outfest's 2013 Winners

'Test,' 'Born This Way' Lead Outfest's 2013 Winners
Outfest has announced the award winners of its 31st Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival. Chris Mason Johnson's "Test" and Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullman's "Born This Way" led the juried prizes, taking the awards for best narrative and documentary feature, respectively. Bruno Barreto's "Reaching For The Moon" and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's "Bridegroom," meanwhile, took those prizes in the audience award categories. Read More: It Happened To Him: 'Bridegroom' Subject Shane Bitney Crone On Bringing His Tragic Story To The Screen The oldest continuously running film festival in Los Angeles ran from July 11th to July 21st, and closed last night with Darren Stein’s “G.B.F." Complete list of winners. Special Programming Awards Special Programming Award for Freedom Deepsouth, Directed by Lisa Biagiotti Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement Animals, Directed by Marçal Forés Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent Diego Ruiz,...
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Outfest 2013 names winners

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Outfest 2013 names winners
Nanouk Leopold’s It’s All So Quiet won the Outfest 2013’s grand jury award for outstanding international dramatic feature on Sunday [21].

Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullman’s Born This Way took the outstanding documentary feature prize while Guinevere Turner was named outstanding actress for Who’s Afraid Of Vagina Wolf? [Turner pictured, right] and Bill Heck and Marcus DeAnda took the actor award for Pit Stop.

Chris Mason Johnson’s Test was named outstanding Us dramatic feature.

In the audience awards, Bruno Barreto’s Reaching For The Moon was name outstanding dramatic feature, while Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s Bridegroom was named outstanding documentary feature.

Outfest ran from Jul 11-21 and closed on Sunday night with a screening of G.B.F. For full results visit the official website.
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