Category: Writing

We Need To Talk About “Coming Out” Headlines For Classic Characters

CinéSPEAK: If you have been paying attention to LGBTQ news media in the past three months, then you might have noticed LGBTQ “coming out” headlines have been having a moment. First High School Musical director Kenny Ortega “confirmed” Sharpay’s brother Ryan is gay, then Nickelodeon made headlines for including Spongebob from Spongebob Squarepants in their…
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August 20, 2020 0

Don’t Just Mourn Black Trans People, Celebrate Them: A Tribute Watch List

CinéSPEAK: When we see only pain in a community, liberation can feel so distant. It is because of this, celebration and appreciation are some of the most powerful tools against oppression. In Philadelphia, we have come together to mourn the tragic murder of Dominique Fells, a Black trans woman who lived and died here in…
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July 2, 2020 0

Queer film and the community that empowered me

Temple News: I started the Queer Film Collective in the fall of 2017 to create a community of LGBTQ and allied filmmakers at Temple who felt passionately about queer stories. I kept saying to myself, “There is no reason we couldn’t create a space like that here.”  A year later, we hosted DiamondQ, Temple’s very…
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October 8, 2019 0