Coming from the region of Japan that was hit the hardest by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and battling asthma the raw emotion and power he packs will give you chills… or the heat.
In the short film 20MALEGAYNYC, gay New Yorkers explain why they don’t identify with other gay men or the gay community in general.
Well that scene looks like it was fun filming. What would you do if you would wake up invisible? ;)
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On a weekend afternoon, 13 kids between the ages of five and 13 were sat down & asked to watch two gay couples get engaged. After that, they were interviewed about how they view gay relationships and laws banning LGBTI rights in the US and the rest of the world. The results will warm your heart.
Imagine you’re a lawmaker in the US state that is ranked #2 in number of teen pregnancies. You’re a Conservative who doesn’t quite like the idea of teens getting it on with each other before they’re married. So what do you do?
Easy! You just pretend sex doesn’t exist! Which, of course, means proper sex education at school is a big no-no and condoms can’t be mentioned because they’d just encourage those horny teens to fuck their brains out!
Luckily some people in said state aren’t complete nutbags stuck in the time of witch hunts and chastity belts. So if we can’t talk about condoms going over teenage dicks we’ll just talk about socks going over teen shoes. No matter if you’re into athletic or dress shoes… there we go: sox-ed.
The neglected siblings Roland and Paul watch the deportation of their immigrant neighbours. Once the police has left, they decide to enter the abandoned apartment. Inside they discover another world; exotic food, music, clothes and make-up, belonging to the deported family. For a moment they have the chance to immerse themselves in a world of games and play – however when their father discovers them, they are quickly brought back to reality.
The Guardian has teamed up with writer Kieran Yates and director Marcus Plowright to produce a short documentary on the small but tight-knit community of London’s Muslim drag queens.
At 12-minutes long, the film takes us behind-the-scenes as Ali, a gay Pakistani asylum-seeker, prepares to perform for the first time. “Ali fled Pakistan, where he was persecuted for being gay, but now faces abuse from his neighbours in London,” reads the blurb. “Mentored by Asifa Lahore, the UK’s first Muslim drag queen, Ali is determined to overcome his fears and express himself in a dance performance at the UK’s biggest ‘gaysian’ club night.”
You can watch the video below and read more about it here.