6 New Gay Movies on Netflix Streaming: Edie & Thea, Beginners, A Single Man and More

gay movies netflix

With the approach of fall it’s time to make like a squirrel and start stockpiling an arsenal of entertainment to keep us satiated during what everyone is saying is going to be a long, brutal winter. On the gay-movie front there’s a handful of great new additions on Netflix instant streaming. I’ve rounded up some of the best that have popped up lately, including Tom Ford’s sensational A Single Man, the sexy 

Check out my picks below, with trailers to boot.

Read more »

Edie Windsor Honored by Mayor, Community at Temple University

edie windsor mayor nutter

Exactly 10 months after the historic ruling of United States v. Windsor, Mayor Michael A. Nutter proclaimed April 26, 2014 “Edie Windsor Day.” The accolade came during a special afternoon honoring Temple CLA ’50 alumna Edith S. Windsor, who, as you all know, successfully overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June of last year. Windsor was met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation as Nutter presented her with a miniature Liberty Bell under the bright lights of the Temple Performing Arts Center.

Read more »

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Edie Windsor at Temple, Candela Sabados, and More Gay Black Pride

Photo by Andy Ryan.

Photo by Andy Ryan.

Marriage equality firebrand — and Temple alum — Edie Windsor will visit her alma mater this weekend in a special program entitled “Love Conquers the Law: One Woman’s Voice Silences DOMA.” Windsor, who was the plaintiff in the case that both reached the Supreme Court, and took down the Defense of Marriage Act (!), will be interviewed by Philly out attorney Angela Giampolo, and then stick around for a screening of the touching documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Read more »

Pope Francis Named “TIME” Person of the Year

pope francis time person of yearOn Monday I shared that TIME was mulling over its shortlist of 2013 notables to decide who it would name “Person of the Year,” and our girl, the DOMA-fighting diva Edie Windsor made the cut. Today, the magazine announced that Pope Francis ultimately took the prize, because, as TIME writes:

“He makes masterly use of 21st century tools to perform his 1st century office. He is photographed washing the feet of female convicts, posing for selfies with young visitors to the Vatican, embracing a man with a deformed face. He is quoted saying of women who consider abortion because of poverty or rape, ‘Who can remain unmoved before such painful situations?’ Of gay people: ‘If a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge.’ To divorced and remarried Catholics who are, by rule, forbidden from taking Communion, he says that this crucial rite ‘is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.'”

Read more »