Tag: Culture

Film – Front Cover

  Unlikely gaysian romance   ‘Front Cover’ Reel Affirmations HRC Equality Center 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. “Front Cover” is a love story of a different kind. Depictions of complex LGBT or Asian characters in film is unusual and depictions of LGBT/queer Asians and Asian Americans is rare; […]

SOCIAL – Fasion and Homosexuality

By Shaun Cole Throughout the twentieth century there was an undeniable association between homosexuality and fashion. Even in the two centuries preceding the last one, an overt male interest in fashion had associations of effeminacy and, consequently, of sodomy. The illegality of homosexuality and the moral disapproval that […]

50 shades of gay

And I’m not alone. “I personally prefer the phrase Rainbow Society to LGBT,” says Tonie Walsh, founder of Ireland’s Queer Archive. “The community is a fascinating and fantastic, complicated and complex, messy and amazing mix of voices, opinions and beliefs. The name should reflect that.” For your “straight […]


Once more, LGBTI-themed films prominently feature in the line-up of the annual Sydney Film Festival. Here are Star Observer’s picks. THE 2015 edition of the Sydney Film Festival will feature another line-up of films, documentaries, short films and animated films from all corners of the world. Regarded as […]