US LGBTQ Film Festivals

US LGBTQ Film Festivals

Film
US LGBTQ Film Festivals International Directory of Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festivals Seasons of Pride is pleased to offer this LGBT Film Festival directory as a resource to help make connections between audiences, film/video makers, and festival programmers.  LGBT Film Festival Calendar Jan – Mar | Apr – Jun | Jul – Sept | Oct – Dec Feel free to email updates, corrections or add festival dates California Cinema Diverse! Palm springs LGBTQ Film Festival - dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema. Frameline San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and…
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Red State Freedom Tour

Red State Freedom Tour

Community, News
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus responds to the election results by announcing a tour to support the LGBTQ community in RED states. Like many of you, the 300+ members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus family - singers, staff and volunteers - have, along with the entire LGBTQ community, spent the last few days navigating our collective way through feelings of shock and despair. Rather than succumbing to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, we've asked, "what can we do to make a difference?" In response to the recent presidential election and the voices of the so-called "silent majority," SFGMC will pursue a "Red State Freedom Tour" in the summer of 2018. While the exact itinerary has not been determined, it is our plan to go on a whistle-stop tour through…
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Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Youth
Last year, the number of LGBTQI youth celebrating Thanksgiving at Sylvia's Place doubled to nearly 60. Youth who have stayed at Sylvia's Place in the past are welcomed back with open arms and current residents get to share in the love of a Sylvia's Place holiday celebration for the very first time. Our Thanksgiving probably sounds a lot like yours. The cooking starts on Monday and doesn't end until the last pie comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving afternoon. When youth arrive, they write down what they're thankful for and post it on our blessings board. Youth and staff eat, laugh, and catch up with one another. And, in the last two years--thanks to the generous donation of a Nintendo Wii--everyone plays Just Dance after the meal in order to…
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Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week

Community, Trans
SF's LGBT Center offers a host of workshops and programs supporting Trans Awareness Week Join us for Trans Awareness Week (November 14-20) when individuals and organizations across the country will participate to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) people, and address the issues these communities face. If you can't make the events, follow us on social media using #transwk and #TDoR @TEEISF. Please post and share how you are taking action next week and beyond. Share your support by getting a I Lv Trans People T-shirt! Also, join us at Out at Work this Monday with PG&E and Wednesday at Twitter for a talk with Susan Stryker. The final day of Trans Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of…
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Tell us your stories #PrideStories

Tell us your stories #PrideStories

Community
When we started this project in 2007, we felt the need to highlight resources for the LGBTQ community.  We wanted to showcase businesses that supported the community, tell stories of folks who were making an impact and feature organizations that were on the ground every day providing much need resources and support were visible and accessible.  Our goal was to empower our community through jobs, resources, and support. Probably more than anything, our readers enjoy our event postings.  We celebrate Pride in all forms from film festivals to kink events to business networking and we try to offer a wide geographical spectrum.  Sure big stuff is there like Frameline, IML and NGLCC - but we also strive to include smaller, lesser know events to offer visibility and reach into communities…
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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

LGBTQ Youth Conferences

Calendar, Youth
Youth Conferences bring together thousands of openly LGBT youth to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ youths to create safer and more inclusive communities. Is your event not listed?  Send us an email Bear | Business | Career| Conferences | Europe | Film | Leather | Lesbian | Trans [caption id="attachment_36052" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Camp Pride, Campus Pride[/caption] Jan - Feb - MBLGTACC - The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space…
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Gay Calendar November 2016

Gay Calendar November 2016

Calendar
International LGBT events including circuit parties, gay pride, queer film festivals and so much more! Jan – Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov - Dec Out in the Open – OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s newest festival celebrating community diversity. It was developed to address some of the inequalities faced by the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ) & allied communities and to build a more inclusive community in Greater Shepparton. Shepparton, Victoria, Australia; Nov 3-6, 2016 Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bern – The aim of QUEERSICHT is to organize an event in Bern with highlights of the "queer cinema", which do not find their way into "normal" cinema. The program includes short, feature and documentary films. The audience prize "The Pink Glasses"…
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Pride Calendar October 2016

Pride Calendar October 2016

Calendar
LGBT Pride Dates, Film Festivals, Leather Weekends and other events throughout the International Gay Community. Mr Fetish Germany – As a member of the LFC we discharge of Rheinfetisch the honor together with the Association FGC NRW this year’s delegates meeting here in Cologne. In addition to the meeting there will be an extensive program, which will be released here shortly. One of the highlights we can already reveal that the choice of Mr.Fetish Germany, which was also our Mr.Fetish NRW will participate 2015th. Cologne, Germany; Oct 1, 2016 FESTDIVQ- Festival Venezolano de Cine de la Diversidad – The Venezuelan Film Festival Diversity-FESTDIVQ is a cinematic encounter, activist, academic and cultural artistic and held in Venezuela. It is the first competitive festival of this nature created in the country.The Venezuelan Film Festival Diversity- FESTDIVQ’s main purpose is…
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Acceptable Behavior

Acceptable Behavior

Queer Voices
Many suggest that events like Folsom Street hurt the "gay movement."  If advancing the gay movement is about adhering to the ideals of others, then count me out.  Here is a old blog post from following Dore Alley that you might enjoy.  Remember, live life on your own terms! Acceptable Behavior This past weekend was Dore Alley. For those of you out of the area, Dore Alley is an annual leather street festival that features mild to wild, with everything in between. My business partner recently broke her ankle and attended the event in a wheelchair – which you may be interested in knowing is about at cock level – “You might want to put some sunscreen on that . . . .” The next day, I was driving to…
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Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist

Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist

Queer Voices
Recently, we sat down with Brody Polinsky in Berlin.  We talked about his journey as a queer, clean & sober tattoo artist. Originally post on Bear Riker's Berlin Why did you feel the need for a queer safe space? I have tattooed in a lot of other dynamics and spaces, even gay, yet never been totally comfortable in my own skin. Most were conventional tattoo studios, which can be hyper masculine and party environments. The personal dynamics between everyone in a studio sets the tone for the day and the outcome of the tattoo, in my opinion. It’s hard to leave your shit at the door and it really affects everyone around you. Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist Thus the clean and sober tag line? Yep, I’ve been sober…
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