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Capturing the Experience of LGBTQ Homeless Youth June 3rd, 2011
Capturing the Experience of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Novo Novus Productions is capturing the stories of homeless LGBTQ youth in a new web series. Here is an excerpt from the synopsis: Fade In is a webisodic documentary series featuring inspiring stories from homeless LGBTQ youth.  These 3-5 minute clips are not only designed to bring awareness to the fact that 35-40% of runaway or homeless youth in New York identify as being LGBTQ, but also to provide and promote a positive light forward for teens struggling with their identities due to personal, social, and familial factors.  Each segment will be based around a different virtue (e.g. beauty, acceptance, compassion, faith) and will feature up to three youths discussing an uplifting story that relates to said virtue.  Through smiles and laughter, tears and heartbreak, these touching stories shine a light on the truths of those forced to live in darkness. Check out the webisodes here.

The Original “Government Hooker” June 2nd, 2011
The Original “Government Hooker”

Yesterday would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 85th birthday had she not been murdered by the JFK passed away. In honor of this beautiful artist that I absolutely adore, I wanted to give all our viewers out there a chance to learn a little more about her. She came from an extremely poor background, never knowing her father and living in foster care for most of her young life, which greatly impacted her ability to develop strong emotional connections with her lovers. She struggled to become famous and was thrust into her position as an international sex symbol, but she was one of the most genuine people out there. I just love her so much. Her story is so sad and tragic. The embedded video below is the first part of a Documentary is based on original interviews of Marilyn Monroe, and has a lot of her original recordings, what makes this documentary even more special is that it is narrated and hosted by Catherine Deneuve (another icon), who goes over alot of the actual footage and talks about her, so it’s definately worth watching if you have a chance! all the other parts are located on the same youtube account. Also, to make this post a little bit ...

Review: Becoming Chaz May 31st, 2011
Review: Becoming Chaz

Last week, my boyfriend and I watched “Becoming Chaz", a film that's part of the Oprah Winfrey Network's monthly Documentary Club. This touching film follows Chaz Bono, the trans son of now-deceased Sonny Bono and gay mega-icon Cher, throughout 2010 as he navigates the complexities of a balancing his relationship with acquiring a legal gender reassignment and publicly coming out. This film originally aired on OWN (yes, that is the arrogant acronym for the Oprah Winfrey Network) on May 10th at 8pm, but because I don't have the premium channels - let alone cable - I had to wait until the show appeared online before I could watch it. Chaz is an extremely lovable guy who’s spent nearly his entire life in the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean he is/was any more comfortable with all the media attention he received following the surgery and publicly stating he is trans. However, I give him a lot of credit for making this documentary. Trans voices are often silenced in the media – especially trans male voices, which is why I think it is so wonderful that Chaz Bono went out of his comfort zone to tell his story. It’s also worth mentioning that Chaz is ...