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The smokey, unground speakeasies of author Claude McKay return to life in Congo Cabaret.As directed by real-life husbands Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield, Congo Cabaret revives the long-silenced Harlem underground, a place where LGBTQ figures such as Langston Hughes or Mabel Hampton could go for a drink…or a bit of flirtation with someone beautiful.
Welcome to Screen Gems, Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.The Explicit: Spa NightDirector Andrew Ahn emerged as a distinctive and commanding queer voice with his 2016 debut feature, Spa Night. The film tells the story of David, a repressed, 10-year-old Korean American living in Los Angeles.

Latest news from Britain

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has publicly condemned the creation of ‘LGBTQ+ free’ zones in Poland, saying they have no place in the EU. In her first State of the Union conference address on September 16 2020, she branded the zones ‘humanity-free’, and said the European Commission would soon put forward a plan to strengthen LGBTQ+ protections in Europe.
Booker prize and a co-founder of Britain’s first black theatre company, has spoken of an angry, lesbian period she went through in the 1980s and of a decade spent living in a “black womanist” community.Although she looks back on it now as “fun”, at the time she was “very angry as a woman”, she says.“I had a period of about 10 years where I lived as a lesbian, and that was my identity,” she said on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

Latest news from New York

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has announced a new David Bowie photographic exhibition, featuring the work of Geoff MacCormack, is to run from Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, June 6, 2021.David in costume with Geoff MacCormack, on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1975.
national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, bested Joseph McCole by 93 percent to 7 percent in Tuesday’s primary, The New York Times reports. The incumbent, Democrat Harris McDowell, did not seek reelection; he has been a senator since 1976.

Latest news from Washington

A survey finding 45 percent of gay-identified men are planning to vote for President Trump in the 2020 election, published this week by the gay dating app Hornet, sparked interest on social media and Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News, but falls short of providing an accurate picture of the LGBTQ electorate, experts in online polling told the Washington Blade.
Supreme Court Justice and beloved political figure Ruth Bader Ginsburg tragically passed away on Friday night after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer. 

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