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Bette Bourne - the Movie: A groundbreaking new documentary by director Jeremy Jeffs based on Mark Ravenhill's play Bette Bourne: a Life in Three Acts.
We are raising funds on IndieGoGo to tell this important story. JOIN US http://www.indiegogo.com/Bette-Bourne-the-Movie and together let's tell Bette's story.
Ravenhill says “Bette’s led a life with great personal strength and bravery but he’s also been involved in a political and social struggle from which I’ve benefited enormously.”
"Bette Bourne made a huge, positive, pioneering contribution to the Gay Liberation Front and indeed to the whole of the queer rights movement I salute him and look forward to seeing this film." Peter Tatchell
'This looks brilliant! Bette Bourne not only introduced me to a world of people such Quentin Crisp and Boy George, but more importantly, allowed me to introduce myself. We wouldn't be able to be who we are today, or be able to do what we do today if it wasn't for the icon that is Bette Bourne' Art Mitchells Urwin, SOAS student.
Leading director Jeremy Jeffs is working with the acclaimed British playwright Mark Ravenhill to make a film based on his play Bette Bourne: a Life in Three Acts.
For the first time, Bette Bourne tells story of the fight for gay liberation and the real story of the seventies: a decade of near revolution, social change and protest that rocked the establishment and brought us hard won freedoms in gay rights, civil rights and female liberation. Mixing the personal and the political, the film will use key
moments in Bette’s own life to reveal common experiences of gay life and key events that have defined gay rights in the UK and America.
As a well known actor in the early 70's Bette had appeared alongside Sir Ian Mckellan and starred in the famous early cop show Z-Cars but he gave it up to take on the fight for gay rights. Bourne says, 'When people started to talk about arrests and the suicides, of lives wasted, I suddenly felt angry. It was a very quick thing: I looked back over my life to that point and wanted everything to change."
By meeting people - including Peter Tatchell, Stuart Feaher and Andrew Lumsden - who were on the front line, they'll be telling the first hand story of the early days of the Gay Liberation Front, the first Pride marches and also Bourne's ground-breaking Bloolips theatre company.
This will be the first film in nearly 40 years that has looked at the early days of gay rights in the UK and the first to explore the vital work that the Bloolips did in New York, San Francisco and the rest of the USA.
On May 3rd 2011 we launched on IndieGoGo. A platform where we are raising
funds for the documentary. It is where YOU can enable the making of Bette
Bourne: the Movie.
JOIN US at IndieGoGo http://www.indiegogo.com/Bette-Bourne-the-Movie and
together let's tell this important story.
We also have a facebook group, please do join us.
The trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIec1L_GdXs
The web-site http://www.bettebournemovie.com/Bette_Bourne_the_movie.html
Here you can find out more about the movie.Bette Bourne - the Movie: A groundbreaking new documentary by director Jeremy Jeffs... more
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Reteaching Gender & Sexuality is a message about queer youth action and resilience. The video was generated to contribute additional queer/trans youth voices to the national conversations about queer/trans youth lives. Reteaching Gender & Sexuality intends to steer the conversation beyond the symptom of bullying, to consider systemic issues and deeper beliefs about gender and sexuality that impact queer youth. We invite you to share the video with your friends, family and networks; we invite you to share with us what THIS issue means to you!Reteaching Gender & Sexuality is a message about queer youth action and... more
A man (Juan Martinez Matos, 26) accused of decapitating a gay teenager (19-year-old college student Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado) and burning his body pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Wednesday and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
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http://www.365gay.com/news/puerto-rican-pleads-guilty-in-killing-of-gay-teen/A man (Juan Martinez Matos, 26) accused of decapitating a gay teenager (19-year-old... more
Promotional film about Queer Youth London and South East LGBT Youth Group.
We are a youth-led regional group that is part of the Queer Youth Network, a national organisation by by and for LGBTQ Young People.
Find out who we are, what we do how you can get involved at one of our regular monthly meetings. March with us in your local Pride parade, join us for an LGBT Youth picnic or local gathering. Regular events also take place in other cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Plymouth, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool.
Find out more at http://www.queeryouth.org.uk
We are a national youth-focused organsation that supports the overall well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Intersex, Questioning, Curious, Asexual, Pansexual or Queer and /or people who are potentially socially marginalised as a result of their identity, as well as those who advocate on their behalf by:
-Creating effective opportunities for our voices to be heard.
-Advocating safe, inclusive, peer-led, queer-positive spaces.
-Developing innovative projects, initiatives and resources.Promotional film about Queer Youth London and South East LGBT Youth Group.
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OutCast Films present a film about Stonewall, from the Riots to the Awards. Filmed on location at the Stonewall Awards Protest in London, November 2008. Preview of a collection of short films.OutCast Films present a film about Stonewall, from the Riots to the Awards. Filmed on... more
Notorious fundamentalist extremist group Westboro Baptist Church led by Rev. Fred Phelps have been told they may be prevented from entering the UK.
Known for their homophobic pickets all around the United States declared earlier this week that they intend to fly across the Atlantic to protest outside a performance of "The Laramie Project" - a play profiling the life of murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard.
David Henry, director of youth campaign group, Queer Youth Network has contacted local police asking them to consider enforcing hate-crime legislation to prevent the hard-line church from casing a breach of the peace. The group are planning a counter-protest if Phelps does indeed gain entry to the UK. He commented "Our members and local people will make it clear this type of defamation and hate-mongering is not welcome anywhere - and here in the UK we're hoping they won't even get the chance to step foot on British soil". "We'd like to hear the Home Secretary assure people that Phelps will not be granted a visa".
Activists and Youth Groups, followed by local MP Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, contacted the Home Secretary after she was inundated by emails from concerned constituents, fearing Phelps would be inciting violence against gay people - something that is now illegal in the UK.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders was last week refused entry to the United Kingdom on the grounds that his views contained similar messages of discrimination that could incite incidences of hate crime towards Muslims. As his plane landed at Heathrow he was instantly approached by board officials and put on the next place back to Amsterdam.Notorious fundamentalist extremist group Westboro Baptist Church led by Rev. Fred... more
Gay Pride? or Shame!? Our take on the Glorious Annual Celebration of Exploitation, Manipulation, Deception and Intimidation provided to serve Manchester's LGBT Community.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People have been speaking out in response to an increase in wristband prices, charges for small groups to enter the parade and have a stall, a "youth space" that you have to pay to get in which only last 2 hours that's if you can beat the queues... and then all the respect we've had (not!) from bullies charged with running run Manchester's Pride Festival in 2008... and it certainly didn't go unnoticed!
Watch our short documentary film that's really getting under the skin of pride, exposing corporate greed and authoritarian censorship at it's worst and most appalling, ripping off the people it's designed to empower.
This film is dedicated with much love and respect to Manchester Pride's Festival Director "Yeah" Jackie Crozier. We love you Jackie, much love to you and all your friends and associates!
See you at Manchester Pride 2009 - when we will be in the parade and once again, not afraid to speak out however hard you try to stop us.
Don't forget to get your Manchester Pride tickets... we can sell you some for just ten pence! apparently that's all their (we're worth).Gay Pride? or Shame!? Our take on the Glorious Annual Celebration of Exploitation,... more