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Roy Cohn: Is This the Most Evil Gay Man in History?

Roy Cohn destroyed the lives of thousands before he destroyed his own. He helped create Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunt of the 1950s, and then spearheaded the...

This is the First AIDS Ward: A New Documentary Takes You to “5B”

A film revisits the caregivers of Ward 5B, who faced fear and scorn to assist the first AIDS victims By definition, a hero is someone who displays courage or ability and is ad-...

This Is What Gay Life Looked Like in WW II. Can You Add to the Story?

Finding footage of a gay pool party from the heartland of America during World War II was an astonishing coup for first-time director Geoff Story. Now he’s on a hunt to...

What Happened to Halston? A New CNN Doc Explores the Legend

The Halston name blazed across the 1970s like a comet on a cloudless night. After designing Jackie Kennedy’s signature pillbox hat for JFK’s inaugural, his innovative...

6 Outstanding LGBTQ Documentaries You May Have Missed

We’ve got some thought-provoking LGBTQ documentaries, or documentaries that appeal to LGBTQ tastes, that you may have missed. Below you’ll find documentary reviews from...

“Westwood:” Visually Tour the Life of a Punk, an Icon and an Activist

Right from the beginning of Westwood, we can see what a restless, complex and creative woman Dame Vivienne Westwood has been and continues to be. After helping to ignite the punk...

“Love Cecil:” The Untold Story of Cecil Beaton Comes to the Cinema

Even if you’ve never heard his famous name, you know Cecil Beaton’s type: gay, fabulous, opinionated, artistic, witty, dripping with style, knows everyone, goes to the cool...

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” Is Vintage Tabloid Gossip from the Source

Meet Scotty, an ex-marine who saw action in WW II, though Scotty’s not a fighter, he’s a lover – of women, men, friendship, fame, his hilarious old wife, many cats and...

“Far From the Tree:” How Families Cope with a Member Who Isn’t Like the Others

The old saying about parents and children says, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” But what about when it does? Fueled by his life-long struggles with his sexual...

“Alone in the Game” Documentary Asks: Where Are All the Gay Athletes?

In some ways, 2018 will go down as a fantastic year for LGBT representation in sport. The Winter Olympics boasted at least 15 out athletes — more than double the number at Sochi...

“Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”

Using film footage, music, images, and stories from his artworld contemporaries, Sara Driver brings the successful yet tragic life of Jean-Michel Basquiat to life with her new...

“Bobby Kennedy for President:” Netflix Ressurects a Lost Hero

Fifty years ago, he was behind in the presidential race. He hadn’t even served a whole term in the Senate, and in Oregon became the first Kennedy ever to lose a primary. Yet...