lesbian festival

Okay but, I don’t think people appreciate kissing enough. Like, you’re just sitting there with someone and transferring your energy to each other and it’s so beautiful. In that moment, it seems like all your worry just melts away. There’s no school, no work, no priorities, it’s just the two of you in the moment. Stop fighting, just kiss.

pride psa

bringing this back because i always, always hear some snide shitweasel make a comment at my local Pride events:

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT MAKING A COMMENT ABOUT THE “STRAIGHT” COUPLES/RELATIONSHIPS AT PRIDE:

  • do not
  • no seriously, don’t be that asshole
  • one or more of them could be trans
  • one or more of them could be bi
  • one or more of them could be pan
  • one or more of them could be ace
  • fuck’s sake they could gay or lesbian or straight why are you policing people’s relationships how do you know
  • they are there to support their friends/family/colleagues/community
  • IT IS LITERALLY NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS
  • BUTTON YOUR LIP AND GO SHIT A RAINBOW
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This was me at Capital Pride last year. I was walking around dressed as Xena, posing for photos and giving hugs, when I noticed these religious zealots with their microphones and signs spewing their messages of hatred. I always ignore them, but I noticed they were making some people in the crowd visibly upset. A few people were even crying. I couldn’t stand by and let that happen. I hopped over his little chained off section and stood next to him. He immediately turned and began yelling at me and telling the crowd I was going to hell. So I just kept smiling and making funny faces. He eventually gave up yelling to me and about me and tried to go back to taunting people. But no one was taking him seriously with me standing there posing. I’m sure they will be there again this year….and so will I. :-)

We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections centered around LGBT subjects every day of LGBT Pride Month. Throughout the month of March, you’ll be seeing films and series by everyone from William Friedkin and Whoopi Goldberg to Jody Lee Lipes and Ira Sachs. Follow along and seek these treasures out!

Today’s selection is writer-director Deb Shoval’s AWOL, a deeply moving gem that chronicles the unlikely bond between a yearning army recruit and a married, small-town mother that leads to romance, enacted through two lovely, luminous performances from Lola Kirke and Breeda Wool. This eye-opening lesbian drama, set amid the background of a depressed Pennsylvania coal town, is another worthy example of how queer narratives are finally appearing with much more rapidity on our film screens.