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Pride Month: Queer Cinema by Queer Directors

“There have never been lesbians or gay men in Hollywood. Only homosexuals.” With this final despairing statement, gay film historian and activist Vito Russo ends The Celluloid Closet, his landmark study of representations of LGBTQ people in film. When Russo … Continue reading

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20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 2: Diversity

Here at the library, we’re often asked by both locals and newcomers, “What books are must reads for Seattleites?” While we’re not much for ‘must’ or ‘should,’ we thought we’d list twenty titles that capture essential aspects of the history and culture of this place. … Continue reading

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Movie Mondays: Show Your “Pride” this Labor Day

Are you looking for a film to celebrate the achievements of unions this Labor Day? Are you still beaming from the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage? If so, then Pride is, quite simply, the perfect movie for you. Pride (nominated … Continue reading

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Romantic Wednesdays: LGBTQ Pride

Posted by Eric G. It’s been 45 years since Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) New Yorkers fought back against police harassment at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, helping to usher in the modern LGBTQ rights movement. … Continue reading

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Movie Mondays: One for the Guys, One for the Gals

There are precious few movies about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people in which a character doesn’t die, kill somebody, commit a crime or remain closeted and self-loathing. Why is it so difficult for Hollywood to make a grand gay … Continue reading

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Americans in Paris

Oscar Wilde said that good Americans go to Paris when they die, but for many the ville lumière was a regular destination in life, and for some, the one place where they felt free to live realized, adult lives.  Herewith, … Continue reading

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