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Artist Ria Brodell Offers an Enlightened View on Holy Cards (and History) with ‘Butch Heroes’

Artist Ria Brodell Offers an Enlightened View on Holy Cards (and History) with ‘Butch Heroes’

While it's unlikely that you will ever come across an acknowledged gay, lesbian, or transgender person featured on an official holy card, it's quite possible that some individuals thus pictured snuck in under the radar, so to speak. Ria Brodell's Butch Heroes brings that tragic oversight to light.

‘Boy Erased’ Is an Easy-to-Swallow Capsule of Sexual Repression

‘Boy Erased’ Is an Easy-to-Swallow Capsule of Sexual Repression

Director Joel Edgerton's well-intentioned drama about gay conversion therapy fails to deliver any new insight or even a good cry.

When Sexually Frustrated Angry White Men (Mis)Read the Classics

When Sexually Frustrated Angry White Men (Mis)Read the Classics

Donna Zuckerberg's Not All Dead White Men is a powerful study of the ways the alt-right distorts the understanding of ancient Greek and Roman literature to serve hateful interests today.

All the Right Intentions Can’t Bring ‘Boy Erased’ to Life

All the Right Intentions Can’t Bring ‘Boy Erased’ to Life

The tragedy of conversion therapy is confronted in Boy Erased, a well-meaning but perfectly conventional message movie.

Gay Conversion Therapy Onscreen: Joel Edgerton On ‘Boy Erased’

Gay Conversion Therapy Onscreen: Joel Edgerton On ‘Boy Erased’

Actor-director Joel Edgerton details the sensitive process of making Boy Erased and how the film could act as a lifeline for families who have experienced gay conversion therapy.

Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ Makes Us Realize the Present Tense

Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ Makes Us Realize the Present Tense

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette is a cultural milestone not only because it demands a better future, but also teaches the present moment and where we might go next.

Historian Martin Duberman Puts Us to Task with ‘Has the Gay Movement Failed?’

Historian Martin Duberman Puts Us to Task with ‘Has the Gay Movement Failed?’

Has the "gay movement" failed? Not yet, suggests this historian's survey. But it urgently needs to reinvent itself.

Camp, Satire, and Serious Artistry in Carnival Krewsing

Camp, Satire, and Serious Artistry in Carnival Krewsing

Gay carnival culture in New Orleans offers an interesting parallel to African American culture, observes Unveiling the Muse.

The Price He Was Willing to Pay: ‘Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years’

The Price He Was Willing to Pay: ‘Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years’

By picking up his subject after the most infamous event in Wilde's life, Frankel is able to rebuild the narrative of Wilde's post-prison life from the detritus of his public undoing.

United by Default: The Very Diverse Counter-Protesters to the Westboro Haters

‘How to Survive a Plague’: Critical Lessons for a New Era

Homophobia Is Alive and Well on TV at the WWE