Q Cinema announces festival winners

Gun Hill Road, a drama about a Latino man coping with his child coming out as trans (above), won the best overall features award from Q Cinema. The Dallas Voice Audience Choice Award went to eCupid, a comedy about an online dating service run amok (below). The closing ceremony was held Sunday night at the Rose Marine Theater.

Other winners at Fort Worth’s 13th annual festival of gay and lesbian films include a dramedy about a gay guy navigating the cutthroat world of Hollywood, Going Down in LA-LA Land (best gay film), Trigger (best lesbian film), about the brief reunion of former girl bandmates, the Castro District AIDS film We Were Here (best documentary) and Judas Kiss, a drama about a man given a second chance to shape his life, which took the Shawn A. Moore Prizes for Best Feature Debut.

Short film winners include Bedfellows (dramatic short/men), Waiting for Goliath (comedy short/men), Slip Away (dramatic short/women) and Tools 4 Fools (comedic short.women).

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Video: Politics makes strange fellow-bedding bedfellows

Elected Republicans still vote against us in blocks.

GOProud loudly called for Michael Steele’s resignation.

Both Andrew Breitbart and Chris Barron have compared the “gay left™” to the Taliban and/or Al Quaeda.

Yet gay/GOP unity rules the day. Or at least ruled the night at CPAC’s “Big Party”:

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was among the notable attendees at Thursday night’s Andrew Breitbart-hosted GOProud “Big Party.” (That, despite the fact that GOProud had called for Steele’s resignation multiple times.)

The (Attendees’) Talk of the Party: Breitbart and Steele [Metro Weekly]

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—  David Taffet

Classless politics makes [totally predicatble] bedfellows

Briggs initiativeCongratulations, Senator DeMint (Very Far R-SC). Your shocking comments about gays being barred from teaching in public school have earned the public support of one Bryan Fischer, a man who’s claimed that “homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews,” who’s said “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office,” has called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence, has declared that “Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it’s essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm,” who’s said only gays were savage enough for Hitler, has compared gays to heroin abusers, who has directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers, and who once invoked a Biblical story about stabbing “sexually immoral” people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day.

Take it away, Bryan:

Sen. Jim DeMint has gotten some fresh attention – and criticism from the Ministers of Propaganda in the out-of-the-mainstream media – for his statement that open homosexuals and sexually active single adults shouldn’t be in the classroom teaching and providing substandard examples for a generation of America’s youth.

I’m happy to openly, publicly and unreservedly declare that Sen. DeMint is right. We should see to it that our teachers provide the kind of examples for our youth that are worthy of imitation in every way, including sexual expression. If we love America’s students, and love America and want only the best for her, we can do no less.

Bryan Fischer: DeMint says no fornicators or homosexuals in classrooms – he’s right [American Family Association]

Well Fischer is right about one thing: In terms of things he and Senator DeMint could do for America, there are few ideas of less value than firing teachers for being gay!

But the real question: When it comes to teaching constitutional fairness, would DeMint/Fischer’s desired teachers begin the lesson with, “Yea, well — about that…,” add a line about “promoting the cultural warfare,” or suddenly exclaim, “Hey, what’s that over there?” while ripping the pertinent pages out of the pupils’ social studies books?


*NOTE: Briggs Initiative era photo courtesy of Ally Action.

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—  John Wright