The Tea Party movement has taken great pains to publicly focus only on fiscal issues and a drive for small government. It has not taken official positions on the two touchstone social issues that Karl Rove and his Republican successors had traditionally used to whip up the fervor of the conservative base: gay rights and abortion. But this is simply a political tactic to attract the all important independents. When you pull back the thin mask, you very quickly see that the true face of the Tea Party movement is white, conservative, Christian, anti-gay, and anti-choice.
Majority of Americans Now Support Marriage Equality!
A poll by ABC/Washington Post released March 18th, 2011 shows that for the first time a majority of Americans support the right to same sex marriage (53%). This is truly a landmark swing in public opinion. Continue reading
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Tagged ABC, abortion, CBS, Eric Holder, Gallup, gay marriage, John Boehner, Karl Rove, New York Times, Obama, Republicans, Same sex marriage, Tea Party, USA Today, white
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Campbell X is a fierce and queer Black lesbian filmmaker who resides in the United Kingdom. She began filmmaking through the documentary and experimental route and is now finishing up her first narrative feature, Stud Life, a drama about an intense friendship between a lesbian and a gay man.
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Q: So let’s talk about how you started making films. How did it all begin?
I started out training to be a camera assistant then got a break for my first directing gig and that film was Ragga Gyal D’bout! The film is about Black women into dance hall music in spite of dance hall music being considered misogynistic. Continue reading
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Tagged aesthetic, Arnolfini Gallery, BD Women, Black lesbian, Black LGBT culture, Campbell X, Cheryl Dunye, Dance Hall Music, David A Bailey, Directing, documentary, experimental, Film London, filmmaker, gay man, gay men, Harlem Renaissance, IndieGoGo, intense friendship, Lee Daniels, Legacy, LGBT, Misogynistic, mono-sexual, narrative, outsider eye, Radical Film Manifesto, Ragga Gyal D'bout!, Sarah Wood, Stud Life, UK TV, white