NewFest 2012 is upon us, and there are a couple of new partnerships you need to know about before trotting over to New York’s premier LGBT Film Festival. The biggest change is the venue change. Due to a new partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival is heading to the esteemed venue.
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Argentineans are celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Eva Perón’s disposition as the official spiritual leader of the South American country, this year, with a notable gesture. They’re putting the former first lady’s image on the 100-peso bill.
Queer women unite! Forget The Hunger Games. We’re talking The L Games. This Saturday, lesbian, bisexual, and bi-curious women are going to be running around New York City for the first annual L Games, a competition designed to help women approach other women and create meaningful connections with one another. Think The Amazing Race meets The L Word.
Now you see them. Now you don’t. At least, that’s the way the website the Gallery of Lost Art works. The innovative, interactive collection sponsored by Tate features high-resolution images of many of the world’s lost masterpieces by some of the art world’s better-known geniuses, and will go offline in 340 days, according to a countdown clock at the bottom of the site. What is believed to be Frida Kahlo’s largest painting ever, The Wounded Table (1940), is one of the works included in the featured virtual collection.
Distance swimmer and out lesbian Diana Nyad has launched a fundraising page to help support her in her Xtreme Dream as she attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad said in a tweet, yesterday, “I could never fulfill the Xtreme Dream without you guys. Want to donate, and support the dream? Click the link. Thanks!”
American Horror Story has locked up Clea Duvall for a multi-episode story arc in the FX series' much-anticipated second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details about the show's rebooted story line and characters have been kept secret by the show's creators. However, it has been reported that an East Coast mental institution will serve as the setting for the Emmy-nominated series, and the time period is the 1960s. Duvall has appeared many times in LGBT-themed movies and television but notably she's played lesbian in But I'm a Cheerleader, The Laramie Project, and The Itty Bitty Titty Committee and several short films.
How about Cat Cora. Not only is Cora the first lesbian to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame, she is the first woman to inducted into the male-dominated institute, AfterEllen pointed out.
The Very Venice Art Gallery will present a four-layered convergence on July 22, in its second “Afternoon with Queer Female Artists." The artists include Jacquelyn Kennedy, Bridget McManus, Adriana Torres, and Amy Turner. All four also participated in the first "Afternoon with Queer Female Artists.”
Here's some vending machine gossip to pass onto the interns. Marlene King, the creator of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, is adapting her 1995 movie Now and Then into a television series.
Save the Children has released a “women’s index” that details the best and worst countries in the world to be a woman. The index accounts for 165 countries and is divided into three categories - more developed countries, less developed countries and least developed countries, and it incorporates five criteria for placement, including percentage of women using modern contraception and life expectancy at birth.