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Mentorship program for queer artists launched

Filmmaker Ira Sachs has launched Queer/Art/Mentorship (QAM), which is being promoted as the first fellowship program of its kind devoted to supporting emerging queer artists.

Is gay the new black?

GayblackThe metaphor positioning ‘gay as the new black’ is aimed at nullifying the impact, experiences, history and power of Black history, culture and oppression to pour its energy into the gay rights movement, writes Johnathan Fields.

L Fest: The new L word

L-Fest-Crew2From performance poetry to football, from speed dating to power kiting,  the UK’s L Fest, which runs 22-25 July, is promising to be a first of its kind lesbian festival. Tiffany Lowana chats to Cindy Edwards, L Fest’s powerhouse co-organiser.

How JOY 94.9 became one of the world's most successful queer radio stations

DougPollardJOY 94.9 in Melbourne Australia is the world’s only full-time queer radio station. Peter Hackney goes behind the scenes to learn the secrets of its success.

Camp Betty: A festival of radical sex, gender & sexuality politics

CampBettyCamp Betty is a radical political festival on sex, sexuality and gender, to be held in Sydney over the long weekend in June. It is about creating spaces to reflect on queerness, politicising spaces and issues, and creating connections between different communities and individuals. The festival is open to everyone under the rainbow (all sexualities, sexes and genders are welcome) with a program including workshops, parties, discussions, food, art, dress-ups, panels and spontaneous happenings. Cath Davies gives The Scavenger a run-down on how it all began, how you can participate, and what you can expect from Camp Betty in 2011.

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