< Why charging teenagers as adults makes everyone less safe. Photogapher Ara Oshagan's "Juvies" exhibit documents "high-risk juvenile offenders being tried as adults in California", and includes images of teens in isolation, sometimes accompanied by their writings.
||| Domestic violence in the gay community is on the rise, Broken Rainbow report reveals.
> 19-year-old Floyd Evans sentenced to 14 years in prison for anti-gay stabbing.
||| UKRAINE: Gays targeted by both sides in conflict, UN warns.
> TURKEY: This is Levent Pişkin, a gay man who was convicted on Thursday for using the word "queer" in a Tweet.
Latin America News
< JAMAICA: Channel 4's Unreported Worldspends 12 days in Kingston filming the anti-gay abuse gay and trans youth endure from police and locals. The short film can be viewed at Channel 4 4oD (it is not blocked in other countries).
||| John R. Gordon's writer's diary: Writing action in prose and screenplays. "As a novelist I get a real kick out of writing action sequences. Like dialogue they whisk the reader along, and, done well, achieve that gasp-out-loud page-turning effect that’s always so great when you’re reading a book..."
< Kinky Boots cast members Eugene Barry-Hill and Timothy Ware get married during a hiatus from the hit Broadway musical.
> Bathhouse the Musicalto open at the Above the Stag Theatre in London's Vauxhall, from 18th June to 20th July.
At The Movies
||| The battle for the soul of AIDS. "Admittedly, the church failed many gay men with AIDS in the early days, but a riveting new documentary looks at how one Latino man got caught in the crossfire between love, illness, and Catholicism."
||| Ryan Murphy talks about shooting The Normal Heart's intense sex scenes between Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.
||| Barbra Streisand finds gay sex "distasteful", Larry Kramer claims.
> Film review: The Normal Heart. "A flawed film, but an important one."
||| HBO's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's iconic play The Normal Heart premieres this weekend; here's three new clips, and a featurette.
< Tyson Beckford, Michael Jai White to star in black male stripper film Chocolate City.
> London supermarket markets12 Years A Slave DVD with a "get the look" mannequin.
< The best of the homoerotic "Cherik" X-Men fan art.
||| Cinema review: Saint Laurent. "A smirking deification. This second biopic of the fashion designer in as many years is cut from the same cloth as the first: swooning, self-absorbed and strangely lacking in any wider interest in society."
||| Cinema review: Godzilla. "What's fresh and redemptive, though, about this particular Godzilla is the artistry and confidence of the young director Gareth Edwards and his team."
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."