Bruno Isaković: Performer, Artist, Teacher

By Mike Dressel
It’s an hour before the Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIAF) is about to begin, which brings together an assortment of global artists to explore queerness through art. And includes a performance piece by the Serbian-born actor, Bruno Isaković. The post Bruno Isaković: Performer, Artist, Teacher appeared first on The Gay & Lesbian Review.

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A Roller Coaster Ride of a Transition

By Sabrina Godlewski
In 2016, I was in the military, about to visit my therapist for depression and gender dysphoria. I cried before I went in, staring up at the looming hospital tower and wondering if things would ever change. Unbeknownst to me, that very day, they would. The post A Roller Coaster Ride of a Transition appeared first on The Gay & Lesbian Review.

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Freud’s Last Session, A Review

By Irene Javors
Freud’s Last Session takes up the challenge of offering the audience yet another perspective on the highly controversial psychologist. The post <em>Freud’s Last Session</em>, A Review appeared first on The Gay & Lesbian Review.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW – Kathy Griffin Leaves Everything Out There: Comic back on the road with Life on the PTSD List tour

Kathy Griffin"Bad gay, bad gay!" is one of the first things that Kathy Griffin declares when I say that I’ve never been on a gay cruise. The thought of one is somewhat terrifying to me, but Griffin insists that someone needs to experience it.
"I'm telling you dudes that are older dudes that have no business in a thong are proudly walking around, man, yeah, I got it going on. So, I kind of love it. Just be open to trying one once, just a two night one. I just feel like it has got to be a bucket list. And even if you're just an observer, it's going to blow your mind and you'll get blown."
Griffin spoke to GayCalgary in advance of her Life on the PTSD List tour that plays at the Jack Singer Concert Hall February 22nd and the Francis Winspear Centre in Edmonton February 23rd. Everything was on the table from the open book Griffin including cancel culture, her own cancellation experience, the importance of comedy, the need for authenticity in comedy and the responsibility to give audiences unique experiences her upcoming tour, and mental health. Griffin has experienced a lot of trauma going back to 2017 when a photo holding a mannequin head of Trump lead to losing bookings, the CNN New Years Eve hosting gig, and friends.
"I had no intention to behead him. That photo was a take on Medusa and in fact, believe it or not, beheading is iconic in comedy in many ways. I mean, that film Death Becomes Her. There's a funny part where they lose their heads. There's a movie with David Spade called Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag. I did not reinvent the wheel, but I thought what I was so wrong about is I thought it was a sentiment that at least women would agree with and see how dangerous Trump is. And at that time, I don't know if people just didn't know or liked him or weren't paying enough attention, but man, they were not ready."
"Cancel Culture" has become a polarizing term. The recent announcement of Gina Carano as a guest at the Calgary...

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