Why Straight Actors Playing Gayface Are No Longer Praised
This is an excellent piece that discusses straight actors playing gayface. It begins with Tom Hanks playing gayface in the movie about AIDS, Philadelphia, and then it gets right into a film that I’ve never liked, Brokeback Mountain.
Since 2005’s Brokeback Mountain, as many as 35 Oscar-nominated roles have been LGBTQ+. None of those, however, were portrayed by openly LGBTQ+ performers. Playing gay is brave enough to get a medal. Being gay and playing gay? Not so much.
Here’s a link. If you are one of those people…gay or straight…who believe that “it’s just acting” and everyone should be able to play every role, this might enlighten you a little. Of course, I know some of you are never going to understand it. But slowly, so very slowly, it’s starting to make sense to millions of other people.
People Hit By Truck In Wilton Manors South Florida Pride March
Something like this is sad and significant and devastating no matter where it happens. I can’t even imagine. But this incident took place in Wilton Manors, Florida, which is a heavily populated LGBTQ area in South Florida. I know so many people from New Hope who’ve moved there in the last 10 years.
One man was killed and another injured after two people were hit by a truck at a South Florida gay pride march on Saturday evening.
Here’s more. It’s all under investigation now.