Arthouse films with smaller audiences have sensitively depicted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories such as “My Brother Nikhil” which tells the story of gay man’s struggle with AIDS and the 2014 drama film “Margarita With A Straw”. … [Read more...] about Rainbow capes and kisses: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com ‘breaks stereotypes’
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And yet, according to a 2015 Australian Human Rights Commission report, more than 70 per cent of LGBTI people said they had experienced violence, harassment or bullying based on their sexual orientation, gender or intersex status. … [Read more...] about #TalkAboutIt: Five LGBTI issues you may not know about
How horrid to be Henry VIII. Life starts well, very well: your father has just snatched the throne of one of the best-regulated kingdoms in Europe, everyone loves you, and you grow up tall, clever and handsome (even if your mouth is a bit small). But it all goes inexplicably wrong. You marry a queen who doesn’t stay young and beautiful, and then she doesn’t evendoesn’t even provide you with a son to take over from you in due course. How dare she not? And, horror of horrors, you begin to suspect that God is cross with you for marrying her, because the Bible says that you shouldn’t have married her at all; she was previously married to your brother. Well, that’s easily dealt with: you explain to her quite clearly about the Bible, and that you’re not really married at all. And what does she do? Bursts into tears wailing that she loves you and will always love you and always be married to you. Her behaviour is not just … [Read more...] about Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy – review
I was in UK back in 1997 doing my A-levels, and I returned to Hong Kong before 1 July to witness the handover ceremony. As a patriot, I was always happy to see the handover and the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. I believe the “one country, two systems” works well: Hong Kong indeed has been able to sustain prosperity and with the full support from central government, we even have survived global economic crisis. … [Read more...] about How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
The moral in all this? For a start (with two terrific Mail campaigns at the forefront of my mind) I’ll say: ‘Plant trees and pick up rubbish!’ Then, make the most of the time you have on this Earth, be positive — and (even when things go wrong) just get on with it. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: I met a girl online: is it too soon to talk about marriage?
What's most impressive about these apparitions is how sparingly they're wielded. Far from aiming merely to shock, Devotion is a sorrowful account of a family broken on the wheels of history in which every jolt or gruesome object sheds more light upon the cast. It is about an uptight man's inability to play provider to a more talented woman who is obliged to play housewife, and a precocious, sickly daughter who becomes the focus of their insecurities - the keyhole through which they both, in different ways, hope to squeeze into that flawless present. You could call these "universal" themes, and they are certainly familiar touchstones for horror, but Devotion (whose creators have given us some fascinating dialogue with European developers) is as much about a particular time and place as it is a traversing of common ground. It reserves particular space and hostility for the practice of faith healing versus the nascent science of mental health, but also investigates the grooming of child … [Read more...] about Devotion review – short, smart 1980s apartment horror that channels the spirit of PT