GLAAD releases its list of movies, LoveFilm doesn’t really notice

While nowhere near as celebrated as the Oscars, the GLAAD list highlights films and other media that help give positive insight into queer life. Here’s this year’s nominees.

I was just going to post the video on the facebook wall and be done with it, BUT I had an idea, I’ve had a LoveFilm subscription ongoing for a while, and its generally unused, but I thought why not add some of these movies to my queue.

Thats where the problems started, because while a couple of mainstream movies made it to the rentable list (J. Edgar and Albert Nobbs), apparently Beginners was known by LoveFilm, but not rentable. With this not stellar start I began running my way through the list.

Circumstance was unknown, as was Gun Hill Road. Pariah was on the future reservable list, but no image or detail was filled in. Thankfully Tomboy and Weekend made it past the filters.

I’m not out to say that every queer friendly movie should be available, and I know that they do make an effort in having a dedicated Gay/Lesbian cinema section but maybe next year when GLAAD releases its list, LoveFilm might check it out and make sure all the movies on the list are available.

I’m sick of hearing the term “traditional marriage”

I’m sick of people claiming that traditional marriage should be protected, I’m sick of being told that I should put up with the status quo. I’m not an good queer, i’m a queer culture advocate and I look forward to the day when polyamory is recognized in law. I get that they are worried because their world is changing, but I’m not forcing Brian Brown to blow a guy, or insisting Maggie Gallagher go down on a girl, or even insisting they have to like equal love… I don’t care what they do provided it doesn’t attack my basic human rights and those of people like me.