This Pride month, let's dedicate ourselves to education — about what Pride really means, and how we can address our own blind spots. Many of these great gay and LGBT movies normalize love between two people of the same gender, depict the long and difficult fight for equal rights, or showcase that gay and LGBTQ people are just like everyone else. That's powerful, especially for teens and other people who haven't yet found a safe place and way to express who they really are. No matter what your favorite genre is, we've got flicks in the realms of comedy movies , romantic comedy movies , thriller, even independent and art films you may never have heard of before.
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Romance and comedy go great together, but they don't always have to go together. Sometimes, you just want to laugh. And other times, you want to feel the romantic stirrings without jokes getting in the way of your yearning and swooning. Sometimes, you might even be in a mood for a movie that starts with a sweeping kiss, but ends with you crying into a box of tissues. Sad movies can be romances, too! And unfortuantely, while rom-coms on Netflix may have ushered in a new era of Peak Romantic Comedy , those of us looking for new straight-up romances are drastically underserved. Thankfully, most of the best romantic movies of all time are still available to stream.
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LGBTQ people have long been buried under tropes and unsubtle stereotypes in film and television. Just like most woman-loving-woman relationships, the film is quite the saga of ups, downs, heartbreak, and tortured passion. Many grew up watching and loving classic '80s high school rom-coms such as Pretty in Pink , Sixteen Candles , and Say Anything. Based on the novel Simon vs.
Former priest Robert Van Handel's page sexual history , which he wrote for a psychologist between and , details his history of abuse and fantasies of abusing boys age 8 to The document was released as part of a settlement between the Franciscan order of priests and 25 abuse victims. In the essay, Van Handel, now 65 and a registered sex offender in Santa Cruz County, describes wrestling, tickling, and fondling young boys whom he invited to attend one-on-one choir practices, admits to molesting high school boys at a seminary where he taught, and says he took pictures of young boys wearing few clothes or showering. He also described an encounter with another priest, while Van Handel was in seminary around high-school age, in which the priest molested him while he was in the infirmary. Van Handel's account of his own descent into pedophilia traces his shame and guilt growing up, learning about and trying not to think about sex, into young adulthood, where he bought porn magazines and became interested in naked children.