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Gay teen film ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ wins top honor at Sundance

Chloe Grace Mortez, Sasha Lane star in the LGBT dramedy

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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” earned the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

The coming-of-age dramedy is based on the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. Set in 1993, the film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a teen whose evangelical aunt forces her into gay conversion camp after she is caught in a sexual encounter with the prom queen.

The film also stars Sasha Lane, Emily Skeggs. Jennifer Ehle and John Gallagher Jr.

Mortez, who has two older gay brothers and has been vocal about her support for the LGBT community, explained the importance of the film in her acceptance speech.

“On behalf of the entire ‘Cameron Post’ team we want to dedicate this to the LGBTQ survivors of sexual conversion therapy. We just wanted to make this movie to shine a light on to the fact that it is only illegal in nine states out of the 50 states in this country to practice sexual conversion therapy,” Mortez says.

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” currently has no distributor or release date.

 

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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