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!! OMG, what just happened!? MOONLIGHT wins best picture after Warren Beatty is given wrong card, accouncing LA LA LAND as winner first at OSCARS 2017 !!

What a historical moment – and an incredibly awkward one at that! Warren Beatty announced Best Picture with Faye Dunaway last night, and he read the card, announcing La La Land as BEST PICTURE! — Only problem is — MOONLIGHT was the true winner. Check out the incredible moment above – and wow – that La La Land director sure handed things like a Saint! And most importantly – what a moment for LGBT cinema!

!! OMG, they’re on the road: Queer Songbook Orchestra !!

You might remember the Queer Songbook Orchestra from when we wrote about them a few years back during their Indiegogo campaign. They’ve since raised the money and taken their unique show across Canada, including a stint at the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Watch the profile above to see how the QSO is telling queer stories and touching audiences with their inventive arrangements and powerhouse vocal performances. Plus, check out other QSO videos on their website here. The QSO operates in partnership with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, which is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world.

!! OMG, WATCH: #HoldTight campaign encourages gay couples to keep holding hands !!

In light of the rampant, recent homophobic rise of discrimination around the globe, supported by right-wing governments and new legislation aimed towards stripping LGBT of their rights – a new campaign titled #HoldTight encourages gays to stay visable, and express their love freely by holding hands in public.

As part of the campaign we have also developed a piece of wearable tech – a custom wristband, which will be distributed exclusively at Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and the Auckland Pride Festival. The wristband is a first of its kind and uses infrared to detect proximity between two wearers, lighting up when their hands come together and hold tight. Our GAYTMs will be returning, with our two Oxford Street machines themselves ‘holding tight’. As in previous years, all transaction fees from the GAYTMs will go to support Twenty10. In New Zealand there will be two GAYTMs, one at 45 Queen St and one at ANZ Ponsonby along the Auckland Pride Parade route. We’ll be donating 50 cents for ever transaction on the GAYTMs to support OUTLine. As much a celebration of holding hands, #HOLDTIGHT is also a message of our support for the community and their ongoing campaign for equality. It is recognition that equality has come a long way, but that it still has a way to go, and is a message to the community to stay strong.

Check out their site today for more info!

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