The Rainbow Minute celebrates this weekend’s Reel Pride Richmond with a series highlighting the history of LGBT film festivals.
With the growth of the modern gay rights movement came LGBT film festivals. The first one was organized in 1970 by film historian Vito Russo, to raise money for the Gay Activist Alliance.
The oldest and largest of these festivals is the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which was established in 1977. At first these films were all male oriented but that all changed in 1994 with the scrappy lesbian film, “Go Fish.”
Today there are over 150 LGBT film festivals worldwide with most being annual events. They include Memphis’s Twinkie Museum GLBT Film Festival, Calgary’s Fairy Tales and Richmond’s own, Reel Pride Richmond.
Nowadays, of course, some gay-themed films appear in local theaters. But seeing them at a gay film festival is a different experience altogether.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]