Cherry Blossom Carpet In New York City – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , May 25th, 2017

Cherry Blossoms - Dani

It feels like I haven’t sat still for a minute since returning to New York. From day 1, I’ve been dealing with immigration matters, setting myself up as a ‘legal resident’, which includes things like getting a bank account, insurance and figure out how to file taxes. Then there’s the issue of finding an apartment and a part time job, which – much to my surprise – happened faster than excepted!

While I’m still officially homeless (no worries though, I don’t have to sleep on a bench in Central Park), I’ve started working, and I was lucky enough to find a job that offers me more than just part time work. Income that I need for a number of things, but I’ll get into that in more detail in my May round-up next week. Between the new job and my freelance writing work I’ve been struggling to keep the blog up and running, as you may have noticed, but I hope I’ll find a way to combine those three things when things in my new job have calmed down a little.

Luckily, I was able to enjoy a little bit of New York’s gorgeous spring weather before I started my crazy 70-hour work week, and one sunny morning my friend Kristin and I met up for a little photo shoot in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, one of my favorite green oases here in New York. We caught the tail end of the cherry blossom season and the fallen blossoms turned the ground into one massive cherry blossom carpet.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Mami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Begins April 27th

Author: , April 14th, 2012

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalThis month marks the highly anticipated return of the annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which turns 14 this year. From April 27 through May 6, MGLFF will be screening more than 60 queer movies from around the world and honoring out country singer and gay rights activist Chely Wright with the Lavender Heart Award on opening night. (Her documentary, Wish Me Away, will be screening on April 28.)

The New Zealand drama Kawa (right) by filmmaker Katie Wolfe is one of many spotlighted international films at the festival. It tells the tale of a seemingly happily married man whose secret gay life shatters his domestic bliss. Based on a book by Whale Rider novelist Witi Ihimaera, Kawa has the honor of opening the festival on April 27.

The critically acclaimed documentary Vito, screening on April 28, is an account of gay activist Vito Russo, who not only became a pioneer of gay civil rights after the Stonewall riots but chronicled how the LGBT community was represented in film, in his groundbreaking book, The Celluloid Closet.

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London’s 26th Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Underway

Author: , March 25th, 2012

London Gay Film FestivalThe 26th annual London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is being launched tonight at its traditional home, the British Film Institute (BFI).

The festival opens with ‘Cloudburst,’ a road film about an acerbic lesbian couple in a long-term relationship, starring Olympia Dukakis and Benda Fricker. Julie Bindel, writing in the Guardian, notes that there is only one new British Film, Campbell Ex’s ‘Stud Life,’ which is set in London and explores friendship and sexuality in the urban gay scene.

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