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Tiff Reviews – Blue Jean

In this film review for the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), I will assess the plot of the movie Blue Jean (2022) directed by Georgia Oakley and I will evaluate which aspects the attention is focused on. The film presents the life of the high school PE teacher Jean in 1988 in Northern England. During […]

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TRICKED BY RAINBOW WASHING

A rainbow-coloured logo, queer-branded products, and inviting customers to be proud is what a marketing corporation looks like in June. But do these corporations really invest resources and funding in LGBTQI + associations, initiatives, and efforts? Do they employ queer people and protect their queer workers from discrimination? Are they just for profit, or do […]

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Homophobia: a Crime against Love

Today, the 17th of May, is the International Day Against Homophobia.  What is Homophobia? Homophobia is a word invented by psychologist George Weinberg to define the unjustified and irrational fear, the intolerance and the hate for homosexual, bisexual and transgender people. It shows feelings, thoughts, prejudice and behaviours that could be changed in abuses and […]

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How to be gay in Thessaloniki

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community is not easy. That’s a fact. Right now, in the 21st century, there are still 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality. In four countries being gay can even mean death on a completely legal basis (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan). Still, there are places in the […]

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