I mentioned Queer as Folk in a previous post about its creator Russel T Davies but I think it’s about time this groundbreaking TV programme got its own post. British LGBT TV history can be talked about in terms of pre/post-Queer as Folk such was its impact on gay programming. It was the first show of its kind, a no-holds barred glimpse into contemporary gay life, with storylines including; being ‘out’ in the workplace, gay parentage and gay sex. Queer as Folk first hit our screens back in 1999 on Channel 4, it follows the lives of three gay men… My first in a regular column for hopelies.com , An Introduction to Queer Cinema… The world of sport is one of the few remaining areas where homophobia remains prevalent and largely unchallenged with no high profile sportmen publicly coming-out, until Gareth!… Rent is a 2005 film adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name and is one of the few musicals that I can watch over and over again…. Boys Don’t Cry is a 1999 film based on the true story of Brandon Teena, played by Hilary Swank, a transgender man pursuing a relationship with a girl named Lana…. Angels in America is a 2003 TV miniseries adaptation of the Tony Kushner play of the same name. The 6 hour epic tells the story of a group of separate yet interconnected individuals all dealing with the AIDS crisis in 80s America… C.R.A.Z.Y is a 2005 French-Canadian film which tells the story of Zachary Beaulieu and his journey to coming to terms with his sexuality and his attempts to establish a sucessful relationship with his father….