September 9th, 2012

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Come non detto (2012) directed by Ivan Silvestrini

Matthia is about to move to Madrid by his boyfriend Eduard, so you do not have to reveal to the family of being gay.

Director: Ivan Silvestrini

Writers: Roberto Proia

Stars: Josafat Vagni, Monica Guerritore and Francesco Montanari

Genres: Comedy

Storyline: Matthia is about to move to Madrid by his boyfriend Eduard, so you do not have to reveal to the family of being gay. Eduard, however, is convinced that their marriage has the blessing of all family members. When the day before leaving for Spain, Eduard announces his arrival in Rome to know the "laws", Matthia must choose whether to finally come clean with his companion, or confess to being a formidable liar.


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Cast (in credits order)
Josafat Vagni ... Mattia
Jose Dammert ... Eduard
Monica Guerritore ... Aurora
Francesco Montanari ... Giacomo / Alba
Antonino Bruschetta ... Rodolfo
Valeria Bilello ... Stefania
Valentina Correani ... Samantha
Lucia Guzzardi ... Iolanda
Andrea Rivera ... Bernardo
Alan Cappelli Goetz ... Christian


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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: EM Lynley - Going for Gold

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October ( a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every day I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments! (comments close on September 11)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: spike7451, please contact me.

Today author is EM Lynley (

Going For Gold edited by EM Lynley
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (August 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608207722
ISBN-13: 978-1608207725
Amazon: Going For Gold
Amazon Kindle: Going For Gold

Going for Gold: Gay Olympic Anthology

It's not hard to see the outward appeal of the Olympic Games: watching the fittest and most-accomplished athletes in the world compete-generally with fairly skimpy uniforms. Voyeurism aside, there's nothing sexier than a beautiful body running, jumping, swimming, rowing, and a couple dozen other activities. Who wouldn't take the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle?

But the Olympics are more than just a chance to watch athletes at the peak of physical perfection. Every competitor at the Games has a story behind why they run or jump or swim, and why they compete. How they got to the Games, and what they sacrificed along the way to make the cut. To spectators, they may perform superhuman feats, but each and every one is human in the same way we all are.

In this collection of stories, you'll find there's a lot more to competing at Olympic level than being the best in one's field. Expectations and pressures from family, friends, coaches and country add up, and sometimes it's only the love of the right man who can make the effort worth it. And sometimes, love is more important than going for gold. Stories include: "Hot Shots" by Michael P. Thomas. "Into the Deep" by Nico Jaye, "The Quad" by Kelly Rand. "Lightning in a Bottle" by Sarah Madison, "Swimming the Distance" by Annabeth Albert, "Shoot for the Gold" by Whitley Gray, "An Olympic Goal" by K-lee Klein, "Tumbling Dreams" by Kaje Harper.
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Fearless Project – Support A Decade of Out Teen Athletes

A guest post by Ellis Carrington

So first, I have to give huge, heartfelt thanks to Elisa for generously letting me post on her blog. She’s so wonderful. Second, I want to tell you very quickly about Jeff Sheng and his Fearless Project.

Jamar, by Jeff Sheng, Fearless Project

I’ve been really moved by Sheng’s work: I first discovered it when I ran across some news footage about a previous project he had done with closeted US service members during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It was the first time that I truly began to understand the personal pain of DADT. As a civilian, I just hadn’t realized, and he captured the subject matter so beautifully. He didn’t know at the time how much he had helped me, but he had. I can’t thank him enough for that.

Now. His Fearless project is something truly special because it captures an emerging generation of young people brave enough to be openly gay in sports, a place where homophobia has historically held tight. Where likeability is so important, sometimes even necessary for personal safety. When I was a teenager, sports were for the cool kids. It never would have occurred to me that an athlete could have been gay. As someone who identifies as bisexual, I honestly thought my chances of being the cheerleader I so longed to be were exactly zero. I was afraid to even try.

Taylor, by Jeff Sheng, Fearless Project

But see, Jeff Sheng has found over a hundred and fifty young people so far who are impossibly brave. Who have been willing to take the risk of being open about themselves with their peers and teammates and families with the knowledge that they will still have to see those people day after day at school and home after they come out—and with the hope that they would be accepted when they did. What’s beautiful about this project is that it has so much potential: To give hope to so many young people in the LGBT community who may feel isolated, to change minds and practices in the sports world as a whole, and who even knows about the world at large? It sounds pie in the sky but these things are like a sneeze, yanno? The gay kid who played ball in football who goes pro who winds up coaching who… We just have no idea.

These kids are heroes and just by having the courage to stand in the sunlight what they are doing is awesome. What Jeff Sheng has done to raise awareness in the gay community is pretty damn great too.

Will, by Jeff Sheng, Fearless Project

He has spent nearly the past decade on this photo series, photographing LGBT youth with not only the courage but the self-awareness to be out in sports, and doing it pretty much on his own dime. This includes the cost of travel. He is now fundraising on Kickstarter to complete the project, and there isn’t much time left (If I’m not mistaken, September 18 is the deadline). So I encourage you to go to check out the project web site, find out more, and support the project either by donating or spreading the word:

Thank you so much.

To view more photos from "Fearless," including videos of LGBTQ high school and college athletes talking about their coming out experiences, please visit: