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PFLAG China's Video Urging People To Embrace Their Queer Children Goes Viral: WATCH

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Much like Thanksgiving here in the West, the Lunar New Year is a time for many of those celebrating to reconnect and gather with their families. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, PFLAG China has released a short film entitled "Coming Home" celebrating parents that have accepted their queer children for who they are.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the film has already garnered over 100 million online views.

Though China as a country has steadily made incremental progress in its treatment of its LGBT population, a significant portion of the population and most of the Chinese government holds true to traditions and policies that discourage queer people from coming out.

"Coming Home" tells the story of an openly gay man who returns to be with his family years after they initially rejected him for coming out. In the past few days the film’s popularity spiked hundreds of thousands of people shared it via QQ Live, a Chinese video-based social networking platform.

"Be brave and be yourself,” one of the mothers featured in the film implored to those watching. “Tell your parents your experiences, and we will share with you."

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Get To Know The Anatomy of Taron Egerton's Wet And Shirtless 'Kingsman' Scene: VIDEO

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Over the weekend we told you about British hunk Taron Egerton who is drawing attention in Kingsman: The Secret Service, out in theaters now. The actor shows off his ripped physique in a scene in the film where he and other cadets are stunned to find their dormitory is flooding just as they drift off to sleep. As part of The New York Times' "Anatomy of a Scene" video series, Director Matthew Vaughn walks you through how they shot the harrowing ordeal. The bonus? A close up look at Egerton's body of work. 

Pay close attention, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lionsgate Picks-Up LGBT Rights Drama ‘Freeheld’ Starring Ellen Page, Julianne Moore

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Freeheld, an LGBT drama starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, was picked up by Lionsgate after the company and several other high-profile companies including Sony Pictures and Netflix bid on the feature reports SheWired. Execs only saw 12 minutes from the film and went through a night-long bidding war that resulted in Lionsgate acquiring the film.

FreeheldThe film tells the true story of Laurel Hester (played by Moore), a lesbian police officer with terminal cancer who fights government officials for equal rights so her partner Stacie Andree (played by Page) can have access to Hester’s pension benefits. Moore and Page’s co-stars include Steve Carell, Luke Grimes and Michael Shannon. Ron Nyswayner wrote the script for the film and the feature is directed by Peter Sollet. Page is also a producer on the film and considers it her passion project. Moore is a strong contender for this year’s Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Still Alice, and Carell is nominated for his work in Foxcatcher. The film is currently in post-production.

A documentary on the couple, also called Freeheld, was released in 2007. The feature film adaptation is currently in post-production. You can watch the heart wrenching trailer for the 2007 documentary, AFTER THE JUMP

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Who's That Shirtless Guy: Taron Egerton

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If 50 Shades of Gray ain't up your alley, you might want to check out Kingsman: The Secret Service, opening today and starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and the very ripped British newcomer Taron Egerton.

The film is about a super-secret spy organization that "recruits an unrefined but promising street kid" into its training program at the moment it faces a major threat from a tech genius. Of course you might also just enjoy the gifs and trailer below.

Egerton was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men this year but he may also be crowned one of the best undressed as well.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ellen Puts Matt Lauer in a Leather Harness: VIDEO

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Milquetoast BDSM-romance movie Fifty Shades of Grey hits the theaters tomorrow, and everyone is getting revved up for it. Ellen DeGeneres seems to have a passing interest in the film, but she takes time to point out that others are far more excited. Specifically, Matt Lauer of The Today Show, of whom she shares a clip from this morning's show all decked out for his first Folsom Street Fair.

It's simultaneously hilarious and cringe-worthy, and you can give it a peek, if you dare, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Karim Ainouz’s Gay Thriller 'Futuro Beach' Is Coming To The U.S. - VIDEO

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Karim Ainouz’s Praia du Futuro (Futuro Beach) brought a different kind of narrative aesthetic to the gay independent film circuit early last year. The film chronicles a manic whirlwind relationship that blossoms between two men who meet due to a personal tragedy and quickly lose themselves in one another.

Broken into three distinctly chaptered sections, Futuro Beach’s visual style shifts dynamically as it follows Donato (Wagner Moura) and Konrad (Clemens Schick) from an oversaturated Brazil to a steely, iron-hued Germany.

The film is finally making its way to US theaters this upcoming April, and the trailer alone conveys the stylized, frenetic energy that sparked the film’s early buzz.

Take a look at the new trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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