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7 Ways to Resist This Week

7 Ways to Resist This Week

Here are this week's recommendations to support LGBT and other activist causes.

01-prisonbreakPrison Break: Sequel

After seven years of hard time, Fox's Prison Break has returned for a special event season. The sequel is particularly eventful, because its star, Wentworth Miller, is now an out gay man leading a drama on network television. In this season, Miller, who portrays Michael, is being held prisoner in Yemen. And one of the series primary villains, Cyclops, is also played by an out actor, Amin El Gamal. Check out this victory in representation in the captivating season premiere Tuesday on Fox, and watch the trailer below.


1984 and The Handmaid's Tale

One aspect of a Trump presidency that could not have been predicted was that readers would turn to dystopian novels about Authoritarian governments for escape. Whether readers are using George Orwell's 1984 or Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale as guides to living under the Trump regime or if they're somehow finding escapism and solace in those frighteningly accurate novels is anyone's guess (although it's likely a little of both), but there's such a demand for both classics that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will reissue them in hardcover.

Orwell's landmark 1944 novel imagined a world in which the main character works for the Ministry or Truth, a government agency that specializes in propaganda and revisionist history under the ever-watchful, inescapable eye of Big Brother, while Atwood's 1985 feminist classic imagines a white patriarchal government under which women are valued merely as vessels in terms of the viability of their reproductive organs.

The hardcover reissue of 1984 drops April 4, while The Handmaid's Tale will be available in hardcover as of April 25.


The Little Foxes

In this exciting new production of the Lillian Hellman (The Children's Hour) classic The Little Foxesby Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre titans of stage and screen Laura Linney (Tales of the City, The Big C) and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) square off alternating the roles of rival early 1900s Alabama sisters-in-law Regina and Birdie throughout the run of the show. Hellman's delicious play about blackmail, scheming, power, greed, and loyalty is as resonant as ever in the face of the Trump administration. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Wit) directs a stellar cast that includes Darren Goldstein, Richard Thomas, and Michael McKean. Previews began Wednesday and opening night is April 19. Visit the Manhattan Theatre Club site for ticket information.

04-glaadGLAAD Media Awards

The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony takes place this weekend, and it's one of the most star-studded yet. Patricia Arquette is this year's Vanguard Award winner at the ceremony, which honors LGBT depictions in film, television, and media. In addition, musician Troye Sivan is the recipient of the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Other special guests include host Cameron Esposito, Cynthia Erivo, Mary J. Blige, Paris Jackson, Josh Hutcherson, Jussie Smollett, Tatiana Maslany, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Harry Shum Jr., Victoria Justice, Matthew Daddario, and more. Don't miss it Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and support GLAAD's much-needed mission of moving the cultural needle through representation. Learn more at


Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, honoring trans and gender-nonconforming folks. Love & Resistance, an event featuring dinner, cocktails, music, and awards, will mark the date beginning at 5:30 p.m. at SOMArts in San Francisco. Awardees include Aria Sa'id, programs director for the St. James Infirmary; Gwen Park, advocate and videographer; the TGI Justice Project; and the Transgender Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center. And wherever you are, you can celebrate your own trans identity, or, if you're cisgender, the trans people around you, at a time when visibility and support are needed more than ever.

06-ppPlanned Parenthood

This lifesaving organization needs your help. Mike Pence, our anti-woman, homophobic vice president, cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate this week to advance legislation allowing states to deny Planned Parenthood federal family planning funds. The organization has long been targeted by Republicans, even though it provides crucial services like cancer screenings, STD testings, and help for expectant mothers. Federal money under Title IX already goes to those aforementioned services and cannot be used for abortions; the Senate is now making it possible to starve Planned Parenthood simply over ideology. Help Planned Parenthood pick up the slack by donating to the group today, and read here about how LGBT people benefit from this nonprofit.

07-david-lynchDavid Lynch: The Art Life

Celebrate the subversive filmmaker who brought us Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, and more. The documentary David Lynch: The Art Life, from directors Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Rick Barnes, "comes as close as anyone ever has" to getting inside Lynch's head, The A.V. Club reports. The doc focuses on his childhood and youth; fans can deduce how his experiences influenced his art, soon to be on view in the Twin Peaks reboot. In select theaters this weekend.

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