The Red Umbrella Diaries is a feature documentary that tells the personal stories of seven LGBTQ New Yorkers who work in different sectors of the sex trade and come together to tell their tales on stage at Joe’s Pub. 

We’ve been working on the film for more than a year and we are so excited to share the official trailer with you! We’ve been submitting the film to festivals and are aiming for a premiere in 2015. More info about the project and the cast is on our website:

Excited. Proud. Sex worker stories on film! A thing I have been working on for a while!

Red Umbrella Diaries is awesome already … can’t wait to see it become a film!

If you’re unfamiliar with the project, feel free to read "Half-Way’s" post on the topic.


Girls’ Love Stories #150, April 1970, cover by Bill Draut

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This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.


I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.


Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.


DuoLingo is the actual best.  Refreshed high-school Spanish to a level that I can now have full conversations!  Also, check out the hilarious twitter/tumblr feed: shitduolingosays.

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Hope you enjoy!