This Gay Musical Short-Film Has A Surprising Production Story

How the Moon Fell from the Sky and Nobody Even Noticed is a film to watch out for.

How the Moon Fell from the Sky and Nobody Even Noticed is a musical short film about high schoolers, by high schools, and for the rest of the world.

The story follows two friends, Benji (played by Petere Carroll) and Ruben (played by Nick Trivisonno), who decide to make a film together for fun. That decision then starts them down a journey towards a messy love dynamic and a new perspective on life.

What’s even more great about the film is that it was created entirely by high school students.

Director Chirsitina Xing created this film with the help of many of her schoolmates. That means, the script was written by a high schooler (Jack Fossett), the dances were choreographed by a high schooler, the production's crew was made up of high schoolers, and even music was orchestrated by high schoolers.

What was originally a dream project by high school students later gained funding on Indiegogo, and now has the chance to reach our screens.

The 40-minute film by Interlochen Arts Academy students from Interlochen, Michigan will be released online on June 29th. In the meantime, check out the first trailer for the movie down below.

This Fragrance Commercial About A Closeted Gay Teen Has An Adorable Twist

Back in December, we introduced you to the Lip Balm commercial from Thailand that had a fun and surprising gay twist.

Then last week, we shared with you how Amsterdam-born clothing brand SuitSupply released a campaign celebrating gay love.

Now, we're here to share with you that another company, this time for a fragrance product, is also into gay themed advertising.

Filipino clothing brand Bench/ sells many products under the sun. From men’s and women’s clothing to makeup, hair products, and even fragrances.

It’s the latter that’s getting our attention though, because Bench/ decided to produce a commercial for their So In Love Body Spray.

The advertisement shows a teenage boy living a double life. At home with dad he puts on the perfect persona for his father. He wears a baseball cap backwards, talks with a gruff voice, and talks about dating girls. But when he’s at school with friends, he lets his true personality flow.

But as the commercial’s title asks, “How Long Can You Keep A Secret?”

New Study Says Parents Are Slacking On Having "The Talk" With Gay Teens

A new study says parents are slacking on having “the talk” with their gay children.

A research team led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, or more commonly known as Penn Nursing, conducted a study to look into sex discussions between parents and gay/bisexual/queer males.

The team tried to explore how parents talk to their sons who identify as gay, bisexual, or queer. They interviewed GBQ men between the ages of 15 and 20 in order to understand the boys’ perceptions on how sex talk with their parents happened, how they think the parents handled it, and how effective the talks were in the boys’ sex lives.

The study found that for this demographic, sex talk with parents rarely happens. If it does, its usually based on straight sex unless the boy came out at an early age. If the boy has, the talk is usually based on stereotypes and stigmas associating GBQ men with a higher risk of STDs.

Ironically, because of this lack of or poorly treated sex talk, GBQ ended up exhibiting riskier sex habits.

Ultimately, the study emphasizes the parent’s, and health care provider’s, responsibility and role in the upbringing of a youth’s sexual expression.

"The growing information on how sex communication occurs between parents and LGBTQ children can ultimately help families and health care providers address this population's health outcomes through inclusive sex communication," says the study's senior author Dalmacio Flores, PhD, ACRN, Postdoctoral Fellow in Penn Nursing's Department of Family and Community Health. "Supporting parents' capacity to address the needs of their LGBTQ children through inclusive sex communication has the potential to minimize risk behaviors before these youths leave the confines of the home."

The study is set to be published in a future issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research. That said, you can read the study online here before it comes out in physical copy.