The event, according to former executive director of GG9 Tom Nobbe, was truly a testament to Cleveland’s ever-welcoming vibe.
“The folks who came in from out of town, out of state and out of the country were impressed by the embrace they received from the community – and I’m talking the whole Northeast Ohio community, not just the LGBT community,” said Nobbe.
In the real world, technology has been transformative in the way LGBT people find each other.
Chat rooms, dating sites, and apps have allowed us to see each other in ways we never could before.
But in its strongest episode of season 3, “San Junipero,” also shows a hopeful vision of how technology can bring people — in particular, queer people — together.
The story (spoilers ahead) centers on how a bespectacled wallflower, Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis), comes out of her shell to fall in love with the outgoing Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). When Yorkie flees the dance floor — she fears judgmental stares at the sight of two women dancing — the audience understands this impulse as linked to a stigma of another era.
But Cleveland’s no stranger to hosting big, important LGBT events.
Nobbe felt so strongly about the region’s embrace of the visitors to GG9, that he penned a heartfelt letter to the editor following the event.
“We know that there were athletes who would get on the trolleys or the Health Line bus and Clevelanders would see their medals and actually applaud!
Lee Yu Bi talked with Newsen about the scene in the film, where her character, Sohee posed as a model for Junho's character, Dongwoo in an art institute and tried to seduce him.
Lee Yu Bi said, "The part where I slightly lifted my skirt in front of Dongwoo, was unscripted/improvised.