Participation guidelines

The Pride at the Pictures (PATP) is all about participation, but to make this safe and enjoyable for everybody, we ask you to abide by some simple guidelines. The Blog and Database areas are moderated by a team of volunteers who work to these guidelines. If you have further questions or wish to know why a post of yours hasn’t been accepted at any point please email…..

The Film Database: here your posts should be concise and to the point: tell people about the film and why it’s relevant. It should be factual (please fact check before posting) and informative. Posts should be no longer than 200 words.

The Blog: your chance to be more creative: you can write at greater length about a movie, a topic or maybe why LGBT film means so much to you.

Some Guidelines to help you:

  1. We want to encourage debate about LGBT film and culture, but please no personal attacks or abuse. We will not post comments that could be hurtful to other contributors and reserve the right to curtail any abusive discussion threads.
  2. We will acknowledge fair criticism of any posts by contributors, but please make your arguments clear and include references so that othersmay follow your reasoning and reply accordingly.
  3. Please respect other people’s views, beliefs and cultures – consider your impact on others when making your contribution. Our readership is extremely diverse and we wish to welcome everyone to the site as long as each contribution is friendly and accepting of difference.
  4. Our readership includes young people questioning their sexuality and looking for images of LGBT people: educators looking for helpful material, interested film-buffs and general readers – please think about our readership when you post.
  5. PATP does not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such. Attacking people on the basis of their race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age is not acceptable.
  6. We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.
  7. We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or that are obvious spam. Our aim is to promote LGBT film and TV as a cultural asset – the blog and database are for our community to express views about the content out in the world. Advertisement on the PATP website will be clearly marked and in designated areas of the site, not on the blog and database content.
  8. Keep your posts relevant. PATP is about LGBT film and TV and the impact it has on our communities past and present. Whilst your posts may express a variety of cultural and political views, these should always relate to the topic in hand – our discussion of LGBT culture.
  9. It’s easy to be misunderstood, so try to be clear about what you are saying, and expect that people may understand your contribution differently than you intended. What seems humorous to you may appear hurtful to others, so try to reread before you post.
  10. NO spoilers!!! The Blog and Database are to give information and opinion about LGBT film but not to give away the plot or ending and spoil the experience of the movie. Think carefully about your post – PATP will check to ensure that you don’t give too much away. Whilst we won’t change the meaning of your post, we may remove any obvious spoilers. Think creatively – give a feel of the movie rather than a step-by-step account.