Daniela Costa

Freelance Writer and Film Critic

Editor of Gay Vegas, reporter/producer for RTP. Contributor for many great publications. Formerly with After Ellen and The Gaily Grind. Member of GALECA.

My work has also appeared in @HuffingtonPostCanada, @DailyXtra, @theBUZZ, @HornetStories, @OutFrontCO, @soflagaynews, @WindyCityTimes, @gaycalgary, @WatermarkOnline, @Into, @NBCOUT, @VICE, @Slate and @TeenVogue.

The below clippings are divided up in order by:

Multimedia, High Profile Interviews, High Profile Movie Reviews, Long-form Journalism, Sports Stories, Television Recaps/Reviews, Book Interviews/Reviews, More Interviews, More Movie Reviews, News Coverage & Profiles, and Other.

Portfolio

"Stuff" portrays a lesbian marriage on the rocks
You know it's a sign of the times when you're watching a movie centered on a struggling lesbian marriage in America. That, however, is a far too brief description of Suzanne...
"Visible Silence" speaks out for Thai lesbians
"They say to be born a woman is punishment for the sins of a past life. So to be a woman who loves women is punishment for even greater sins." Those are some of the first words...
"Olya's Love" is a personal narrative of a lesbian's life in Russia
To be a lesbian living in Russia-I can only imagine what that's like. But that's not the sort of thing you should imagine, as you run the risk of over- or understating it (two...
Geraldine Chaplin shines in "Sand Dollars," a complicated May/December romance
There are lesbian relationships of all kinds. Obviously not all are the stuff of romance novels. Love and lust are not always present. Or if they are, it's not always mutual....
Thriller "Darkness by Day" delivers an unconventional lesbian storyline
Let's get some things out of the way: Thrillers not your cup of tea? You can stop reading now. Lesbian incest insanely creep you out? Hit the back button. If I still have you,...
Patricia Velasquez captivates in "Liz in September"
I watch a lot of "lesbian movies" every year. No surprise there. And as much as I look forward to new releases, I also always find myself re-watching some of the classics. That...
"While You Weren't Looking" shares the many queer experiences of one family
When we think about lesbianism, we often don't take the idea of privilege into account-for very good reasons. But there are those of us who are privileged, and it does cause a...
Dutch film "Summer" brings us a lesbian coming-of-age story
It's been a while since I've seen a coming-of-age story like Summer , one where coming out is the least shocking of events and a new lesbian relationship is one of the few...
An ex-partner returns to the fold in the real-life family drama "States of Grace"
How do you think you'd handle sudden helplessness? Could you stomach complete dependence? Many of us don't have the answer because we don't like to ask the question. But the...
"Margarita With a Straw" gives us a rare queer heroine
As a fan of lesbian cinema, I'm always on the lookout for a captivating lead. Several heroines have remained a cherished memory throughout the years, whereas others are such...
"Over the Rainbow" tells the story of a late-blooming lesbian looking for love
With every romantic mishap I have, there's a part of me that wonders if I'll ever get it right. I'm sure a lot of us feel that way. I'll admit that a good portion of that panic...

News Coverage & Profiles

InsideOut Executive Director Andria Wilson
The Old Nick
A queer spin on The Taming of the Shrew hits Toronto
While Shakespearean plays have long been favourites of many in the queer community, and drag very commonplace in these performances, it's not often we see flushed out queer...
Lezervations
Celebrating unsung Toronto queer heroes
Photographer Tania Anderson's new exhibition at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, We Could be Heroes (Just for One Day), is exactly what it sounds like: a celebration of...
The Queer Songbook Orchestra
Supporting Toronto's LGBT seniors
"I just do what I got to do to survive," says 59-year-old Eustace (who asked Daily Xtra not to use his real name for safety reasons), a gay man currently living in Canada....
Ross Petty / Bad Dog Theatre
Senior Pride Network and The 519 host HalloQueen
There's never a shortage of parties to attend when Halloween comes around. For a soiree to stand out, it has to offer something unique. The Senior Pride Network (SPN) is looking...
Community members want change for Trans Pride
Change is needed - this was the resounding sentiment that came out of a Trans Pride community meeting on Oct 9, 2015. Members rallied behind the idea that Trans Pride needs to...
MPP Cheri DiNovo introduces new bill for Ontario LGBT families
NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo announced a new bill that would change Ontario's laws around parental recognition, making it more accessible for LGBT families. Unveiled at a Queen's Park...
COLORADO CONGRESSWOMAN A LEADING FORCE BEHIND THE EQUALITY ACT
Hawksley Workman
Airbnb wants you to know that "Love is Welcome Here"
If you've been to Frameline in San Francisco at all during the past week, you may recall seeing a lovely documentary short from Airbnb. Yup, the lodging rental website. They...
End-of-life planning essential for LGBT seniors
End-of-life planning. Those five syllables alone are scary, and that fear often overrides the conversations that should be happening. The need for these discussions is even more...
Ten Oaks dances into camp
That gay wonderland would be the Ten Oaks Project and its camp programs. And those would be the words of Anna Penner, chair of the project's Toronto community engagement...
Three's a crowd: A mother's fight for her daughter
Imagine you witnessed a beautiful baby girl come into this world and you claimed her as your own. You were there before and after the birth, and helped raise her for over a...
Equality Florida passes on Jacksonville gay candidate
Jacksonville - When Equality Florida's Action PAC released its list of recommendations on candidates running for office in Jacksonville there was one noticeable exception-openly...

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