Some LGBT Picks for Pride
by Gerry Waters, on May 31, 2021 6:53:00 PM
Our steaming platform is chock-full of Pride Month beautiful, funny, enlightening shorts that are perfect for celebrating how far we have come on the path to equality, but also how much there is still to accomplish, and how fragile victories can be. You can find our selections at the curated iNDIEFLIX Pride Channel but in the meantime, here are some of our favorites. Start with the most beautiful LGBTQA Alphabet, which defines and dances through 26 different important terms
For a British perspective, the celebrated singer and actor Olly Alexander (HBO's Sin City) talks about his experience of Growing Up Gay, and how he has overcome with the mental health fallout, and the fantastic Queerama takes a look back on the huge changes in LGBTQ life in Britain from 1919 to the present -using an amazing collection of archival footage
We have some heart-warming tales of lesbian crushes and romance with Practical Things and Together Forever, both bite-size shorts that pack a cozy emotional punch, but if it's irony, humor and some really good male eye-candy that you're after, try On The Nature of Hotness. For a stunning and tender male one-night stand in Paris, Holden is a great go-to.
To look back at those who fought - and lived through - the oppression, homophobia and inequality of the last 20-30 years to get us to where we are today, do homage to and learn from the amazing people featured in Transgender Tuesdays about the 1950s - 90's history of the first public healthcare clinic in the US for transgender people. Will and Right covers the fight against George W Bush's support for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage, led by the extraordinary mayor of New Paltz, NY
There's a lot more to discover, from Fagbug to Let's Love and Mama Rainbow. Check out our curated Pride channel to explore and watch more undiscovered gems, and Happy Pride Month from all at iNDIEFLIX!