LGBTQ+ History month - Watch List
There is so much fantastic content to check out this LGBTQ+ History month across various mediums, from critically acclaimed movies, hit TV series, podcasts and more.
Did you know, Netflix has its own LGBTQ+ section with tons of great titles waiting to be watched. Some of the highlights include movies such as gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased, starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman and film adaptation of the seminal stage play, Boys in the Band, starring Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto.
There are also incredible trans documentaries like Disclosure and The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, plus fan favourites like RuPaul’s Drag Race and hit shows like, Atypical, Creek and The Haunting of Bly Manor that are known for their representation of LGBTQ+ characters.
If you’re a movie buff, why not check out some classic LGBTQ+ films throughout the month such: Milk, Pride, Moonlight, The Danish Girl and Blue is the Warmest Colour. These titles can all be found easily on Amazon.
A couple of new films to look out for that are sure to be popular this awards season are Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.
There is also a great new show on Channel 4 called It’s a Sin which follows a group of gay characters during the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
Let us know what you’re watching, or what your favourite LGBTQ+ movies and shows are, by tagging @UniOfHerts on social.
LGBTQ+ History month is not only intended to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, but also serve as an opportunity to educate. We all have a duty to inform ourselves on these issues and to view the world from different perspectives.
There are loads of Ted talks you can check out on a huge range of topics such as ‘The Importance of Normalising Queer Love’. These talks are important in helping all of us learn more about LGBTQ+ history and hear about people’s experiences from the community.
There are also plenty of great LGBTQ+ podcasts out there - we couldn’t list them all but here are a few that look interesting to get you started!
Studio Voltaire, an arts organisation based in South London, and Gendered Intelligence's new series looks at life for young trans and non-binary people at the start of the 2020s, hosted by writer and filmmaker, Juliet Jacques.
Parental Guidance (Spotify)
This is a podcast, hosted by YouTubers, and it sounds like it. The irreverent and fun beams through as duo Rose and Rosie explore life for LGBTQ+ parents.
Getting Curious Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness brings a weekly exploration of in this interview podcast and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Hosted by Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney, this podcast describes itself as ‘Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour’ but for an LGBTQ+ audience. Each week the podcast brings you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world.