Being Thunder
A a two-spirit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island, explores what it means to be a queer Indigenous person in a world bound by binary gender roles.
Bliss
Two sex workers meet in a Berlin brothel. In a place where the female body is a commodity, they experience moments of happiness.
Boy Meets Boy
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
Cut!
The director of a low-budget queer thriller tries to solve a violent murder mystery that threatens his set.

D

Death And Bowling
In a fictional meta-critique on trans representation, a transgender actor struggles with what it means to be seen after the beloved captain of his lesbian bowling league dies and a mysterious stranger shows up at the funeral.
A Distant Place
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
Firstness
A maladjusted dad is trying to heal in an experimental therapy group called Infinite Beginnings. Meanwhile, his non-binary kid is getting close with an older man. Their relationship feels both dreamy and concerning-depending on who is watching.
The First Death Of Joana
Joana, 13, wants to find out why her great aunt died at 70 without ever having dated anyone - but she uncovers more secrets than she expected.
Flee
Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built.

I

Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
This documentary explores a group of gay women songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated country music genre and have written number one hits for some of country music's greatest stars.
Leading Ladies
A reflection on how different perspectives and memories affect one group of queer women.

M

Make Me Famous
A madcap romp through the 1980s NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it.
Metamorphosis
An intersex boy comes of age and explores the ambiguities of his identity and desires.
Miguel's War
A portrait of a gay man who confronts the ghosts of his past. After fleeing war and repression 37 years ago, Miguel returns to Lebanon where he traces hidden longings, unrequited love and tormenting feelings of guilt.
The Novice
A queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
Pariah
A teenager juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Passing
Two African-American women who can "pass" as white choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line in 1929 New York in an exploration of racial and gender identity, performance, obsession and repression.
Poppy Field
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
Potato Dreams Of America
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.

R

Rebel Dykes
Documentary about the underground lesbian scene in London in the Eighties.
Shortbus
An avant-garde examination of the diverse sexual experiences of a group of New Yorkers.
The Scary Of Sixty-First
Two mismatched roommates discover and relive the murky secrets of their new Upper East Side apartment.
See You Then
A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition.
Sweetheart
A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard.
Under My Skin
Denny, a free spirit and artist falls for Ryan, a strait-laced lawyer. When Denny questions gender their love is tested.
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