The drama pose portrayed New York's African-American and Latin American LGBTQI and gender-specific ballroom scenes from the 1980s to 1990s.

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Global Pride Day Saturday is another great opportunity to celebrate and learn about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex community, which spans all races and ages.

Pride Day marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQI Pride Month. The first pride march in New York City took place on June 28, 1970 – the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, during which the gay community protested the police brutality. The Stonewall protests became a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

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With the Coronavirus pandemic If many pride parades and large gatherings go virtual this year, this pride month will look very different than usual. However, since you have plenty of time to watch movies and TV shows, here are some of the best celebrating stories that focus on LGBTQI characters.

The death and life of Marsha P. Johnson

This compelling documentary examines the mysterious death of Marsha P. Johnson in 1992 – a black, trans, and gay rights activist and veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The death and life of Marsha P. Johnson uses archive interviews with Johnson and new interviews with Johnson’s family, friends, and activist colleagues. This is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of gays, transsexuals, and blacks, but also for those who believe Johnson was murdered and want justice.


Pose created by American horror stories Ryan Murphyis a TV drama about the LGBTQI African American and Latin American ballroom scene in New York City during its heyday in the 1980s and early 1990s. Pose was inspired by the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. The series also looks at the HIV / AIDS crisis. It shows the largest cast of trans actors as regular guests on a scripted show, including Our Lady J, MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar. Pose also plays the only leading role Billy Porter like Grandpa Pray Tell's ballroom. Janet Mock also writes, produces and stages pose episodes.

Everything will be fine

Neurotic gay 20-year-old Nicholas becomes the guardian of his two younger teenage sisters after her father died of cancer. One sister is on the autism spectrum and the other sister has trouble problems, which often means a lot of frightening, but honest, socially uncomfortable moments that are so much fun to see everything in order.

Portrait of a burning lady

The film Portrait of a Lady on Fire takes place in France at the end of the 18th century and tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aristocrat named Héloïse and the painter Marianne, who was commissioned to paint her portrait. But there is a catch: Marianne has to paint Héloïse without her knowing it. She watches Héloïse as her companion during the day so that she can secretly paint her portrait. Finally a romance between the two flowers in this breathtakingly beautiful story.

Blue is the warmest color

French teen Adele seems crazy about boys, but when a mysterious blue-haired college student named Emma enters her life, everything changes. The film is known for its graphic lesbian scenes, but blue is the warmest color is more than that. It's a romance between two girls with very different views on how they see their own sexual identity. Emma is a lesbian while Adele prefers to keep her sexuality secret.

Season 2 Homecoming

Season 1 of this Amazon Prime video original series Julia Roberts plays a conflict consultant Those who fall in love with a soldier help to forget their painful past. But it's season 2 of Homecoming that finally shows its strange side. Janelle Monáe plays the leading role as a woman who temporarily loses her memory and spends the whole season remembering why she woke up on a boat swimming in the middle of a lake. She eventually discovers that she has a long-term relationship with another woman that may or may not be the cause of her memory loss.


Moonlight records the life of Chiron, who grew up poor, black and gay in a rough neighborhood in Miami. The film shows the three crucial chapters in Chiron's life, including his neglected childhood; his continued struggles with his sexuality, his unstable family life in youth, and finally his ultimate fulfillment as an adult. To say that this film is emotional and moving is an understatement.


Imagine waking up one day and discovering that your consciousness is suddenly connected to other strangers around the world. This is the fate of eight people in the science fiction series Sense8. The characters – who come from heterosexual, gay, lesbian, poly and trans – can see and feel each other's thoughts, emotions and experiences. Sense8 & # 39; s Showrunners are too Matrix film Creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski, both trans women. It's not just the impressive display of LGBTQI characters and storylines that it's fun to watch this show. The science fiction premise is original and unexpected.

Everything in my family

Gay filmmaker Hao Wu, who lives in the United States, documents the process of his traditional Chinese family and accepts his decision to have children through surrogate mothers. All in My Family is an interesting insight into Chinese culture and how it views homosexuality. It's also a touching look at how Wu deals with his chosen life in America, as opposed to the life he was born into in China.

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack takes place in Yorkshire in 1832 and is inspired by the real story of charismatic landowner Anne Lister, who is trying to revive her inherited home and marry a wealthy heiress. This lesbian romance is also full of dramas that include Anne's daily encounters with servants, tenants, and various industrial rivals.

Everything is shit

The teen drama Everything Sucks tells the story of Kate Messner, a high school student who deals with her sexuality as a lesbian. Long before social media and cell phones, Kate's trip shows exactly how hard it was to be a lesbian teen in the mid-1990s.

In the dark: midnight kiss

When five friends meet in Palm Springs for New Year's Eve, they think of alcohol, drugs, and sex. But as this LGBTQI thriller shows, relationships can be difficult if friends and lovers don't tell the truth. Midnight Kiss is a stylized horror film full of revenge, regret and blood.

Feel well

Feel Good Features Canadian comedian Mae Martin reflects life, love and sobriety in this semi-fictional drama. We see her struggle with addiction and her romance with a woman named George who has never been with another woman before.

I do not agree

Adolescent girl Syd not only has to deal with her father's recent loss, but also with her budding sexual identity. That is not even the biggest problem in I disagree. Syd suddenly has super powers and is not sure how to use them.

Queer Eye

Queer Eye shows the lovable gay experts Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown who travel to various U.S. cities (and sometimes Japan) to help people bring their lives together. The Fab Five help people from all walks of life who need advice on fashion, home decor, food and life in general. But it's not really about the makeover outside of people, it's about the changes in people's hearts and minds that really make this a gem of a series.


Sex education is about the virgin Otis (the son of a sex therapist) who joins forces with his friend Maeve to run a secret sex therapy business at her high school. It doesn't matter if you're an outsider, a popular kid, or even a bully – you need sex advice. One of the most touching storylines concerns Otis & # 39; best friend Eric, who has to deal with his family's expectations of his own sexuality and gender identity. The show is painfully awkward at times, but pretty much overall.

Half of it

When clever but financially stricken teenage Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for an inarticulate jock at her high school, she doesn't expect her to fall for the object of his affection – another girl. The Half of It feels like a lesbian Cyrano de Bergerac story with heartbreaking moments and a dash of teen comedy.


After living as a man for almost 60 years (and having three children and three marriages), the Brazilian brilliant cartoonist Laerte Coutinho finally introduces herself to the world as a woman. The documentary Laerte-Se gives an open insight into the everyday life of Laerte and its transformation.

Last ferry

In the thriller Last Ferry, a young, inexperienced gay lawyer travels to Fire Island in the off-season to seek romance and friendship. Instead, he gets into trouble after a murder. This fascinating thriller has many twists and turns until the surprising end.


This reality fashion show by the new streaming service HBO Max tries to portray the modern LGBTQI ballroom culture in which "houses" of dancers compete for prices and the ultimate title of a ruling house. While New York's traditional ballroom scene was once dominated mainly by African-American and Latin American members, the new show also includes Cisgender women, white and Asian-American fashion masters. Legendary feels more like an introduction to ballroom culture for those who have never seen fashion outside of the Pose and Madonna's famous Vogue music video series.

Legendary was not without controversy. When actress Jameela Jamil was announced to host the show and one of the judges wondered why a zero-background Cisgender woman was hired in ballroom culture through a well-known trans woman and mother of a ballroom house, Trace Lysette. Aside from the controversy, the show is one fun introduction to the drama and excitement of the ballroom. If you want to learn more about the history of the ballroom, check out the documentaries Paris is Burning and Kiki.

RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race

The drag queen RuPaul's royal family makes wearing wigs, false eyelashes, sequin dresses and high heels an extreme sport with a popular reality show RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race. Watch new and legendary drag queens from all walks of life fight for the crown as they compete in costumes, actors, dances and challenges that always keep them in sync for their lives. However, the series is more than a drama and a dance trauma. It also celebrates friendship, as well as some very moving moments of self-discovery and the hard work it takes to be a successful drag queen.

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