Watch these non-fiction films about the LGBTQIA+ community to understand the community better.

This Pride Month is all about celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and that feeling of belonging, virtually. While we always rush into the arms of fiction for an entertaining escape (David Rose’s Wine analogy), why not take a turn towards knowledgeable entertainment for once with non-fiction films? Since we’re already homebound with nothing to do except what we do every day and a lot of time to kill, why not utilize this time to get a better understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community through real-life stories and an in-depth dive into their history?

In these ever-so-changing times, sometimes we’re so involved with our present that we kind of forget the contribution of the past. These non-fiction documentaries are critically recommended to give you a deeper insight into the LGBTQIA+ community, their history, their struggle, and their journey to reach where they are today. To understand a community we need to gain insight into its roots as well as its present. So here’s a list of non-fiction films that will help you understand the community.

Paris is Burning

A Secret Love


The Celluloid Closet

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

Before Stonewall: the making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

How To Survive A Plague


Circus of Books

Mala Mala

Portrait of Jason

The Queen

Strike A Pose

State Of Pride

If you belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, these films might help you feel understood and like you belong!

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