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Pride—watch, read, listen with us

To celebrate Pride Month, we’ve put together a selection of books, TV series, films and podcasts to highlight and uplift LGBTQIA+ voices. Although most Pride events have been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, there are still many ways to educate ourselves and learn how to be a better ally to the community. From heartwarming memoirs to gripping novels and films, we hope you enjoy reading, watching, listening and learning this month and beyond.

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WATCH

Films:

Pride (2014)
Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales.

Paris is Burning (1990)
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Milk (2008)
The story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Disclosure (2020)
In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood's impact on the trans community.

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TV Shows:
It’s a Sin (2021)
Ritchie, Colin and Roscoe leave home at 18 to begin new lives in 1981 London, but they find themselves challenged by a virus that most of the world ignores.

Transparent (2014)
An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

Feel Good (2020)
Stand-up comic Mae Martin navigates a passionate, messy new relationship with her girlfriend, George, while dealing with the challenges of sobriety.

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READ

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Navigating the complicated waters of family-making and motherhood in the twenty-first century, this exciting and very funny debut follows the lives of three trans and cis women living in New York.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Framed as a letter from a young Vietnamese man to his illiterate mother, Vuong's radiant debut novel traces themes of race, class, masculinity and colonialism across decades of South East Asian history, building to a breathtaking final revelation.

The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs
Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behaviour.

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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Tracking the lives and loves of a dozen British women through generations and social classes, Girl, Woman, Other weaves a distinctive, illuminating tapestry of modern British life.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts, throwing a wrench into her family's plans for her.

Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
An iconic Hollywood star mysteriously chooses an unknown young journalist to chronicle her life story in this sumptuous tale of ambition, regret and forbidden love.

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LISTEN

LGBTQ&A
A podcast created by Jeffrey Masters to document modern LGBTQ+ history. To get beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person, their accomplishments, their failures, and how they got to where they are today. ​

Afro Queer
A podcast about queer Africans living and loving on the African continent and in the diaspora. Selly Thiam celebrates queer love, and explores the laws affecting our lives, migration, media, race, class, censorship, family and sex.

Queery with Cameron Esposito
Host and stand-up comic Cameron Esposito speaks to guests from the queer community about everything from identity to civil rights.

Two Browns and a Gay
Tonicha, Callum and Kiran make up the voices of the Two Browns and a Gay Podcast. A weekly podcast delving into race, sexuality, culture, relationships and everything in between.

Making Gay History
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history are brought to you from rare archival interviews featured in Making Gay History.

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