Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride through Film

As Pride Month kicks off, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies are gearing up to celebrate with parades, protests, and cultural events. But beyond the festivities on the streets, there is a whole world of queer representation waiting to be explored on the screen. From tearful romances to revelatory documentaries, here are seven films that capture the spirit of Pride in all its messy, sexy, and lovely glory.

One of the must-watch films for this Pride Month is “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” (2017), available for streaming on Netflix. Directed by David France, this documentary delves into the mysterious death of Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender activist and key figure in the Stonewall uprising. Through archival footage and interviews, the film pays tribute to Johnson’s resilience and legacy, offering a glimpse into her life as a vibrant presence in Greenwich Village.

Stay tuned for more recommendations on how to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride through the power of cinema.