09 Oct Movies (and a series) about coming out to watch on National Coming Out Day
It’s National Coming Out Day. As you know, LGBTIQ+ people don’t just have one coming out story. We come out over and over again in our lives. But we all have that first one, or the one that was most meaningful to us.
While not all our coming out stories are joyful, knowing that there is safety and pride both in the LGBTIQ+ community and especially on National Coming Out Day is part of why we are loud and proud about uplifting queer stories on screen!
These are but a few of the many, many films that tackle coming out, coming-of-age, and generally being gay, lesbian, transgender and more in the LGBTIQ+ community. So, pop one on and let us know what you think!
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Watch it on Stan here.
Adored for her charisma and her free, explicit and fun way of expressing herself, La Veneno gained popularity thanks to her television appearances in the 90s. However, her life and especially her death remain an enigma. Watch the series now free on ABC iview.
Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal Fields has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 44 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energised, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life – which included a younger boyfriend. Stream it on Apple TV now.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
After getting caught with another girl, teenager Cameron Post is sent to a conversion therapy centre whose treatment consists in repenting for feeling “same sex attraction.” Cameron befriends fellow sinners Jane and Adam, thus creating a new family to deal with the surrounding intolerance. Watch it now on Apple TV.