Resistance is demonstrated in a variety of ways, by ordinary people every day. It is in the refusal to be defined, and in the quiet dignity of walking away from everything you know; it can be as daring as holding hands, or as bold as walking into a scene that has never seen anyone like you before. These seven documentary shorts are inspiring dispatches from the global LGBTIQ experience. Each affirms that positivity, love, and acceptance is as urgent now as it ever was.
Medulla Oblongata is a powerful and sassy drag queen, and the alter ego of Maldivian student Abraham Naim; The world is round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part I Refuge is the powerful story of a man forced to flee Nigeria to save himself, and his love. Transgender Dad, Fernando Machado, became an international news sensation when he announced he was pregnant with his trans girlfriend Diane Rodriguez in Ecuador (Sununú: The Revolution of Love); Phyllis and Francesca 48 Years On reflects on the impact of coming out on This Day Tonight in 1970; while Bachelor, 38 is an enduring love story of one man’s time in London during the early 1960s as a young homosexual; Otherland follows Elvin Elejandro Martinez, a vogue dancer set to perform at a Voodoo Carnival Ball.