LGBT History MonthFull Calendar
1st February 2020
“I’m just me... It's like coming up for air."
As Jaz and Charlie make a final attempt to keep their relationship alive, one of them comes out as non-binary (meaning they don’t identify as male or female), sparking a conversation that will change them both forever.
A film by Adam Tyler.
Advice for young people who are thinking about gender identity can be found at the following sites:
James has been outed at school before he could come out on his own terms, and he's afraid of what his parents will say when they discover he's got a boyfriend. With everything getting too much for him, James visits his youthworker to talk it all out, one-to-one.
Nominated for the Teen Award at the Children's BAFTAs 2019.
Katie is a nurse on a children's ward and a practising Christian in the Roman Catholic Church. She is also gay. She talks honestly and movingly about how she struggled to reconcile her faith with her feelings, and about the welcome she eventually found in the church community.
A film by Adam Tyler.
An Untold Story
Robyn is a young filmmaker from a small town in Scotland. She is used to telling other people's stories, but has never put her own on camera. So in this film, she describes how she came to realise that she was gay, the initial shame she felt (and was made to feel) before proudly accepting herself for who she is.
The Trouble With Being Gay
A young Pakistani Muslim talks about the consequences of coming out at an early age. Always conscious of his differences, he describes being a victim of bullying at school. Admitting he was gay estranged him from his family and his community. He regrets having come out so soon.
Nature Vs Nurture
A psychologist discusses whether homosexuality is something you're born with or something that it is socially conditioned. He covers the idea of a "gay gene" and the history of homosexuality. The film also features interviews with members of the public regarding their views on the topic.
Gay & Married
Keeping up appearances: a South Asian Muslim talks about the trauma of realising he was gay in a community that rejected homosexuality. Coerced into marriage, he went on to have a child but the relationship eventually broke down. He now helps other young men come to terms with their sexuality and their faith.
My Two Mums
The daughter of a lesbian couple talks about what it's like growing up with two mothers. She says that having an LGBT family teaches you to be more open-minded. Although she is engaged to a man, she says she's open to the possibility that she could one day fall in love with a woman.
Coming Out Young: Finding My Way
The story of a young girl's realisation that she was a lesbian, and the way she broke the news to her family. She believes young people shouldn't be afraid to come out, and discusses the differences between older and younger generations' attitudes to homosexuality.