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Meet Abi – they’re a bit different, in many amazing ways! Abi’s autism can make life challenging sometimes, but it’s also given them some gifts. Smart, curious and open to other cultures, Abi has been on a mission to find the right faith for them and Hinduism speaks to their soul. In the film Abi describes their day to day life, their autism, their love of languages, identifying as non-binary and why Hinduism works for them – excitingly, Abi gets to experience their first public Diwali.

Produced, directed, edited and animated by Tommy Chavannes – https://tommychavannes.com/

Autism, Hinduism & Me

Video length - 05.59
Published date - Sep 2022
Keystage(s) - 2, 3 and 4

Just Me – “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 a boy or a girl), sparking a conversation that will change them both forever.

A film by Adam Tyler.

Starring Ffion Evans and Sam Buchanan.

Shortlisted for Best British Short at the Iris Prize Festival 2020 which celebrates the very best in current LGBT+ short and feature filmmaking.

Advice for young people who are thinking about gender identity can be found at the following sites:

Childline

Brook

Mermaids

Gendered Intelligence

Just Me

Video length - 13.15
Published date - Feb 2020
Keystage(s) - 4 and 5

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.

An Untold Story

Video length - 08.50
Published date - Jan 2019
Keystage(s) - 4

One-to-One – 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.

A short coming-of-age drama by Toby Lloyd and Conor Deedigan.

Nominated for the Teen Award at the Children’s BAFTAs 2019.

One-to-One

Video length - 13.25
Published date - Sep 2018
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

Out of Love – In ‘Out of Love’ Kezi and Jess talk honestly about the struggles they faced coming to terms with being both Christian and gay, when it seems to them that the Church has blown the issue of sexuality out of all proportion.

Out of Love

Video length - 04.15
Published date - Jan 2016
Keystage(s) - 4

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.

Winner of the Digital Video category at the Jerusalem Awards 2016 and nominated in the Learning – Secondary category of the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016

Katie

Video length - 8.37
Published date - Sep 2015
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4
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What Is Gay?

A short film dispelling any myths about the gay community by Out and About, a project of Youth Action. Made as part of the BoldVoices programme in partnership with BoldFace Productions and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.

What Is Gay?

Video length - 03.51
Published date - Mar 2011
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

Disability Doesn’t Describe Me

In this incredibly inspiring film, Jai, a young homosexual Asian man with cerebral palsy, demonstrates how it is possible to make the most of any life you are given, no matter how many challenges face you.

Disability Doesn’t Describe Me

Video length - 04.13
Published date - Sep 2009
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer was born a boy and knew from a young age that she was in the wrong body. She explains how her childhood was influenced by her gender-confusion and how she feels now she has begun surgery.

Jennifer’s Story

Video length - 03.21
Published date - Jul 2009
Keystage(s) - 4

My Two Mums

The daughter of a lesbian couple talks about what it’s like growing up with two mothers.

My Two Mums

Video length - 03.28
Published date - Jun 2008
Keystage(s) - 4