Every year in June the world celebrates Pride month dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community and their right to live a dignified life. Pride is about people coming together, to show and celebrate how far gay rights have come and how much is still left to achieve.
Pride month is about equality, teaching acceptance, education in pride history and above all love. During this month, we educate others and ourselves about how damaging homophobia is and why we need to get rid of it. It’s about being proud of who you are no matter who you love.
There are usually colorful parades, concerts and marches across the world. However since that Covid-19 pandemic is still hovering around , many are celebrating it online.
Since, Pride month is coming to an end. Amidst this pandemic, if you were not able to celebrate, watch these LGBTQIA+ movies and enjoy these stunning stories.
Over the years, many films have portrayed many LGBTQ stories on the silver screen. Even though most of these films star cis men and women as leads, they have touched hearts across the globe and brought the stories from the community on the big screen. So as the month is coming to an end, here are some movies that will help you celebrate this last Pride week of the year.
Moonlight is one of the most celebrated love stories in recent times. This film is not only coming-of-age drama but also focuses on black families and their own set of difficulties. The film’s success is also prominent from the fact that it grabbed three Oscars that year and was nominated in eight categories.
Just like Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name is another coming-of-age drama film that is a must-watch this pride month. The film is an adaptation of Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name. This heartbreaking story won hearts across the globe and fans are even waiting for a confirmation regarding its sequel.
The Half Of It is a must-watch coming-of-age comedy-drama that deals with high school kids coming to terms with their sexuality while also trying to overcome their other obstacles. This comedy-drama will not only make you rethink about love but also life in general. The Half Of It was released on Netflix on May 1, 2020, and since then has received positive responses.
Boy Erased is a film that is based on the life of Garrard Conley and his memoir of the same name. The film gives people a chance to understand how conversion therapy programs harm people from the LGBTQ community and create a stigma about them in society. The film not only received critical acclaim but was also loved by the audience.
Margarita With A Straw is another must-watch film this pride month. The film revolves around an Indian teenager named Laila Kapoor who has cerebral palsy and soon relocates to New York for further education. As the film progresses, it shows Laila coming to terms with her sexuality and trying to live a normal life with cerebral palsy.
I hope that you guys will explore the world of Pride art be it movies or books or any other form of art and dive into a different world ad keep o exploring. I’ve loved exploring this new genre and will keep you guys updated as and when I come across new stuff. Do let me know your views on this topic in the comments below.