Filmmaker Astrid Ovalles found that coming out as openly kinky was harder in many ways than coming out as lesbian. This is her story of navigating multiple coming outs and using her art to help normalize some taboos.
Raymond Braun was bullied as a kid and ashamed of his sexuality. Over time, he came into his own, and he now uses media as a platform to help LGBTQ people feel more empowered and less alone.
David Millbern, a gay actor and producer, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Advocate. So he created a documentary to chronicle the past 50 years of LGBTQ history and celebrate The Advocate’s role in it.
Once she came out as gay, Liz Baxter learned there are pros and cons to being a femme lesbian. People don’t assume you’re gay, but they also don’t always believe you. This is her story of learning to navigate the world as a lesbian and working to be visible.
Rolla Selbak’s family fled war in the Middle East and immigrated to America when she was a teenager. When she later came out as queer, she was kicked out of her home. Now a filmmaker, her latest film focuses on the intersectionality of being a queer Muslim immigrant.
Ji faced discrimination on all fronts as an immigrant growing up in a homophobic Colorado. She now uses writing and filmmaking to transform her experiences into stories of hope for bullied LGBTQ youth.