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Pride-out-of-the-Box: LGBTQ Movie and Book List

Movies/TV Shows


United States

  • Boy Erased
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Moonlight
  • Paris is Burning
  • Pariah
  • Tangerine
  • Spa Night

Brazil

  • Amazon Prime Series: Rua Augusta
  • Bixa Travesty
  • Do Começo ao Fim
  • Flores Raras
  • Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
  • Laerte-se
  • HBO Series: Todxs Nos
  • Praia do Futuro

Chile

  • Una Mujer Fantástica

Mainland China

  • All in My Family (American Chinese)
  • The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters [Chinese title: 植物学家的女儿]

Colombia

  • Mariposas Verdes

France

  • Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Hong Kong

  • Butterfly [Chinese title: 蝴蝶]
  • Happy Together [Chinese title: 春光乍洩]

India

  • Aligarh
  • Dear Dad
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
  • Evening shadows
  • Margarita with a straw
  • My Brother…Nikhil
  • Kapoor and Sons
  • Sisak

Kenya

  • Rafiki

Mexico

  • Cuatro Lunas
  • La Otra Familia
  • Netflix Series: La Casa de Las Flores

Spain

  • Mala Educación
  • Todo Sobre Mi Madre

Taiwan

  • Dear Ex
  • Small Talk [Chinese title: 日常對話]

Thailand

  • Netflix Series: Love Stories

Books


United States

  • “Close To The Knives” by David Wojnarowicz
  • “Dirty River” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • “Over the Top” by Jonathan Van Ness
  • “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong
  • “Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story” by Jacob Tobia
  • “Times Square Red, Times Square Blue” by Samuel R. Delaney
  • “Zami” by Audre Lorde

Argentina

  • “El Beso de la Mujer Araña” by Manuel Puig (Argentina)

Brazil

  • “História do Movimento LGBT no Brasil” by Various authors
  • “Ditadura e Homossexualidades” by Renan Quinalha
  • “Devassos do Paraíso” by João Silvério Trevisan
  • “Se eu fosse Puta” by Amara Moira

Cuba

  • “Hasta que Anochezca” by Reinaldo Arenas

Hong-Kong

  • “Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East” by Benjamin Law

India

  • “Shikhandi: And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You” by Devdutt Pattnaik
  • “Queering India” by Ruth Vanita
  • “Lotus of Another Color” by Rakesh Ratti

Mexico

  • “La Vida Inicia Desde El Sur” by David Romeo Avila

Puerto Rico

  • “Mundo Cruel” by Luis Negrón

Spain

  • “Beatriz y los Cuerpos Celestes” by Lucia Etxebarria

Venezuela

  • “Villa Diamante” by Boris Izaguirre

To suggest additional recommendations for this list, contact hello@outandequal.org.

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