A Los Angeles Act-Up organiser is remembered for her fierce resistance to both transphobia and the AIDS virus.

AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman

This astonishingly rich documentary explores the campaign by key US activists to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of mental illness.


The life and loves of celebrated filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder are laid bare in this engrossing, unconventional biopic.

Enfant Terrible

Luchina Fisher’s endearing documentary portrait shows how fighter, organiser and survivor Gloria Allen has become a local hero to younger Chicagoan trans women.

Mama Gloria

Based on a true story, Eugen Jebeleanu’s probing Bucharest-set drama weighs up the professional demands on a closeted police officer when his work clashes with his personal life.

Poppy Field (Câmp de maci)

When a cache of letters written by 1950s New York drag queens was discovered in 2014, filmmakers Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera tracked down the authors to hear their story.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

A brilliant and refreshing story of UK post-punk dyke culture, told by those who lived it.

Rebel Dykes

A lyrical and romantic biopic of the beloved creator of the Moomins featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti.


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