Blog / March 16, 2021

Changemakers’ LGBTQ+ Resource list

Author: Pitch

During LGBT+ History Month, the Changemakers at Pitch spent some time collating a list of materials that we feel to be both educational and entertaining on the topics that matter, and also relevant to people in the creative industry. Enjoy!

PODCASTS

  • PRmoment Podcast – the episode ‘being gay in the creative industry: two personal experiences’
  • BBC LGBT Sport Podcast – a BBC Sport podcast looking at LGBTQ+ issues in sport
  • Busy Being Black – hosted by Josh Rivers, BBB explores ‘how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives”
  • A Gay and a Non Gay –  a podcast that challenges many of our differences head on in a conversation between two friends
  • Making Gay History –  a LGBT history podcast featuring trailblazers, activists and allies.
  • #QueerAF – a podcast featuring a different young person’s voice every episode to tell their most #Queer AF story.
  • Food 4 Thot – a multi-racial mix of queers writers talk relationships, race, identity, what and who & what they like to read.
  • I’m Grand, Mam – two hilarious lads originally from Cork talking about the life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today – topics vary from dating, work, mental health and their ‘mams’. They’ve even had Paul Mescal on for an episode..

DOCUMENTARIES/TV SHOWS:

  • Disclosure – a documentary looking at the representation of trans people in TV and film over the last 100 years (Netflix)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – documentary exploring the life of Marsha P. Johnson who was a historic figure in the LGBTQ+ community (Netflix)
  • Boy Erased – starring Nicole Kidman & Russel Crowe, it tells the story of a young man who is sent to conversion therapy by his Christian parents. (Netflix)
  • It’s A Sin – Russel T Davies’ heartbreaking drama of a group of gay men and their friends in London battling the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s.  (Channel 4)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – reality competition series to find the world’s next drag superstar (US series on Netflix, UK series on BBC 3)
  •  Queer Eye –  Team of gay professionals (the “Fab 5”) giving lifestyle and fashion makeovers to guests. (Netflix)

BOOKS

  • Queer Intentions (Amelia Abraham) – asking the questions many of us are not willing to delve into, Amelia Abraham looks at the broader question of what it means to be queer right now.
  • Patsy (Nicole Dennis-Benn) – a novel exploring the story of a woman and her two daughters fighting for survival in their drought-stricken Jamaican town – a powerful look at issues like poverty, colorism & homophobia.
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People & the Aids Epidemic (Randy Shilts) – a modern classic – Shilts’ exposé revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80s while most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches  (Audre Sister) – a collection of essays and speeches drawn from experience of the black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Sister.

SPORT

BBC Sport have a dedicated LGBT+ History Month page with long reads, videos & podcast episodes  

CHARITIES

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