A little bit fictionalized history, a little bit documentary, some serious coming-of-age business, and a lot of light-heartedness, this blog post contains positive portrayals of the LGBTQIA community in film.

The Danish Girl

https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/Record/.b1472070x?searchId=135593&recordIndex=3&page=1

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Do I Sound Gay?

https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/Record/.b14606628?searchId=135678&recordIndex=4&page=1

After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay”. Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.

Glee

https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/Record/.b13487929?searchId=135637&recordIndex=1&page=1

Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High’s Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley’s cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will becomes determined to prove them all wrong.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/Record/.b14191350?searchId=135594&recordIndex=1&page=1

Freshman Charlie is a loner until he falls under the spell of the free-spirited Sam and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick, in this adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling novel.

Ugly Betty

https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/Record/.b13230700?searchId=135640&recordIndex=1&page=1

An unattractive, young Hispanic woman pursues her dream in Manhattan’s publishing world working at a high fashion magazine.

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