Forbidden Love: FREE for a limited time—plus an LGBTQ films playlist
From November 20th to 30th, Montreal hosts the annual Image+Nation LGBTQ film festival. To celebrate, we’ve got a full playlist of LGBTQ films from the NFB collection, including a free online stream of Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives for a limited time only.
Produced by the NFB’s acclaimed Studio D, which specialized in films for, by, and about women, Forbidden Love features the alternately inspiring, charming, and thought-provoking stories of women who sought same-sex relationships at a time when such a thing was denounced. Funny and heartbreaking, the film offers a valuable portrait of the history of an embattled community.
LGBTQ playlist: the triumphs, struggles, and stories of the queer community
The rest of our LGBTQ playlist is full of some equally compelling films. Particularly fascinating is Cure for Love, a documentary about the controversial evangelical ex-gay movement that purports to be able to “cure” homosexuality.
“You come out of ex-gay therapy worse than you went into it. And there’s no place to go,” says Mel White, founder of SoulForce, a support and advocacy group for survivors of the controversial ex-gay movement. The organization also aims to “change the hearts and minds of religious leaders who engage in anti-homosexual campaigns.” The survivors of this type of therapy, who often call themselves “ex-ex-gays” come together to create a supportive community in which Christianity and homosexuality can co-exist.