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We, at Hollywood Insider and with our values/mission statement, empower the LGBTQ community and celebrate Pride Month in every way possible, this TRIBUTE FEATURE  is in celebration of pride, LGBTQ rights and LGBTQ films. Cinema is powerful. Cinema is magic. And when cinema is done right, it has the ability to change the world for the better and that is exactly what LGBTQ films have done for people all over the world. How many of us grew up waiting for the next new movie poster to be displayed on our local theatre window, igniting all sorts of wonder of what that new movie would be like? Many of us found our escape in the movies. Somehow for the duration of that movie, we would transport far away from our problems as possible. Movies have that aspirational quality about it. For a gay/lesbian/queer LGBTQ individual, cinema and specifically LGBTQ films happened to be one of the very few aspects of society that actually understood them. Watching a gay/lesbian person in the movies, allowed individuals all over the world feel seen – they knew they weren’t alone. Watching a gay love story, romance and passionate couple in the movies made LGBTQ people realize that they can have their own significant other too and have their own love story someday and that love is love. That is the power of cinema. It magically allows us to be seen and heard while we do nothing but sit silently and watch it. It makes us feel and realize that WE in our variety are magic. The history of LGBTQ films show how long love is love has been dazzling audiences with pride.

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The scenes in this TRIBUTE FEATURE are from the many significant LGBTQ films from 1918 to Now. These films played a huge part in making the world see that gay couples, lesbian couples, LGBTQ couples are all about love and that love is love. And for that alone we appreciate CINEMA. Hope you enjoy this TRIBUTE FEATURE that has transformed the world for the better. We hope filmmakers all over the world continue focusing on the authenticity of LGBTQ individuals and demolish all caricatures and stereotypes. LGBTQ come in an abundance of diversity – let us respect that for the sake of humanity. Hollywood Insider has respect for all the significant LGBTQ films of the previous years and we look forward to all the new ones that will prove the power of love to us all.

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The LGBTQ films included in the TRIBUTE FEATURE are:

  1. I Don’t Want to Be a Man (Ich möchte kein Mann sein), directed by Ernst Lubitch – 1918
  2. Different from the Others, directed by Richard Oswald – 1919
  3. Michael, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer – 1924
  4. Sex in Chains, directed by Willian Deterle – 1928
  5. Mädchen in Uniform, directed by Leontine Sagan – 1931
  6. The Boys in the Band, directed by William Friedkin – 1970
  7. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse – 1972
  8. The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg – 1985
  9. Maurice, directed by James Ivory – 1987
  10. My Own Private Idaho, directed by Gus Van Sant – 1991 
  11. Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme – 1993
  12. The Sum of Us, directed by Geoff Burton and Kevin Dowling – 1994
  13. The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols – 1996
  14. Bound, directed by The Wachowskis – 1996
  15. Show Me Love, directed by Lukas Moodysson – 1998
  16. Better than Chocolate, directed by  Anne Wheeler – 1999
  17. Get Real, directed by Simon Shore – 1999 
  18. Boys Don’t Cry, directed by Kimberly Peirce – 1999
  19. But I’m a Cheerleader, directed by Jamie Babbit – 1999
  20. Before Night Falls, directed by Julian Schnabel – 2000
  21. Just a Question of Love, directed by Christian Faure – 2000
  22. Come Undone, directed by Sébastien Lifshitz – 2000
  23. Lost and Delirious, directed by Léa Pool – 2001
  24. All Over the Guy, directed by Julie Davis – 2001
  25. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell – 2001
  26. Yossi & Jagger, directed by Eytan Fox – 2002
  27. Latter Days, directed by C. Jay Cox – 2003
  28. Bad Education, directed by Pedro Almodóvar – 2004
  29. D.E.B.S., directed by Angela Robinson – 2004
  30. A Love to Hide, directed by Christian Faure – 2005
  31. Rent, directed by Chris Columbus – 2005
  32. Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee – 2005
  33. Imagine Me & You, directed by Ol Parker – 2006
  34. Shelter, directed by Jonah Markowitz – 2007
  35. To Faro, directed by Nana Neul – 2008
  36. Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant – 2008
  37. From Beginning to End, directed by Aluizio Abranches – 2009
  38. A Single Man, directed by Tom Ford – 2009
  39. Loose Cannons, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek – 2010
  40. The Kids Are All Right, directed by Lisa Cholodenko – 2010
  41. Christopher and His Kind, directed by Geoffrey Sax – 2011
  42. Tomboy, directed by Céline Sciamma – 2011
  43. Weekend, directed by Andrew Haigh – 2011
  44. J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood – 2011
  45. Beyond the Walls, directed by David Lambert – 2012
  46. Blue is the Warmest Colour, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche- 2013
  47. The Way He Looks, directed by Daniel Ribeiro – 2014
  48. The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy – 2014
  49. Love is Strange, directed by Ira Sachs- 2014
  50. Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus – 2014
  51. Holding the Man, directed by  Neil Armfield- 2015
  52. Freeheld, directed by Peter Sollett – 2015
  53. Carol, directed by Todd Haynes – 2015
  54. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins – 2016
  55. The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook – 2016
  56. BPM, directed by Robin Campillo – 2017
  57. God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee – 2017
  58. Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino – 2017
  59. Disobedience, directed by Sebastián Lelio – 2017
  60. Love, Simon, directed by Greg Berlanti- 2018
  61. The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos – 2018
  62. Elisa & Marcela, directed by Isabel Coixet – 2019
  63. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma – 2019

​By Hollywood Insider Staff Writer

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