LGBT people live vastly different lives, and documentaries provide a window into how our Family is living around the world, or lived through different periods of history. These 22 documentaries currently streaming on Netflix cover a range of subjects, from gay and lesbian parenting, to transgender athletes who are breaking barriers.
This 2015 Australian documentary observes the lives of four children raised by gay or lesbian parents over three and a half years. Maya Newell, the director, was raised by lesbian mothers and was inspired to make the film since she felt no one was talking to children about their experiences during the same-sex marriage debate in the Australian media.
This 2015 documentary focuses on American actor, singer, and author Tab Hunter—a heartthrob of Hollywood’s golden era who came out later in life. Archival footage cut with interviews with Hunter, Portia de Rossi, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, and others paint a portrait of the star.
This 2014 Puerto Rican documentary directed by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles follows the lives of several transgender people in Puerto Rico. A range of trans identities and experiences are represented. See what Kat Blaque had to say about the film in her Netflix and Chill series.
This 2014 documentary by Scott Stern and Michael Lucas covers LGBT rights in Russia. Highlights include interviews with out journalist and activist Masha Gessen, Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, and journalist who came out on live national television, Anton Krasovsky.