15 Movies To Stream During Pride Month To Celebrate The LGBTQ+ Community

As a queer person, June, aka Pride Month, is a big month for me to let loose and celebrate my own coming out story while also rejoicing in my truth. I know this is the case for many others in the LGBTQ+ community, as we continue to fight for our rights in a cis hetero-dominated society and welcome other humans who embrace life beyond the binary. You're probably as pumped as I am about Pride month, and chances are you're looking for any and everything you can do to celebrate. Don't waste your leisure time between parades, rallies, and parties — instead, tune into these movies to stream during Pride month, all of which honor the LGBTQ+ community.

If you're an ally, weep not. To be sure, these movies aren't made for you (because let's be real, everything else already is) but they are still absolutely worth you watching, so you can become more aware of how to respect and communicate with your queer peers. Here are the basics for Pride month: mind your pronouns, celebrate queer rights with an intersectional mindset, and think beyond the binary. So, without further ado, here are the films that cover all of the above and more that you can stream this month.

1'Oriented'

CONCH Studios on YouTube

Three Palestinian men struggle with taking ownership of their sexual preferences. The film shows how sexuality, gender identity, culture, and religion intersect.

2'Yves Saint Laurent'

Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films on YouTube

If fashion's your forte, this film is right up your alley. The film shows how two gay men built a fashion empire.

3'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

Transmission Films on YouTube

A young girl grappling with her sexual identity decides to embark on a journey to find greater fulfillment.

4'Paris Is Burning'

LionsgateVOD on YouTube

A delectable staple about 1980s Harlem Drag Balls and the origination of "throwing shade."

5'Pariah'

TrailersApplecom on YouTube

A young woman who's desperate to live her truth struggles with her mother's acceptance to be a black queer woman.

6'Tangerine'

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

A sex worker gets out of prison and seeks revenge on her pimp/boyfriend.

7'My Transgender Kid'

Channel 4 on YouTube

A documentary about children, their gender identity, acceptance, and bullying.

8'Outrage'

Movieclips Trailer Vault on YouTube

Conservative politicians who spout anti-gay rhetoric reveal the lives they live behind closed doors.

9'KUMU HINA'

Kumu Hina - A Place in the Middle on YouTube

A Hawaiian transgender teacher embodies mahu, a spirit that's both female and male.  

10'Queens & Cowboys'

Matt Livadary on YouTube

Gay men have been competing in the rodeo for decades, but fighting for their basic rights is harder than some of them imagined.

11'4th Man Out'

Gravitas Ventures on YouTube

Three masculine bros deal with their own problematic mindsets when their friend comes out.

12'Blush'

TLA Releasing on YouTube

Prepare for a movie in which teen angst meets sexual exploration.

13'Esteros'

Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films on YouTube

Two kids revisit their special affection for one another as adults.

14'Laerte-se'

Netflix Brasil on YouTube

A transgender cartoonist uses her talent for self expression and activism.

15'Margarita, With A Straw'

Wide on YouTube

A young woman with cerebral palsy leaves India to embark on her own journey in New York and comes to terms with her own preferences.

All of these films celebrate queer identity, on a spectrum, making for a quality viewing for all.