Here’s another update of the documentaries that are worth to watch. In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we compiled a variety of stories that revolve around the lives and stories LGBT+ activists, thought leaders, and cultural revolutionaries.
- Kiki: In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practise the performance-based art form Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.”
- Stonewall Uprising: In June 1969, a police raid on New York’s Stonewall Inn sparks a three-day riot that leads to the gay-rights movement.
- ‘MLK/FBI’: Though Martin Luther King Jr. is widely praised today as a morally righteous, peace-preaching leader of the civil rights movement, complete with his own federal holiday, his actions were initially met with much more blowback from the government.
- Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It: The doc will examine Moreno’s illustrious life, from her early years in Puerto Rico to her rise to stardom.
- My Name Is Pauli Murray: one more documentary highlighting a long-overlooked subject, this project from the directors of RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen, will bring the hugely impactful life and work of Pauli Murray into the spotlight.
- A Secret Love: A former baseball player keeps her lesbian relationship a secret from her family for seven decades.