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Oct 5
LGBTQ* Terms You Should Know
"Buggery"
Definition: BUGGERY  is the criminal act of penetration between two men or a man and an animal. It was adopted into English law by Henry VIII in 1533 (as the Buggery Law).
Punishable by death, the penalty for committing an act of buggery was reduced to ten years to life in prison in 1861.
"Buggery" is derived from the French word "bougres," meaning "heretical."
Sodomy Laws in the United States were adopted from the Buggery Law.

LGBTQ* Terms You Should Know

"Buggery"

Definition: BUGGERY  is the criminal act of penetration between two men or a man and an animal. It was adopted into English law by Henry VIII in 1533 (as the Buggery Law).

Punishable by death, the penalty for committing an act of buggery was reduced to ten years to life in prison in 1861.

"Buggery" is derived from the French word "bougres," meaning "heretical."

Sodomy Laws in the United States were adopted from the Buggery Law.

Oct 5
LGBTQ* People You Should Know — Love Letters You Never Saw
(and a castle you should recognize)
Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm II (pictured above) to Richard Wagner (Composer)
My one Friend, my ardently beloved!           This afternoon, at 3.30, I returned from a glorious tour in Switzerland! How this land delighted me! – There I found your dear letter; deepest warmest thanks for the same. With new and burning enthusiasm has it filled me; I see that the beloved marches boldly and confidently forward, towards our great and eternal goal.           All hindrances I will victoriously overcome like a hero. I am entirely at thy disposal; let me now dutifully prove it. – Yes, we must meet and speak together. I will banish all evil clouds; Love has strength for all. You are the star that shines upon my life, and the sight of you ever wonderfully strengthens me. – Ardently I long for you, O my presiding Saint, to whom I pray! I should be immensely pleased to see my friend here in about a week; oh, we have plenty to say! If only I could quite banish from me the curse of which you speak, and send it back to the deeps of night from whence it sprang! – How I love, how I love you, my one, my highest good! …           My enthusiasm and love for you are boundless. Once more I swear you faith till death!           Ever, ever your devoted                     Ludwig
Note: Ludwig II was the King of Bavaria from 1864-1886.  Many historians argue that Ludwig was gay but Ludwig fought such urges following a Roman Catholic upbringing. There are speculations of Ludwig’s involvement with military men and important men of the theatre, including a friendship of question with Josef Kainz. Adding to the rumors, Ludwig’s engagement (to Duchess Sophie of Bavaria) never finished in a marriage. Ludwig called it off, stating that no love or reason is enough to marry.
As a young man Ludwig discovered the works of Wagner and became one of the composer’s biggest fans.Wagner never returned the attraction. His letters were less of admiration and more of political strategy. During the time in Ludwig’s court, rumor circulated that Wagner may be homosexual. It has been argued Wagner was a womanizer and was using the young king for his money and advancements. After Ludwig’s court kicked Wagner out of the King’s castle(s) and royal engagements, Ludwig continued to think of and write to the composer. Wagner had such an impression on Ludwig that many of his castles where designed in dedication to Wagner or themes within Wagner’s work, including Neuschwanstein.


Recognize it? Maybe you will recognize its famous illustrated/trademark form:

 For more information:
King, Greg. The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria. (1996)
McIntosh, Christopher. The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria. (1982) 
Wrba, Ernst (photos) & Kühler, Michael (text). The Castles of King Ludwig II. (Verlagshaus Würzburg, 2008)
Till, Wolfgang: Ludwig II King of Bavaria: Myth and Truth (2010)

LGBTQ* People You Should Know — Love Letters You Never Saw

(and a castle you should recognize)

Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm II (pictured above) to Richard Wagner (Composer)

My one Friend, my ardently beloved! 
          This afternoon, at 3.30, I returned from a glorious tour in Switzerland! How this land delighted me! – There I found your dear letter; deepest warmest thanks for the same. With new and burning enthusiasm has it filled me; I see that the beloved marches boldly and confidently forward, towards our great and eternal goal. 
          All hindrances I will victoriously overcome like a hero. I am entirely at thy disposal; let me now dutifully prove it. – Yes, we must meet and speak together. I will banish all evil clouds; Love has strength for all. You are the star that shines upon my life, and the sight of you ever wonderfully strengthens me. – Ardently I long for you, O my presiding Saint, to whom I pray! I should be immensely pleased to see my friend here in about a week; oh, we have plenty to say! If only I could quite banish from me the curse of which you speak, and send it back to the deeps of night from whence it sprang! – How I love, how I love you, my one, my highest good! … 
          My enthusiasm and love for you are boundless. Once more I swear you faith till death! 
          Ever, ever your devoted 
                    Ludwig

Note: Ludwig II was the King of Bavaria from 1864-1886.  Many historians argue that Ludwig was gay but Ludwig fought such urges following a Roman Catholic upbringing. There are speculations of Ludwig’s involvement with military men and important men of the theatre, including a friendship of question with Josef Kainz. Adding to the rumors, Ludwig’s engagement (to Duchess Sophie of Bavaria) never finished in a marriage. Ludwig called it off, stating that no love or reason is enough to marry.

As a young man Ludwig discovered the works of Wagner and became one of the composer’s biggest fans.Wagner never returned the attraction. His letters were less of admiration and more of political strategy. During the time in Ludwig’s court, rumor circulated that Wagner may be homosexual. It has been argued Wagner was a womanizer and was using the young king for his money and advancements. After Ludwig’s court kicked Wagner out of the King’s castle(s) and royal engagements, Ludwig continued to think of and write to the composer. Wagner had such an impression on Ludwig that many of his castles where designed in dedication to Wagner or themes within Wagner’s work, including Neuschwanstein.

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Recognize it? Maybe you will recognize its famous illustrated/trademark form:

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 For more information:

King, Greg. The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria. (1996)

McIntosh, Christopher. The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria. (1982) 

Wrba, Ernst (photos) & Kühler, Michael (text). The Castles of King Ludwig II. (Verlagshaus Würzburg, 2008)

Till, Wolfgang: Ludwig II King of Bavaria: Myth and Truth (2010)

Oct 4

Eve's Mouth
Alix Olson

LGBTQ* Spoken/Written Word Artists You Should Know

Alix Olson ”Eve’s Mouth”

Now, we’ve got Cinderella, she’s chilling at home
quite content with being alone.
She is playing with the mice and singing with the birds and they’re the only ones who ever heard these words.
She said “I’ll get in the damn pumpkin. Do it all right,
weep and lose my slipper, freak out at midnight.
But there’s one thing that the prince might not like,
it’s the Fairygod I’m after.
I’m a dyke.”

Now we’ve got Rapunzel, she’s chilling in the tower, waiting for the handsome prince
she’s sapped of all her power.
Finally, one day, the handsome prince in town
called up to Rapunzel, “Yo girl, let it down!”
But our dear Rapunzel was nowhere to be seen,
yes our dear Rapunzel had learned something keen.
"All that time alone kinda taught me how to cope,
so I shaved my head and I made me a rope!”

Now, Helen of Troy, they say, launched a thousand ships
with the short of her skirt and the shape of her lips.
And when that old bard lay the blame at her face
for the rape of a nation-
Wrong time. Wrong place.
Helen simply whispered, “history’s our test.
Look between the lines, girls, Read beneath the text.”

Oct 4
LGBTQ* Couples in History
Margaret Wise Brown & Blanche Oelrichs
Margaret Wise Brown: Author, Children’s Book Author, Editor
Blanche Oelrichs (aka Michael Strange): Poet, Actress, ex-wife of John Barrymore
About the relationship:
Despite a twenty years difference in age (or the fact that it was the mid-Twentieth Century), Margaret Wise Brown’s and Blanche Oelrichs’ relationship began in 1940. The two worked together early in Brown’s career, with Oelrichs offering advice and insight to the young writer. Over time, the two’s professional standing changed to a romantic relationship. They were together ten years and lived together in Manhattan from 1943-1950. Oelrichs died in 1950.
 
How do you know either of these people?
Many of us grew up on Margaret Wise Brown’s books.
   
Books Written by Margaret Wise Brown (and published) during their relationship:
The Runaway Bunny (Harper & Row, 1942)
Red Light Green Light(Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1944)
They All Saw It, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1944)
Little Fur Family (Harper & Brothers, 1946)
The Little Island (Doubleday, 1946)
Little Lost Lamb (Doubleday, 1945)
Goodnight Moon (Harper & Brothers, 1947)
The Sleepy Little Lion, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1947)
Wait till the Moon is Full (Harper & Brothers, 1948)
The Important Book (Harper & Brothers, 1949)
The Color Kittens (Little Golden Books, 1949)
My World (Harper, 1949)

LGBTQ* Couples in History

Margaret Wise Brown & Blanche Oelrichs

Margaret Wise Brown: Author, Children’s Book Author, Editor

Blanche Oelrichs (aka Michael Strange): Poet, Actress, ex-wife of John Barrymore

About the relationship:

Despite a twenty years difference in age (or the fact that it was the mid-Twentieth Century), Margaret Wise Brown’s and Blanche Oelrichs’ relationship began in 1940. The two worked together early in Brown’s career, with Oelrichs offering advice and insight to the young writer. Over time, the two’s professional standing changed to a romantic relationship. They were together ten years and lived together in Manhattan from 1943-1950. Oelrichs died in 1950.

 

How do you know either of these people?

Many of us grew up on Margaret Wise Brown’s books.

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Books Written by Margaret Wise Brown (and published) during their relationship:

The Runaway Bunny (Harper & Row, 1942)

Red Light Green Light(Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1944)

They All Saw It, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1944)

Little Fur Family (Harper & Brothers, 1946)

The Little Island (Doubleday, 1946)

Little Lost Lamb (Doubleday, 1945)

Goodnight Moon (Harper & Brothers, 1947)

The Sleepy Little Lion, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1947)

Wait till the Moon is Full (Harper & Brothers, 1948)

The Important Book (Harper & Brothers, 1949)

The Color Kittens (Little Golden Books, 1949)

My World (Harper, 1949)

Oct 4
LBGTQ* History Through Photography
Gay Clubs (and Drag Shows) Raided in 1960’s
Anyone caught in drag/expressing a gender other than their birth sex would be arrested, booked and their names publicly printed in the news

LBGTQ* History Through Photography

Gay Clubs (and Drag Shows) Raided in 1960’s

Anyone caught in drag/expressing a gender other than their birth sex would be arrested, booked and their names publicly printed in the news

Oct 4

LBGTQ* Flag History

Transgender Flag

Left Photograph: (most widely recognized) Transgender Flag created by Monica Helms (1999).

*baby blue and pink to represent assigned gender colors; white to represent intersex and gender variant; pattern allows flag to be flown any way and remain the same (versatile to symbolize any path is the correct path)

Right Photograph: (alternative flag) Transgender Flag created by Jennifer Pellinen (2002).

* blue and pink to represent assigned genders; purple, lavender, and lilac to symbolize genders outside of male/female binary

Oct 3

We’re in the same ‘trope’

LGBTQ* Slang/Terms

Androtrope — A gay male. 

GynaeotropeA lesbian. 

Kurt Hiller - Political essayist, Marxist and advocated who survived the concentration camps.

** Both terms:  Kurt Hiller suggested these terms in 1946, because of what he considered negative connotations of the word “homosexual.” Neither term ever really caught on.

 

 

Oct 3
Queer Avoidance, Vocabulary, Euphemisms, and the Language of Lesbians
9 Ways the Early Twentieth-Century Newspaper
Reviewed Broadway Plays & Avoided Saying the “L” Word
"A Twisted Relationship" - New York Times, 1926
"A Warped Infatuation" - New York Times, 1926
"Tormenting Impulses" - World, 1926
"Bondage" - World, 1926
"The Poisonous Serpents Spell of Decadent Women" - Evening News, 1926
"A Cancerous Growth" - Daily News, 1926
"A Monstrous Sexual Perversion" - New York Evening Journal, 1934
"L—N" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
"A Naughty Word" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
16 (Ninetieth/Twentieth Century) Euphemisms for Lesbian Relationships
Smashes
Sentimental Friends
Special Friends
Romantic Friends
Two Hearts in Counsel
Love of Kindred Spirits
Boston Marriages
Urningin
Gynander
Viragint
Invert
Contrasexual
Androgne
Moderne
Roaring Girl
Female Adventurer
Lists From:
Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990

Queer Avoidance, Vocabulary, Euphemisms, and the Language of Lesbians

9 Ways the Early Twentieth-Century Newspaper

Reviewed Broadway Plays & Avoided Saying the “L” Word

  1. "A Twisted Relationship" - New York Times, 1926
  2. "A Warped Infatuation" - New York Times, 1926
  3. "Tormenting Impulses" - World, 1926
  4. "Bondage" - World, 1926
  5. "The Poisonous Serpents Spell of Decadent Women" - Evening News, 1926
  6. "A Cancerous Growth" - Daily News, 1926
  7. "A Monstrous Sexual Perversion" - New York Evening Journal, 1934
  8. "L—N" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
  9. "A Naughty Word" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934

16 (Ninetieth/Twentieth Century) Euphemisms for Lesbian Relationships

  1. Smashes
  2. Sentimental Friends
  3. Special Friends
  4. Romantic Friends
  5. Two Hearts in Counsel
  6. Love of Kindred Spirits
  7. Boston Marriages
  8. Urningin
  9. Gynander
  10. Viragint
  11. Invert
  12. Contrasexual
  13. Androgne
  14. Moderne
  15. Roaring Girl
  16. Female Adventurer

Lists From:

Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990

Oct 3
LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(And Probably Never Heard Of)
— Compton Cafeteria Riots 1966 
"One weekend night in August — the precise date unknown — Compton’s, a twenty-four-hour cafeteria, was buzzing with its usual late-night crowd of drag queens, hustlers, slummers, cruisers, runaway teens, and down-and-out neighborhood regulars. The restaurant’s manager became annoyed by a noisy young crowd of queens at one table who seemed to be spending a lot of time without spending a lot of money, and called in the police to roust them — as it had been  doing with increasing frequency throughout the summer.
A surly police officer …. grabbed the arm of one of the queens and tried to drag her away. She unexpectedly threw her coffee in his face, however, and melee erupted…. The paddy wagons arrived and the street fighting broke out in Compton’s vicinity.”
Text from: Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Berkeley, CA: Seal, 2008. P. 64

LGBTQ* History You Should Know

(And Probably Never Heard Of)

— Compton Cafeteria Riots 1966 

"One weekend night in August — the precise date unknown — Compton’s, a twenty-four-hour cafeteria, was buzzing with its usual late-night crowd of drag queens, hustlers, slummers, cruisers, runaway teens, and down-and-out neighborhood regulars. The restaurant’s manager became annoyed by a noisy young crowd of queens at one table who seemed to be spending a lot of time without spending a lot of money, and called in the police to roust them — as it had been  doing with increasing frequency throughout the summer.

A surly police officer …. grabbed the arm of one of the queens and tried to drag her away. She unexpectedly threw her coffee in his face, however, and melee erupted…. The paddy wagons arrived and the street fighting broke out in Compton’s vicinity.”

Text from: Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Berkeley, CA: Seal, 2008. P. 64

compton cafe

Oct 3
LGBTQ History You Should Know
PLACES —
Everard Turkish Bath House
* 28 West 28th Street in New York City that operated from 1888 to 1985
* Was formerly a church building
* Was originally intended to be a health/fitness spa for the general public — this changed as bathhouses became to safe space for gay men with the growing homophobic/Victorian idealism in the United States
* Bathhouses hit their peak in the 1920’s
   —over 57% of NYC/Manhattan’s Baths were catered towards gay men
* 1915 - Everard was raided (nine arrests) for lewd behavior
* 1920 - Second raid (fifteen arrests) for lewd behavior
* 1930s had a reputation as “classiest, safest, and best known of the baths,” eventually picking up the nickname, Everhard.
* On May 25, 1977 a fire broke out in Everard. Firemen noted contributing factors were the outdated exits, fire detectors, deteriorating conditions of the building and lacking sprinklers. Nine patrons died.
* Later reopened.
* It was officially closed by Ed Koch, New York City Mayor, in 1985
  — during the wide sweep of bathhouses, bars and clubs being shut down to try to handle the AIDS epidemic 
* References:
McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: an Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998. Print.
 Colter, Ephen Glenn. Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism. Boston, MA: South End, 1996.

LGBTQ History You Should Know

PLACES —

Everard Turkish Bath House

* 28 West 28th Street in New York City that operated from 1888 to 1985

* Was formerly a church building

* Was originally intended to be a health/fitness spa for the general public — this changed as bathhouses became to safe space for gay men with the growing homophobic/Victorian idealism in the United States

* Bathhouses hit their peak in the 1920’s

   —over 57% of NYC/Manhattan’s Baths were catered towards gay men

* 1915 - Everard was raided (nine arrests) for lewd behavior

* 1920 - Second raid (fifteen arrests) for lewd behavior

* 1930s had a reputation as “classiest, safest, and best known of the baths,” eventually picking up the nickname, Everhard.

* On May 25, 1977 a fire broke out in Everard. Firemen noted contributing factors were the outdated exits, fire detectors, deteriorating conditions of the building and lacking sprinklers. Nine patrons died.

* Later reopened.

* It was officially closed by Ed Koch, New York City Mayor, in 1985

  — during the wide sweep of bathhouses, bars and clubs being shut down to try to handle the AIDS epidemic 

* References:

McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: an Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998. Print.

 Colter, Ephen Glenn. Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism. Boston, MA: South End, 1996.

Oct 3
LGBTQ People You Should Know
Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965)
* African-American Playwright, Author and Speech Writer
* Most known work A RAISIN IN THE SUN
 (From the play)  
Mama: There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
* Received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award at 29
— One of FIVE women at that time and YOUNGEST playwright to do so
* Was married to Robert Nemiroff (later discovered she dated women during their marriage)
* Open, vocal and supportive of equality for all races and sexes
* Documentation of Hansberry’s support/placement in the roots of LGBT equality has been uncovered since her death
* Wrote into/for THE LADDER (the lesbian magazine started by the Daughters of Bilitis) signing everything with her initials
* Died after fighting pancreatic cancer at age 35
* Sexuality was not revealed until after her death
— Hansberry didn’t hide public support. Her orientation was masked by her marriage and little dialogue about her personal life.
** In 1961, Hansberry wrote to ONE (one of the FIRST gay magazines/newspapers):
I have suspected for a good time that the homosexual in America would ultimately pay a price for the intellectual impoverishment of women. Men continue to misinterpret the second-rate status of women as implying a privileged status for themselves; heterosexual think the same way about homosexuals; gentiles about Jews; whites about blacks; haves about have-nots.

LGBTQ People You Should Know

Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965)

* African-American Playwright, Author and Speech Writer

* Most known work A RAISIN IN THE SUN

 (From the play)  

Mama: There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.

* Received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award at 29

— One of FIVE women at that time and YOUNGEST playwright to do so

* Was married to Robert Nemiroff (later discovered she dated women during their marriage)

* Open, vocal and supportive of equality for all races and sexes

* Documentation of Hansberry’s support/placement in the roots of LGBT equality has been uncovered since her death

* Wrote into/for THE LADDER (the lesbian magazine started by the Daughters of Bilitis) signing everything with her initials

* Died after fighting pancreatic cancer at age 35

* Sexuality was not revealed until after her death

— Hansberry didn’t hide public support. Her orientation was masked by her marriage and little dialogue about her personal life.

** In 1961, Hansberry wrote to ONE (one of the FIRST gay magazines/newspapers):

I have suspected for a good time that the homosexual in America would ultimately pay a price for the intellectual impoverishment of women. Men continue to misinterpret the second-rate status of women as implying a privileged status for themselves; heterosexual think the same way about homosexuals; gentiles about Jews; whites about blacks; haves about have-nots.
Oct 3
LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(and probably never heard of)
JEANNE BONNET
According to historian Allan Berube, “Jeanne Bonnet grew up in San Francisco as a tomboy and in the 1870’s, in her early twenties, was arrested dozens of times for wearing male attire. She visited local brothels as a male customer, and eventually organized French prostitutes in San Francisco into an all-woman gang whose members swore off prostitution, had nothing to do with men and supported themselves by shoplifting. She traveled with a special friend, Blanche Buneau, whom the newspapers described as ‘strangely and powerfully attached’ to Jeanne. Her success at separating prostitutes from their pimps led to her murder in 1876.”
(Text from:
Witt, Lynn, Sherry Thomas, and Eric Marcus. Out in All Directions: the Almanac of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner, 1995.  p175)

LGBTQ* History You Should Know

(and probably never heard of)

JEANNE BONNET

According to historian Allan Berube, “Jeanne Bonnet grew up in San Francisco as a tomboy and in the 1870’s, in her early twenties, was arrested dozens of times for wearing male attire. She visited local brothels as a male customer, and eventually organized French prostitutes in San Francisco into an all-woman gang whose members swore off prostitution, had nothing to do with men and supported themselves by shoplifting. She traveled with a special friend, Blanche Buneau, whom the newspapers described as ‘strangely and powerfully attached’ to Jeanne. Her success at separating prostitutes from their pimps led to her murder in 1876.”

(Text from:

Witt, Lynn, Sherry Thomas, and Eric Marcus. Out in All Directions: the Almanac of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner, 1995.  p175)

Oct 3
LGBTQ* Posters and Propaganda You May Have Missed
1988 National Coming Out Day Poster
* (Left to Right, Top)James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Errol Flynn, Michelangelo, Edna St. Vincent Millay
* (Left to Right, Bottom) Cole Porter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bessie Smith, Walt Witman, Virginia Woolf
 

LGBTQ* Posters and Propaganda You May Have Missed

1988 National Coming Out Day Poster

* (Left to Right, Top)James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Errol Flynn, Michelangelo, Edna St. Vincent Millay

* (Left to Right, Bottom) Cole Porter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bessie Smith, Walt Witman, Virginia Woolf

 

Oct 1
Looking for a way to kick off LGBTQ History Month?

QuizUp now has a LGBTQ Category.

Test your knowledge today. 

Check back with KNOWhomo throughout October for History, Trivia, and LGBTQ* information you might want to KNOW.

Looking for a way to kick off LGBTQ History Month?

QuizUp now has a LGBTQ Category.

Test your knowledge today.

Check back with KNOWhomo throughout October for History, Trivia, and LGBTQ* information you might want to KNOW.

Quintessential Movies from the Trans Film Canon You Should Know

*Please note: All language is taken from press releases/movie information/film write ups. Some language may seem problematic. The films have presented to a mass audience with the descriptions below (coming from covers, sales sites, or verbiage on websites). 
  1. Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink) — story of a young MAAB child and her expression 
  2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Transexual punk rocker Hedwig leads us through her life, Eastern Europe, mega-stardom, and love in this rock opera
  3. Boys Don’t Cry — biopic about Brandon Teena and the final days of his life
  4. Beautiful Boxer — biopic story of Nong Thoom (born  Parinya Kiatbusaba), a famous kathoey, Muay Thai fighter, actress and model. 
  5. Soldier’s Girl — biopic about Barry Winchell, his relationship with Calpernia Addams, and the events of his fellow soldiers
  6. Breakfast on Pluto — follows the life of Patrick “Kitten” Braden in the fictional Irish town of  Tyrellin in the 1940s
  7. Orlando — based on V. Woolf’s novel of the same name, this film follow the forever young Orlando through life (an all it’s incarnations)
  8. Transamerica — follows Bree as she travels cross-country with her son 
  9. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole — Sebastian returns to the US to reunite with his father after his sexual reassignment surgery 
  10.  20 centímetros (20 Centimeters)— Spanish film following a woman as she works towards surgery to fix her “20 centimeters of problems”