Pride Collection on Kanopy


The Kanopy movie streaming database is celebrating Pride Month throughout the month of June.  There are several movies and documentaries on the database that highlight the history and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.  If the banner at the top of this blog post is not visible, you can scroll down the homepage to Celebrate Pride Month  A search for LGBTQ will provide you with all the subject headings / genres under which films are listed. The following are a sample of the films being highlighted for Pride Month and the descriptions are from the database. 



Supernova (2020)

Devoted partners Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) are traveling across England, visiting people and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, secret plans thoroughly test their love like never before.


The World to Come

The World to Come (2020)

Abigail is a grieving wife whose life changes with the arrival of a new neighbor, Tallie. As the two women fall in love against the backdrop of the 19th century northeast, their connection intensifies inciting jealousy from their husbands.


Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose (2016)

In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay, 1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself.

Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors to the world on behalf of the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

The Revival: Women and the Word

The Revival: Women and the Word (2016)

This documentary chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians.

As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood – one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.