List of LGBT Movies and fundamental understanding on LGBT


LGBT is a term used to describe sexual minorities.

Understanding LGBT movies can help solve problems such as prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.

This article introduces basic information about LGBT and also provide descriptions of LGBT movies.

Also described is how to cope with LGBT in the future.

What is LGBT?


LGBT refers to a term that describes the diversity of sexuality today.

LGBT rights are defined as follows.

People around the world face violence and inequality—and sometimes torture, even execution—because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of our selves and should never lead to discrimination or abuse. Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples’ rights, and with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. We document and expose abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide, including torture, killing and executions, arrests under unjust laws, unequal treatment, censorship, medical abuses, discrimination in health and jobs and housing, domestic violence, abuses against children, and denial of family rights and recognition. We advocate for laws and policies that will protect everyone’s dignity. We work for a world where all people can enjoy their rights fully.

Reference : “LGBT Rights – Human Rights Watch”

Recently, with the spread of LGBT awareness, more and people seem to be coming out.

Definition of LGBT

The word “LGBT” is a combination of the first letters of the following four words.

L: Lesbian (homosexual female)
G: Gay (homosexual male)
B: Bisexual (attracted to both sexes)
T: Transgender (mismatch between physical and mental gender)

With the adoption of the UN resolution on LGBT human rights in 2011, international movements for the protection of rights have become more active.

LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues

Although prejudice against LGBT people is decreasing, it is still an international issue that is being discussed.

Specific LGBT issues include the following.

  • Education
  • Work
  • Medical Care

Understanding the problems associated with the above issues can lead to a better understanding of LGBT people.

Let’s take a look at each of the LGBT issues.


There are many cases where people become aware of their own sexual orientation, and a better understanding of LGBT people can help reduce discrimination, bullying, and other human rights violations.

In fact, since many children do not have awareness or knowledge of LGBT, they often discriminate LGBT people.

Not only children, but also adults who frequently have a mistaken perception toward LGBT.



In many cases, coming out as LGBT has resulted in not being promoted in the workplace.

In general, any act of discrimination in the workplace is against basic human rights. One of the social problems is that many companies have prejudices against LGBT people.

In the United Kingdom, the Employment Equality Regulations were enacted in 2003, and harassment on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation in any field is prohibited.

In the future, it is important for not only companies but employees to deepen their understanding of how to address the work of LGBT people.

Medical Care

There are a lot of problems also with medical care of LGBT people.

Examples include excluding same-sex partners when receiving descriptions about treatment, and whether to be placed in a male or female room when hospitalized.

The reality is that there are not enough measures in place for LGBT people in the medical field.

LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues

There are people and organizations working to eliminate human rights violations and discrimination against LGBT people, but they face the challenge of not having enough human resources and funding to continue their work.

Protection of LGBT human rights includes the following legal obligations.

Non-discrimination cuts across all international human rights law. This principle is present in all major human rights treaties. It also provides the central theme of 2 core instruments: the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Reference : “What are human right? -OHCHR”

In this age of diversity, it is essential to deepen the understanding of LGBT people in order to protect the human rights of sexual minorities.
Governments, private companies, and other organizations are required to take LGBT people into account in their initiatives and activities.

Five LGBT Movies

Five LGBT Movies

LGBT movies can be a great way to gain a better understanding of LGBT people.

Specific recommendations for LGBT films include the following.

  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Carlo (2015)
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
  • Tangerine(2015)
  • Call Me Your Name (2017)

The following is a description of each LGBT film.

Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight is the only LGBT film to have won an Academy Award.

The story is about boy who is raised by a drug-addicted single mother. As a young boy, he is bullied at school and grows up to be a shy child.

Concerned about the boy, a neighborhood drug dealer often contacts him, which eventually leads him to develop special feelings toward the drug dealer that go beyond friendship.

The film sends a message about various international issues such as black people, gays, and poverty.

Carlo (2015)

Carlo is a film about love between women.

The main character, Therese Belivet, is attached to an attractive older woman named Carol, and the two are drawn to each other.

The film has many scenes that make us think about LGBT issues and contributes greatly to gaining a better understanding.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Blue Is the Warmest Color won the Palme d’Or at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.

The film depicts two women, Adele and Emma, repeatedly meeting and parting, and their struggles with their feelings for each other.

The film is designated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America for its extreme sexual content.

Tangerine (2015)

Tangerine was first shown at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won numerous film awards.

The film depicts the lives of sexual minorities living a tough life in downtown Los Angeles.

Being a low-budget film, it used only three iPhone 5s, which garnered a lot of attention.

Call Me Your Name (2017)

Call Me Your Name premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

Elio and Oliver portray a passionate love between men in a limited six-week period of their college lives.

There was a statement that the sequel will be about the AIDS issue.

Approaches to the Future of LGBT

Approaches to the Future of LGBT

OHCHR is working to reduce LGBT discrimination and violence in cooperation with the government and the public.

Specific ongoing LGBT activities include the following.

OHCHR is committed to working with States, National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society worldwide to help repeal laws criminalizing LGBTI persons. OHCHR also works to protect people from violence and discrimination on grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.
Reference : “OHCHR and the Human Rights of LGBTI People – OHCHR”

OHCHR will continue to be active for future LGBT issues with
the aim of deepening understanding among a wide range of people.

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