The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
Queer Workers of the World, Unite!: Short Film Collection
8 inspiring stories about LGTBQ+ workers that stand tall within their harsh contexts, facing not only biases and discrimination, but also joy and love. In a world where rainbow capitalism promises inclusion, statistics around the world still show that millions of queer people still struggle in tough conditions in order to get a decent job - mostly, trans folks. How have queer creators spoken up about labor? And on the other side of the screen, how can we as viewers stand for this fundamental right for our community?
Kei, a transgender man, longs for a quiet, “normal” life in rural Yamagata, but his partner prefers the freedom and openness of life in Tokyo. Their opposing wishes and identities are revealed in an unexpected encounter at the local hot springs.
A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.
Continuum II is both an invitation and a demand. In the video work, six trans sex workers from Bogotá give glimpses into their life stories and realities. The work is an invitation into these stories, which also deal with pain, oppression, persecution and violence.* In Colombia, a country that ha...
Mylène, 45 years old is a cleaning maid on a ferry boat. Tonight her colleagues are organizing a surprise party for her birthday. But on the gift voucher, Mylène reads her old name, a name that she doesn’t’ want to see anymore, her male name.
Trans and marginalized, Sabrina Fernandes left her small town in the countryside to take a chance into the largest capital of Latin America. During long years as a homeless, she suffered violence, abuse and prejudgement. Even so, a job opportunity can shine her life up as she has always dreamed of.