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!
Charles Lum and Todd Verow's award-winning short documentary film tells the story of The FAIR Theater in Jackson Heights, Queens: one of the oldest continuously running gay establishments in New York City. A loyal patron recounts this history through his erotic encounters there, revealing how the FAIR has managed to stay open and serve its gay clientele for over 35 years.
Blake Brockington is like any other high school student just trying to fit in. Identifying as transgender in North Carolina, there have been many hurdles in Blake's life. Learning to cope with being different than his peers, Blake has given hope to many others in the same position. 'BrocKINGton' ...
Based on a documentary theater piece, this short film truly rides the line of documentary and narrative genres. Performed with incredible honesty and dramatic skill, Becca Blackwell unforgettably portrays a young man exploring his identity as he finds himself immersed in a new community.
In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. With original 8mm film and fierce storytelling, Tom Clark recounts a love story set against the backdrop of coastal Italy wrought with faith, identity, cigarettes, and Thorazine.