Looking for things to do when you’re staying in? June is Pride month, and the perfect time to celebrate all things LGBT+! We have some suggestions to keep you busy throughout, even if you’re stuck at home! As community is such a big part of Pride, why not share your new finds with friends and family, and get everyone involved in supporting this important time of year?
There is no better time to get lost in a book! Fact or Fiction? There is a massive choice of inspirational LGBT+ non-fiction, looking at history, people’s experiences and key figures. If fiction is more your thing, there are lots of LGBT+ writers and novels to discover.
Publishers, such as Penguin Random House, have lists of LGBT+ titles to look at (check out their website for a mixture of top reads), or look at what others in the community have found inspiring. Lots of people have started virtual book clubs; get one going for Pride month!
If books aren't for you, give comics a go! Here are some LGBT+ characters to check out, and a list of must-read comics and graphic novels from Gay Times.
Our team's top things to read:
Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride (Memoir)
Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green (Young Adult Fiction)
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (Poetry, Speech)
Staying in usually mean’s everyone enjoys a good TV and movie binge. Netflix has a HUGE list of LGBT+ programmes and films, and you can choose according to age and category. You could binge a new boxset all month, or have a nightly “Movie Night” of influential LGBT+ films. Get other people involved in building a list of titles to work though.
Gay Times has some Netflix suggestions, but you can have a nose through Netflix, IMDB and BBC iPlayer.
Our team's top things to watch:
Call Me By Your Name (Movie, Netflix)
Pose (TV Show, BBC iPlayer & Netflix)
A Secret Love (Documentary, Netflix)
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary, Netflix)
Music can lift everyone’s mood, so blasting your favourite LGBT+ artists and anthems throughout Pride month is the way to go. Spotify, YouTube and MTV all have Pride playlists and suggestions.If you fancy hearing some new people and ideas, why not try a podcast? Pride.com has some good suggestions, and there is the successful BBC series, The LGBT Sport Podcast, to get you started.
Our team's top things to listen to:
Bloom - Troye Sivan (Album)
Prejudice and Pride (Podcast, six-part series)