Creating Change. One Story At A Time.

That’s the motto of Outfest, an organisation founded by UCLA students in 1982 to promote LGBTQ equality through the medium of film. Since those days, Outfest has grown to host one of Los Angeles’ leading film festivals – quite an impressive feat in the city that basically invented the silver screen.

Many of these films have now been given an extra boost as Amazon Prime is now hosting 64 of these films as part of its self-publishing program, which allows filmmakers to upload their work to the service while still retaining rights and earning royalties based on total streams. Major titles include G.B.F, A Sinner In Mecca, Open, The Gymnast, Women Who Kill, and Baby Steps. There are comedies, dramas and documentaries — a full list of those titles available to stream is below.

“These are challenging times for many and reports of violence against LGBTQ citizens are on the rise,” said Christopher Racster, executive director of Outfest. “I still believe, though, in the power of our stories to change that narrative.

“It is a relationship like this with Prime Video Direct that will carry our stories across the widest network and reach the most individuals.”

Now the bad news. Amazon Prime is not officially available in Australia, but anyone with a VPN should be able to sidestep this easily.

Better still, there are free trials available, while a six-month subscription only cost USD $2.99 a month (about $3.80 in Aussie dollars).

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Check out the list of titles, below.

  • 52 Tuesdays
  • A Sinner In Mecca
  • An Englishman in New York
  • Anatomy of a Love Seen
  • Ander
  • Baby Steps
  • Beautiful Something
  • Body Electric
  • Call to Witness
  • Crazy Bitches
  • Desire Will Set You Free
  • Do You Take This Man
  • Eating Out
  • Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
  • Eating Out: All You Can Eat
  • Eating Out: Drama Camp
  • Ekaj
  • Empire State
  • Family Values: An American Tragedy
  • G.B.F.
  • Geography Club
  • Good Mourning Lucille
  • Greek Pete
  • Grown Up Movie Star
  • Hello Again
  • Hit So Hard
  • Howl
  • I Do
  • Isle of Lesbos
  • Jamie Marks is Dead
  • Karl Rove, I Love You
  • Liberty: 3 Stories about Life & Death
  • Loving Annabelle
  • Lyle
  • Major!
  • Morgan
  • Nate & Margaret
  • Open
  • Park
  • Political Animals
  • Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
  • Retake
  • Rift
  • S&M Sally
  • Sebastian
  • Slash
  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
  • Strange Fits of Passion
  • Stuff
  • 10 Year Plan
  • The Gymnast
  • The Pearl
  • The People I’ve Slept With
  • The Resurrection of a Bastard
  • Were The World Mine
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
  • Wild Flowers
  • Women Who Kill

Coming in the next few weeks

  • 1 Million Happy Nows
  • Ava’s Impossible Things
  • Bruising for Besos
  • Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together
  • Something Must Brake
  • Uncle Howard

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