Behind the Lens

The theme of LGBT+ History Month 2023 is “Behind the Lens”, celebrating the contributions of LGBT+ people to cinema and film, including everybody working behind the scenes.

We asked our team to share films and TV shows which tell stories of LGBT+ people who have sought safety from persecution, fled their homes and/or are trying to get by in a new country.

This list is definitely non-exhaustive and we’d love to add any other suggestions!




Mr Gay Syria

Unsettled: Seeking refuge in America




Fleeing Afghanistan: Free to be me

Years & Years


Short films


No Hard Feelings

Who I am Now


Are you LGBT+ and in need of support?

LGBT Health and Wellbeing offer a variety of confidential and free support for LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

LGBT Unity provides a safe social group and practical support for LGBT+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Glasgow.

Bonjour Glasgow is a club, events and community space which prioritises underrepresented groups in the LGBTQ+ community.


Chris Afuakwah
Author: Chris Afuakwah