Here’s a list of books/music/TV shows/movies that have been suggested by our network members and consider LGBT issues/have LGBT characters.

Disclaimer: These are suggestions from network members. Trigger warnings are noted where possible but please understand that we can’t check each individual film/book/show for appropriateness. Feel free to message any one of our network members with your suggestions for the list!

  • Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (also a BBC drama). Trigger warnings: Sex, prostitution, attempted rape and some violence. Notes: Covers the themes of sexuality and gender (particularly cross dressing).

  • The Ethical Slut. Trigger warnings: sex, slut shaming, rape Note: Polyamory

  • Sarah Wallis – Lesbian author

  • Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity – Matilda (Matt Bernstein Sycamore) Trigger warnings: self-harm, suicide, transphobia, homophobia, rape

  • A transsexual women on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity – Julia Serano. Trigger warnings: homophobia, transphobia, self-harm, death, rape

  • But I’m a Cheerleader Trigger warnings: homophobic slurs, sexuality conversion (satire)
  • Weekend Trigger warning: some homophobic slurs (set in Nottingham!)
  • Cuatro Lunas (Mexican with subtitles) Trigger warnings: homophobia, cheating, violence
  • The Way He Looks (Brazilian with subtitles) Trigger warnings: homophobia, visual impairment
  • Imagine Me and You Notes: lesbian romantic comedy
  • Bride Groom (documentary) Trigger warnings:death, homophobia
  • The Children’s Hour Trigger warnings: mild homophobia
  • Brokeback Mountain Trigger warnings: violence, homophobia, hate crimes, nudity
Tv shows:
  • Carmilla Trigger warnings: blood, creepy stuff, horror.
  • Be Here Nowish Trigger warnings: AIDs, raunchy, drug mentions
  • The L Word Trigger warnings: self-harm, rape, transphobia, homophobia, death, non-consensual surveillance, child abuse, cancer, cheating
  • Stephen Universe Notes: LGBT character inclusivity
  • Boy Toys Trigger warnings: homophobia, sex, virginity loss
OTher bits:
  • Album – Transgender Dysphoria Blues Trigger warning: Transphobia, death, homophobia, sexism
  • Album – The Eulogy by Cakes Da Killa Trigger warning: Gay sex, racism, homophobia
  • Sketch video – This Boy is a Bottom Trigger warning: very graphic, gay sex, cross dressing