New LGBT Documentary Series: Being Different

Queerbio are excited to announce the creation of a new LGBTQ biographical documentary series.

Despite adversity and discrimination, LGBTQ individuals have excelled throughout history.  Yet historians and academics have conveniently participated in the heterosexist erasure of these LGBTQ contributions, by omitting the LGBTQ status of prominent historical figures from academic and historical documents.

Accordingly, there are relatively few comprehensive projects which document and showcase the influence of these LGBTQ efforts.  Being Different: 101 Global LGBTQ Individuals Who Changed The World will be an original documentary, outlining the contributions that members of the LGBTQ community have made, individually and collectively, to changing the world.

Being Different will reclaim these LGBTQ contributions, and create a forum for LGBTQ individuals to be celebrated.  Being Different will historically, politically, and socially contextualize these efforts, in order to demonstrate how individuals balanced their desire to change to their social context, with personal and social discrimination due to their sexuality.

Understanding how sexuality-based discrimination influenced, negatively or positively, their efforts will also be discussed.  By reversing the heterosexist erasure of these individual’s sexualities, Queerbio intend to uncover their true historical significance, and their contributions.

This documentary will be presented in two formats; a 90-minute feature documentary to be shown at film festivals, and a more in-depth series of four one-hour segments, suitable for TV and online presentation.

The documentary will be accompanied by a website that will encourage the viewer to share their own personal narratives, feedback, and a forum to debate the contributions of the LGBTQ leaders. Future projects could include a nomination of the single historical LGBTQ individual who has had the greatest impact on society.

Ultimately, Being Different will demonstrate that we are all deeply indebted to members of the LGBTQ community; not only have they contributed to the sociopolitical basis for a fair and just society that promises to protect us all, but also their contributions to diverse realms such as politics, arts, science, economics, and music, which have enriched and enhanced our daily lives.

Here is how you can help and SUPPORT THIS PROJECT:

C$ 25 or more
Digital download of the documentary once completed.
Exclusive updates on the film! That great feeling you get by being part of something BIG!

C$ 50 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
Access to 25 minutes of bonus footage!

C$ 75 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
Your name in the closing credits of the documentary!

C$ 100 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
A print and signed copy of the book Notables: 101 Global LGBTQ People Who Changed the World

C$ 250 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
a signed limited edition Being Different DVD (when it’s complete)
a personal THANK YOU letter from the creators

C$ 500 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
an invitation for two to attend the Closing Wrap Party. Mix and mingle with the creators and special guests (transportation and accommodation not included)

C$ 1,000 or more
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
an invitation for two to attend a private screening and launch party of the documentary (transportation and accommodation not included)
THANKS in the closing credits of the documentary

C$ 2,500 VIP PACKAGE
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
Very Special Thanks recognition in the closing credit of the documentary
C$ 5,000 ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
ALL REWARDS FROM THE LEVEL ABOVE PLUS:
Private screening party of the documentary (when complete)
Recognition in the closing credits of the documentary as an Associate Producer

For more information or to contribute, please click the link below:

http://beingdifferentdoc.com/how-to-help-us/

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