Stream BFI Flare’s LGBT Films Online

In partnership with the British Council’s fiveFilms4freedom project, London’s BFI Flare is releasing five shorts from its LGBT Film Festival to watch for free online. The project hopes to spread support for freedom and equality around the world by encouraging people to watch an LGBT film together. The short films are created by gay and transgender filmmakers and range from Soren Green’s “An Afternoon” to …

LEON + LACTIC Thank You

A Brooklyn artist collaborates with his friends to fund a gender-affirming surgery that his medical insurance refused to cover

“There once was a little boy who was born like a girl. When he was little, he never thought about his gender; he was just a person,” says a narrator over a video scrolling through photos of a child amid the sometimes turbulent transitions of growing up. As it so happens, this child is Leon Finley, who struggled for years feeling like a boy trapped …

Boom

An LGBT retirement community geared toward open living

What began as an innovative project for LGBT retirees seeking refuge from cookie-cutter approaches to conventional retirement has evolved into something much more ambitious. More than 100 acres in the Mojave Desert will soon be the site of a $250 million idea, bringing together 10 architectural firms from five countries to succeed where so many fail by reclaiming shared community spaces that invite pedestrians and …