Welcome to the first in our series of quick media reviews. You might not be ready to talk on the phone or start an online chat, but that doesn't mean that you can't find ways to connect to the community. Movies and other media are ways to learn about other lives and ways others express themselves and their identity.
Billie and Emma (2018) directed by Samantha Lee, is a brilliant coming of age movie of two young women navigating the world, relationships, and finding how they can be true to themselves. The film highlights the themes of romantic and familiar love, identity and acceptance. It is a heartfelt and wholesome narrative that many teenagers can relate to or find solace among the heart breaking and sad queer stories that the genre is accustom too.
As of this recording (May 2023), Billie and Emma is available to watch free on Tubu.
The LGBT National Help Center wants to make sure you know that there is no ONE WAY of being. Each person has their own journey and has the right to find comfort and joy in the person they are, and how they express themselves. The journey of self discovery may be different for each person, and those with questions or concerns on their gender and/or sexual identity are welcome to talk with our peer support volunteers on our national hotlines and online one-to-one chat.
LGBT National Hotline; 888-843-4564
LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline: 888-688-5428
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243
Online chat: www.LGBThotline.org/chat
You are very welcome to explore our website for books, films, comics, podcasts and more as ways to connect yourself to the community and other narratives.