There are several ‘soaps’ that have gay storylines, including
Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders. EastEnders featured a gay Muslim storyline back in 2009
To watch previous episodes –
Hollyoaks – www.channel4.com/4OD
Coronation Street – www.itv.com/hub/coronation-street
Emmerdale – www.itv.com/emmerdale/episodes
EastEnders – www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
Tom Robinson was the first rock star to be ‘out and proud’ at the height of his fame. Barely ten years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, he released the song ‘Glad To Be Gay’. But then in the mid 80s something happened which changed Tom’s life overnight he fell in love with a woman!
In this programme, Tom assesses his own changing attitudes to bisexuality and asks if it’s still a bit of a taboo in Britain today?
Broadcast in September 2011 on BBC Radio 4
‘Sweet Sixteen – A Transgender Story’
A moving and sincere documentary featuring Llyr, a Welsh transgender teenager as she turns 16 and explores her transition, with the support of friends and family.
My Genderation films
In their own words:
‘My Genderation has been producing films for 6 years now! Fox, Owl & Lewis are on a mission to create trans related content. What makes our films unique is that they are made entirely by trans people, about trans people, for a much wider audience.’
This is such a valuable resource. You can tap into so many people’s stories and the shared experience is hugely empowering, informative and reassuring.