No better feeling then sitting in the coach with a hot chocolate, a fleece blanket and your cat! Definitely with the following tips to watch. Enjoy!
1. Next Goal Wins
The little island American Samoa has a football team that is not very professional. They ended up in the history books as the team with the biggest defeat so far against Australia: 31-0. Dutch trainer Thomas Rongen took the challenge to coach the very diverse team for the qualification games for the World Championship in 2014. In his team, there’s the amazing Jaijah, who doesn’t define as a man, nor a woman, just a football player.
2. Pretty Little Liars
In the small town Rosewood, the life of four friends is tormented by someone who calls him/herself ‘A’. In between all the mystery, murders and set-ups, there is also flourishing a beautiful relationship between Emily and Paige. Both swim for the school team, which causes a lot of rivalry in the beginning…
3. Identify | Olympic Channel Series
The YouTube channel of the Olympics shows various LGBT athletes. They tell about their feelings, experiences and why they don’t give up their sport. Need some motivation? Then you should definitely watch this!
Football is still a very macho and heteronormative environment. Wonderkid reveals beautifully the life of an English football player who wants to play at the highest lever while struggling with his sexuality.
5. But I’m a cheerleader
Next to Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), RuPaul and Michelle Williams, you arrive in a cheeky rehab centre where they try to turn gay people into straight people. Having some unnatural thoughts? They think a little electric shock might “help” you…
6. Strike a Pose
Join seven male dancers on their journey as they unite with Madonna on her controversial “Blonde Ambition” tour where they become more than unforgettable dancers, but also role models in the gay community.
Rowing teams from all over the world, come together for one week to train and compete. Also the boys of de RSC rowing club are there and determined to win the cup this year. But they also look forward to the first and only girls team that would join this year. When they hear that the girls team cancels their participation and is replaced by Queerschlag, a young loud and proud gay team, they all are very disappointed. Well, maybe not all of them…
8. The Rugby Player
Mark Bingham grew up in America as a kid who was known for his cheeky mischief. Soon he discovered his love for rugby, a little later he discovered his love for men. He was the perfect example that strong man can also be gay. On 9/11 Mark became a war hero when he let the plane crash that was hyjacked by terrorists and was on its way to the Pentagon. His family and definitely his mother keeps proudly spreading his message of equal love in rugby.
9. Zwei Gesichter
Jonathan plays at the U19-Bundesliga, where he is a very talented midfielder. After the game his girlfriend is waiting for him, but Jonathan is secretly dating a boy. A team mate reads a text of this secretive friend, but he doesn’t realise the text comes from a boy. He suspects that Jonathan is cheating on his girlfriend. Can he still get out of this tough situation? (Only in German)
10. #ProudToPlay: Celebrating equality for all athletes
Stereotypes are like records: made to beat. Making a hattrick, taking the gold medal home: everyone is capable of this. The only thing that counts is determination, sweat and the love for the game. It doesn’t matter how you look like, where you’re from or who you love. The only thing that matters is that you work 100%. Proud to play is a campaign that shows that every athlete can be who they want to be while practicing the sport they love. Kobe Bryant, Megan Rapinoe, Neymar: they all agree!
10bis. Game Face
Last but not least! Game face was made by the belgian director Micheal Thomas and reveals the story of Fallon Fox, the first transgender MMA fighter, and the gay basketballer Terrence Clemens. During a few months, we see their battles to be accepted within their sports. To be seen on Netflix. (Read our interview with Micheal Thomas here)