Reframing history for a Queerer future.

The first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind – available free to the public

Reframing history for a Queerer future.

The first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind – available free to the public



Digitally restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, with generous support from Victoria Alonso and Imelda Corcoran, and Glamazon.

Activism & Art: Celebrating Greetings from Washington, D.C.

In celebration of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project’s most recent film restoration, The OutMuseum is thrilled to share the landmark documentary Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981) alongside a new roundtable conversation with the filmmaking team Lucy Winer, Frances Reid, Greta Schiller, and Terry Lawler. This joyfully observational documentary, in the spirit of art as activism, recorded a day that brought together marchers from all corners of the LGBTQ+ community to give voice to our collective persistence and pride; in Reid’s words, “we were being intersectional before it was called intersectionality”

The Filipinx Edition: Queer and Trans Visions from Women and Non-Binary Artists

October is Filipinx American History Month (FAHM), the time of year when Filipinx identity is celebrated and acknowledged throughout the United States. The OutMuseum invites you to close out this month-long celebration, with different iterations in schools, cultural spaces, and homes already ongoing, with an exhibit showcasing creative works performed, written, produced, and directed by Filipinx queer, trans, non-binary, and women filmmakers & artists. 

Curated by IRENE SORIANO (she/her/hers, Los Angeles)
Arts producer, writer, and film curator IRENE SORIANO was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the US in 1981. She grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of East Hollywood, Rampart/Temple, and the Wilshire Corridor, now known as Koreatown, fed on catholic school angst, 1980s punk, goth, new wave, and UK music rags
Community Partner: Carlos Bulosan Book Club


This exhibition coincides with Brazil’s national elections (The first cycle of votes cast is on October 2nd and the second cycle, in which the two candidates with the most votes from the first cycle compete for office, is October 30). We hope that this exhibit will give you context for both what is at stake and what is possible for those whose lives are most impacted by the outcomes of this historic moment.

Brazilian Transrevolutionaries at the Edge of Democracy

At this pivotal moment for Brazil’s democracy, when Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra Right-wing president with despotic aspirations, has waged war on his own people, it is the transfeminist, transrevolutionary visions of the future that will be our guidepost for resistance.

This exhibit offers the voices, philosophies and visions of prominent (and less known) transgender Brazilians. The most culturally marginal, but the most radical visionary, transrevolutionary ideas and identities are birthed in the streets among Brazil’s most subaltern.

Ace of Hearts

In the first exhibit of its kind, The OutMuseum features shorts and podcasts that seek to normalize the spectrum of relationships ace folks may navigate. Beyond Todd Chavez and Yolanda Buenaventura in Bojack Horseman, Florence in Sex Education, and the many asexual- or aromantic-coded characters in media, a character definitively labeled as asexual and outwardly living their life demonstrates to ace and non-ace folks alike that asexuality does not infer a “lack” of anything

Curated by JOSSLYN GLENN (she/her/ella, Los Angeles)
Josslyn Glenn is a Southern California native and Black Latina transgender filmmaker, writer, spokesperson, and Outfest Programmer dedicated to promoting nuanced representations of queer and trans people of color that have historically been under- and misrepresented in media.

Taking Space 

The OutMuseum’s new one-on-one conversation series featuring QTBIPOC film professionals discussing their journeys in the industry.

Let Them Speak: Stories from LGBTQIA+ Youth

With a curated shorts section all centered on youth stories and audio stories from students in states with laws limiting their freedom to be themselves, Let Them Speak hopes to provide an opportunity for the queer youth of this country to be centered in the conversations about their lives.

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