Queer actors playing queer characters!

It is super rare to see LGBTQ actors cast in LGBTQ roles in movies (esp. the big ones like Carol, Brokeback Mountain and Moonlight). With that in mind, I set out to make a list of movies which feature queer actors who have been given the all-too-rare opportunity to play queer characters. Actor/character listed in the notes. I'm not omniscient, so additions are very welcome!

Note: At this point I'm counting bisexual/pansexual actors who play gay/lesbian characters, and vice versa. I'm NOT counting queer cis actors in trans roles. Those roles belong to trans people and I'm not interested in signal boosting those movies or giving them a pat on the back.

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  • 4th Man Out
  • Addicted to Fresno
  • All Over Me
  • Allure
  • Another Country
  • Another Gay Movie
  • Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!
  • Any Day Now
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Art School Confidential
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Below Her Mouth
  • Best in Show
  • The Birdcage
  • The Bisexual
  • Bob's New Suit
  • Bound
  • Boy Culture
  • Boy Erased
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • The Boys in the Band
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Brad's Status
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Bwoy
  • By Hook or by Crook
  • Call Your Father
  • Camp
  • The Carmilla Movie
  • Carol
  • Cherry Pop
  • Cloud Atlas
  • David Searching
  • Deadpool
  • Deadpool 2
  • Do You Take This Man
  • Dope
  • Duck Butter
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Eighty-Sixed
  • Elliot Loves
  • Everybody's Fine
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Feels
  • First Girl I Loved
  • First Ladies
  • Foxfire
  • Freeheld
  • G.B.F.
  • Gay Kid and Fat Chick
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gia
  • Go Fish
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Grandma
  • The Guest
  • Gun Hill Road
  • Handsome Devil
  • Happiest Season
  • Happy Birthday, Marsha!
  • The Happy Prince
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • Heartbeats
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
  • Her Smell
  • Her Story
  • Holding the Man
  • Hurricane Bianca
  • Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate
  • I Am Michael
  • I Killed My Mother
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • I Think I Do
  • If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • In a World...
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
  • The Intervention
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee
  • Lady Bird
  • Life Partners
  • Liz in September
  • Lizzie
  • Looking: The Movie
  • Love, Simon
  • Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • Luster
  • MA / DDY
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Mapplethorpe
  • Marshall
  • Mean Girls
  • Men Don't Whisper
  • Milk
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Misdirection
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Monty Clift
  • Mother's Day
  • My Best Friend's Wedding