Now that awards season is over, you need to start picking your favorite films for 2017. You can do that and support your community by catching a Queer Film Festival in your hometown or better yet, travel to a new city to see one! Win-win.
Many have LGBT celebrity appearances and have the opportunity to find a new indie actor for your Mancrush Monday or share some emotions with your honey during a new queer tear-jerker.
Check below for some of the best Queer Film Festivals all over the country, arranged by date.
American Rainbow Film Festival, New York City, April 3–June 30
MiFo LGBT Film Festival, Miami, April 21–30
Queer Hippo LGBT Film Festival, Houston, April 28–30
Translations: Transgender Film Festival, Seattle, May 4–14
OutFilm CT, Hartford, June 2–10
Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest, Baltimore, June 3
FilmOut, San Diego, June 9–11
Out Twin Cities Film Festival, Minneapolis and St. Paul, June 11
Provincetown International Film Fest, Provincetown, June 14–18
Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Festival, San Francisco, June 15–25
My True Colors Festival, New York City, June 16–July 2
Out Here Now, Kansas City, June 22–29
OutFest, Los Angeles, July 6–16
North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, August 10–13
Reeling Film Festival, Chicago, September 21–28
aGLIFF, Austin, September 7–10
Out On Film, Atlanta, September 28–October 5
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Albuquerque October 7–16
Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, October 6–14
MiFo LGBT Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale, October 6–15
OutReels, Cincinnati, November 4–6