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50 LGBT Filmmakers You Should Follow On Twitter

50 LGBT Filmmakers You Should Follow On Twitter

Looking to have a few more LGBT filmmakers offering up their 140 characters or less takes on anything from their own process to what they thought of “Boyhood” or “Orange Is The New Black”? Look no further! Below is /bent’s not entirely comprehensive (but we think a damn good attempt at it) list at all the  LGBT filmmakers you should follow on Twitter.

Feel free to add your favorite LGBT filmmakers on Twitter in the comments below, we’ll consider adding them to updated editions of this article.

Desiree Akhavan @DesiMakesMovies

Kyle Patrick Alavrez @kylealvarez

Jamie Babbit @babbitjamie

Paris Barclay @harparbar

Sal Bardo @salbardo

Zal Batmanghlij @z_al

Dustin Lance Black @dlanceblack

Chris Colfer @chriscolfer

Ben Cotner @bcotner

Cherien Dabis @cheriendabis

Xavier Dolan @xdolan

Sandi DuBowski @SandiDubowski

Cheryl Dunye @cdunye

Rob Epstein @epstein_rob

Sam Feder  @SamFederFilm

Thom Fitzgerald @thom_fitzgerald

David France @ByDavidFrance

Stephen Fry @stephenfry

Lisa Gornick @lisagornick

Francesca Gregorini @francescagreg 

Andrew Haigh @andrewhaighfilm

Malcolm Ingram @malcolmingram

Hong Khaou @hkhaou

Alex Kondracke @alexkondracke

John Krokidas @krokasaurusrex

Bruce LaBruce @brucelabruce

Michael Lannan @michaellannan

Jonathan Lisecki @jonnynyc

Jennie Livington @JennieLivingsto

Travis Mathews @travisdmathews

Ryan Murphy @MrRPMurphy

Joshua Oppenheim @joshuaoppenheim

Stacie Passon @staciepasson

PJ Raval @pjraval

Peaches @peachesnisker

Angela Robinson @RobinsonAngela 

Yoruba Richen @redrubes14

Ira Sachs @irasachs

Joshua Sanchez  @joshuasanchez76 

Adam Shankman @adammshankman

Bryan Singer @bryansinger

Darren Stein @darrenstein

Yen Tan @pitstopthemovie

Jamie Travis @jamietravis

Guinevere Turner @turnerguinevere

Christine Vachon @kvpi

Patrick Wang @wangontheweb

Apichatpong Weerasethakul @kickthemachine

Roger Ross Williams @RogerRossWill

Lauren Wolkstein @laurenwolkstein

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Paul Serrano



Queer Peruvian director/producer of EN EL FUEGO, EL FUEGO DENTRO and TRANSVISIBLE documentaries that give voice to trans and gender non conforming stories of trans Latinas/os here and abroad:Dante Alencastre


I think you miss JUANMA CARRILLO spanish filmmaker very popular in lgbt film festivals

Kit Gudrupis

How bout adding
Katherine Brooks@thecatbrooks

Bitch Pack

Also – @tedtrent – Belleville, Hidden Hills- living out loud as a gay man :)


Anna Margarita Albelo @vaginawolf
– Filmography: Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?, HOOTERS!, A Lez in Wonderland, Gay and so what?, Vagina is the Warmest Color…


Check @SashaWortzel and @reinagossett tweets and their new project, honoring trans women of color Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera! Happy Birthday Marsha.

Hugh Guiney

I mean, me? @LordPancreas

Robert Gomes

Add @DustinShroff
Director of award-winning short film "Deflated"
A boy's gender crisis in the toy aisle of a super-store.


The @pjraval actually links to @robinsonangela

One More

Kieran Turner / @KieranEx


Sarolta Jane Cump @GoldFishCasino

Mark Bessenger

@MichaelVarrati (SINS OF DRACULA) and myself! @MarkBessenger (THE LAST STRAIGHT MAN, BITE MARKS)

Cindy L. Abel

Follow comments by the director of @BreakingThruMov – groundbreaking doc in which openly LGBT politicians share their deeply personal, surprisingly vulnerable stories of overcoming multiple barriers to live authentically.

Eduardo Cisneros

Me! @LaloCisneros :-) An LGBT, Hispanic two-fer.


Your list is of LGBT filmmakers, leaving out the I for intersex, and not LGBTI filmmakers but here is a name that should be included here if you are prepared to extend it to include all of the LGBTI community:

Phoebe Hart @hartflicker

I do hope that you will become intersex inclusive from now onwards.







Ian Phillips

Hello my name is Ian I'm 15 and I'm wanting to become an actor. I was wondering if there were a way to become an actor. Its a dream of mine. If anyone can help. Please emai me. Thank you ^_^

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