A full length feature documentary about the Irish lesbian community.


Outitude is a multi-award winning documentary which charts the richness of lesbian grass-roots activism, collectives, community, academia and politics across the island of Ireland from the 1970’s to the present day. The documentary has contributions from Nell McCafferty, Ailbhe Smyth, Katherine Zappone, Una Mullally, Mary Dorcey and Marie Quiery. This heartfelt documentary attempts to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian. We explore what defines us, what connects us, and what are our commonalities. We conducted numerous interviews and group discussions with members of the LGBTQI+ community from all walks of life and of all ages throughout the island of Ireland including journalists Nell McCafferty and Una Mullally.

We spoke to rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, queer women and curious women. We talked to lesbians involved in many of the organisations past and present that have made our community what it is today such as Lesbian Line, LOT, LinC, OUTBURST, BelongTo, Running Amach, Deja VuVu and many more. Personal stories tell of the diversities of identities, tales of coming out, experiences of homophobia and the varied types of activisms that offer a kaleidescope of the richness and diversity of our lesbian community.

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“A brilliant kaleidoscope of lesbian herstory in Ireland.” June Caldwell – Writer 

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