QueerAbilities: Love, Defiantly

QueerAbilities: Love, Defiantly

April 1, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM


This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.

This year, Wicked Queer spotlights three distinct filmmakers navigating the pressures of Disability and Queerness. Join us for two perspectives on being a queer man with cerebral palsy and a short romp with an autistic transgender youth exploring friendship and love.

Boys Don't Wear Dresses

A modern day fairytale about the struggles of being an autistic transgender individual exploring friendship and love. A truly inclusive film experience created by and starring autistic, neuro-divergent, LGBTQ, and multi-ethnic artists collaborating with entertainment professionals. This story is inspired by the true life experiences of an autistic transgender individual who co-wrote, co-produced and appears in the film.

Produced by Spectrum Laboratory a non profit that creates original works of film, music and animation with autistic and neuro-divergent artists.

Directed by Jason Weissbrod, 2020, 28 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Jason Weissbrod 28 m English USA

Thomas Banks' Quest for Love

Thomas Banks is a young, gay playwright with cerebral palsy who is on a quest to find true love. He struggles to find someone who will commit, looks for love in all the wrong places and crosses many hurdles to come to terms with his vulnerabilities. Will he learn to love himself by opening night?

Directed by Pip Kelly, 2019, 30 min, Australia, English, G

Directed by Pip Kelly 30 m English Australia


We all try to be something, to become someone. Unbecoming chronicles the life of Logan, as he fights to "unbecome" everything he's been until now, that wasn’t really him in the first place, as we follow his story from early childhood, to a traumatic adolescence, and beyond.

Directed by Navid Mashayekhi, 2019, 19 min, Canada, English, T

Directed by Navid Mashayekhi 19 m English Canada