Many people will have grown up the only gay person in their family, but what about when at least one of your brothers or sisters is also gay? That’s what the documentary Gay Siblings wants to explore, and the filmmakers are currently looking for funding for the first major phase of filming through an Indiegogo campaign.
The documentary will comes from the team of Liz Collier and Cat McShane (who have 20 combined years of documentary filmmaking experience between them), with the latter knowing a fair bit about the subject as she’s the younger of two gay siblings. According to a release, ‘this film will zig-zag across the globe to investigate the rarely explored phenomenon of gay siblings, delving deep into the heart of the gloriously messy and complex world of 21st Century family and telling the stories of extraordinary queer families.
‘From two families with four gay bothers and sisters at their heart, to an upper class mum who took to the Daily Mail to tell the world about her gay daughters, Italian queer triplets with a unique family business and gay twins sister coming to terms with one of them transitioning, our stories open a window on the changing face of family.
‘It is a warm portrait of people’s passionate stories and a unique platform to explore current gay civil rights issues including the fight for gay marriage, same sex parenting and the search for the gay gene.’
The IndieGoGo campaign is currently looking for $7,500, and as usual is offering various rewards depending on how much you give. This money would go towards filming in the United States, where some of our key contributors are based, and key filming in the UK. Events and interviews include a once-in-a-lifetime family gathering of one of our highest multiple gay sibling families and interviews with some of the world’s leading geneticists working in the field of gay genetics.
If you’d like to help, watch the film above and head over to IndieGoGo.