DocuBay Acquires Slate of LGBTQ+ Documentaries


DocuBay has acquired a raft of LGBTQ+-focused documentary features from OUTtv, the world’s first and Canada’s only LGBTQ+ television network.

The films cover a wide range of issues affecting this community across the globe and are featured in DocuBay’s newest category called PrideBay, dedicated to films chronicling diverse and complex LGBTQ+ experiences. The licensed titles and new PrideBay category are now available for global streaming on DocuBay, along with the recently-launched CrimeBay, PoliticsBay, NatureBay, TravelBay, AdventureBay, ScienceBay and many others.

Notable titles acquired include 19 and Homeless, which captures two years in the lives of former foster kids as they age out of the system and are faced with overwhelming odds and tragic personal struggles; Why Go Through That?, which shares the personal stories of six transgender individuals, each at a different stage of life and transition; Made With Pride, following the emotional and inspiring journey of a gay couple who decide to build a family through surrogacy; and Safe Country, which follows the stories of three queer refugees in Vancouver with very different experiences adapting to new lives in Canada.

Adita Jain, head of acquisition and content at DocuBay, stated: “We’re thrilled to partner with OUTtv, not only to share LGBTQ+ stories that address critical issues, but to highlight them in our new PrideBay. DocuBay is committed to being a platform that brings important social issues like those that affect the LGBTQ+ community and others to a wider, global audience, a mission that is made easier by the rapid increase in internet connectivity all around the world.”

Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv, stated: “At OUTtv we pride ourselves on being leading providers of queer content across the globe. Our partnership with DocuBay will allow us to continue to expand the availability of queer-focused programming and ensure that LGBTQ+ content is accessible to everyone, worldwide.”