While mainstream cinema tends to ignore or stereotype LG BT people, the BFI’s annual celebration of gay and lesbian cinema brings together the best of queer film from around the world.
The event returns for its 26th outing between 23 March to 1 April 2012.
The Gala features are Kaboom, Gregg Araki's sci-fi story centred around the sexual awakening of a group of college kids, and The Four-Faced Liar, a story of four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City.
Other features include The Advocate for Fagdom, an illuminating portrait of one of queer cinema's most vital transgressors, and Jan's Coming Out, an uplifting documentary following an effervescent 50 year old as she comes to terms with her sexuality.
Harrods, the world-famous department store, is known for its extravagant gifts, but did you know it once sold exotic animals such as lion cubs as pets? In 1975, before becoming US President, Ronald Reagan bought a baby elephant.