Less is our powerful new 50min documentary exploring homelessness within the queer community through the spotlight of faith and culture

Produced by Stonewall Housing, the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ homelessness charity, Less examines the realities of queer homelessness; homophobic and transphobic abuse, conversion therapy, so-called honour-based violence, exorcisms and forced marriage.

In 2020, 82% of Stonewall Housing service users attributed culture or religion to their homelessness. Less highlights stories and follows the journeys of Stonewall Housing alumni and some of the leading figures in the LGBTQ+ sector. Together, they share their experiences of homelessness, relationships with their faith and culture, and finding their blended, chosen family.

Less includes interviews with an incredible range of experts and speakers including service users, LGBTQ+ specialists, academics, activists and community leaders including:

Imaan

House of Rainbow

Lady Phyll

Dr Rusi Jaspal

Jayne Ozanne

The headline sponsor for Less is YouTube. HSBC UK and Mighty Hoopla are also kind sponsors.

If you’re interested in holding a screening of Less, please email thelessfilm@stonewallhousing.org for more information.

 

A huge thanks to everyone involved:

Directed by
MIRIAM STRONG

Created by
STONEWALL HOUSING

Producer
CAT HALDANE

With
MIRIAM STRONG

Editor
IRENE CALVO

Music by
JOHANNA BURNHEART

Casting by
MIRIAM STRONG & CAT HALDANE

Executive Producer
CAT HALDANE

House of Rainbow – REV. JIDE MACAULAY
UK Black Pride – PHYLL OPOKU-GYMAH
Inclusive Gathering – DANIELLE WILSON
Sociologists – DR RUSI JASPAL
Stonewall Housing – JENNIFER JEAN-PAUL
Imaan – ANJUM MOUJ
Stonewall Housing Alumni – ANONYMOUS
Ozanne Foundation – JAYNE OZANNE
Stonewall Housing Alumni – JOHN STRONG

Camera Operators
IRENE CALVO LORENA PAGES
LIAM PRIOR
MADISON BLACKWOOD
GSUS LOPEZ

Prop Stylist
ABIGAIL RICHARDSON

Trailer Editor
CHARLOTTE TATHAM

Sound Mixer
FELIX YOOSEFINEJAD

Motion Graphics
IRENE CALVO
ASHLEY HYATT

Interviews By
WINN AUSTIN / MIRIAM STRONG

Sponsors
YOUTUBE, MIGHTY HOOPLA & HSBC UK

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

MANJINDA SIDHU, DR SARAH-JANE PAGE, DAN SINGH, OCTAVIAN STARR, JOSH WILLACY, PRITPAL BHULLAR, FIONA SHIEL

AND HOUSE OF RAINBOW, IMAAN, SARBAT LGBT SIKH, OZANNE FOUNDATION, THE OUTSIDE PROJECT, THE UNION CHAPEL, BIRMINGHAM FILM, BIRMINGHAM LGBT AND BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY