While LGBT arts and culture can be found in many places in Paris, from museums and art galleries to cinemas, it makes up a dedicated section of the programming or displays at some venues.
The Luminor ‘Hôtel de Ville’, the Mk2 Beaubourg and the Mk2 quai de Loire regularly put on films with gay-related themes, and host events in the ambit of Paris’s gay and lesbian film festivals. Ranging from short films and animated films to documentaries, their eclectic selection gives cinemagoers the opportunity to view works that rarely find a distributor.
Looking to buy an LGBT-themed book for yourself or for a friend? Des mots à la bouche is the place to go. This bookshop in the heart of the Marais has a wide range of books to browse, from lesbian comics to same-sex erotic novels, as well as magazines and gay art books. Violette & Co in Rue de Charonne stocks a similar choice of reading material, and adds a feminist twist. And La Musardine specializes in erotica in all its forms.