Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the frequently asked question. If you have a question, comment, suggestion, or concern that is not covered in the FAQs below, please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The term "LGBTQ+" encompasses a vast range of topics, lifestyles, and views; GayMediaDB uses a scoring system called Queer Factor to depict how much of a title's content aligns with LGBTQ+ themes. A Queer Factor is a user-submitted score that can fall between "1" through "6", where a "1" would represent a title with very little LGBTQ+ related content and a "6" would be a title that predominantly focuses on LGBTQ+ themes. The score is displayed by a rainbow gradient bar—the vibrancy of the colors in the rainbow gradient reflects a title's relevance to the aforementioned themes.

Please keep in mind, this is not to be used as a rating system for your opinion of the title; please feel free to leave reviews under the "Reviews and Ratings" tab on a title's specific page.

You must be a registered user and be logged in to assign a title a Queer Factor score.

In order to submit a Queer Factor score, you must be logged in. You can submit a score for any title by simply clicking on the rainbow "meter" bar on a title's page, or it can be left when adding a review and rating. If you have not submitted a review and rating, you can simply update your score by using the rainbow gradient bar on a title's individual page. To update your score if you have left a review & rating, you may need to delete your review in your account panel, and leave a new review to update your Queer Factor score and/or star rating.

If a TV season is grayed out, that means that only one season of the show pertains to the LGBT+ community. For instance, on American Crime's title page, there are three seasons, but only the second season pertains to LGBTQ issues. Therefore, seasons one and three are grayed out as they do not contain any LGBTQ+ plotlines.

On it's respective page, simply click the bookmark icon next to the title of the item you wish to add. The bookmark icon will become solid, denoting that the title has been added to your favorites.

To remove a title from your favorites, simply click the solid bookmark icon next to the title of the item. The icon will change from a solid fill to no fill, denoting it has been removed from your favorites. You may also access your favorites from the menu, navigating to "My Favorites" and then selecting the bookmark to remove it from your favorites.

You must be logged in as a registered user to add titles to your favorites.

More content is being added daily or as it is announced. If there is a title you feel we may have missed, please fill out the "Suggest A Title". This form is also located at the bottom footer of every page.

We welcome any movie or short film of interest to the LGBTQ+ community! In order to add your film to our website there are several steps you must follow as well as a strict set of guidelines. For detailed instructions on adding your title to our database, please read our submission instructions and then fill out the form at the bottom of the instruction page to submit the title for review.

You also may choose to have your short film uploaded to our official YouTube channel's Short Film section, which provides users an easy way to discover your short.

GayMovieDB retrieves it's data from The Movie Database's website. You first would need to update your information on Then send us a message and we will push through an update of your profile upon receipt. It is important to include your name as it appears on The Movie Database along with the direct link to your personal information profile.

If a party affiliated with a production company, actor, or a sole filmmaker wants their titles featured in a dedicated spot on our site, they should submit a "Contact Us" form regarding being featured on the Database's site. (There are multiple dedicated space/layouts to choose from, which we will provide more information on in our reply to your inquiry—we can also supply graphic services to add you in promoting your titles.)

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There are many ways you can contribute to GayMovieDB! You may contribute by submitting "Queer Factor" scores, reviews, and ratings for titles that you have seen.

Most titles in our database are available for rent and/or purchase across several platforms - the iTunes Store, Amazon, or the Google Play Store. Whenever possible, please try to use our affiliate links provided on the title's individual page to complete your purchases, it's the easiest way to support us, and leaves the site free of most normal advertising. You also can help grow our user base by sharing GayMovieDB with your friends!