Pride Cape Breton co-chair Madonna Doucette worries about the motives of the evangelical Christian group Samaritan’s Purse. The relief and development organization showed up in her step-son’s basement after a flood on Thanksgiving Day.
AIDS activist Gina Brown is trying to stop the epidemic, but hurricane Katrina makes her job a lot tougher. Katrina cuts off people living with HIV/AIDS from doctors, pharmacies and medication. Some were Gina’s friends and they died of AIDS.
Elijah Michel attends a protest in response to media reports that Bishop Brian Tamaki of Auckland, New Zealand blamed the Christchurch earthquake on sexual sin and specifically referenced gay marriage. He is afraid that these kind of ideas cause LGBT Christians to become anxious, depressed and suicidal.
Anderson Estimphil tries to rebuild his life after the Haiti earthquake. A devout Christian, he struggles to reconcile his faith with local pastors who claim gay people were the cause of the natural disaster.
After coming out publically Anderson Estimphil is kicked out of his home and almost killed. But his fight for LGBT rights in the country remains stronger than ever.
Rikki Hill is stranded in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and survives by looting for food and gas. But she does it dressed like a man because she is terrified of what could happen if people find out she is a transgender woman.
Climate change is increasing natural disasters around the world. The rise in religious fundamentalism is increasing homophobia and transphobia globally. Together, they make a deadly combination.
Unnatural Disasters is a documentary web series that investigates the discrimination and violence faced by LGBT people in the wake of natural disasters. In 15 short webisodes, we expose these injustices by visiting disaster sites and revealing the harrowing and inspiring stories of the people affected. It is the “unnatural disaster” that is created by humans in the wake of nature’s devastation.