Documentary: "Can’t Stop Change: Queer Climate Stories from the Florida Frontlines"


Documentary: "Can’t Stop Change: Queer Climate Stories from the Florida Frontlines"

Underwater view of two bodies floating together with white text "Can't stop change: Queer Climate Stories from the Florida Frontlines"

As Florida's violent legislation dominates headlines, LGBTQ2S+ communities are also on the frontlines of accelerating climate change. Can’t Stop Change: Queer Climate Stories from the Florida Frontlines weaves interviews with 14 LGBTQ2S+ artists, organizers, and educators across Florida (and the new Florida diaspora) into an intersectional climate justice narrative.

Photo of Valencia Gunder raising a hand to a mural filled with photos of Black leaders in history
Film collaborator Valencia Gunder displays a mural dedicated to Black history in Miami. 

Can't Stop Change is a feature-length film from Queers 4 Climate Justice (@queers4climatejustice) and fiscally sponsored by OUT 4 Sustainability (@out4s). The film is both an educational resource that counters mainstream narratives about Florida and an organizing tool to support LGBTQ+ movements in Florida and beyond. The documentary has a 98-minute run time and is divided into 8 chapters with open captions in English and Spanish.

Photo of Rev. Houston Cypress stands in front of Everglades during sunset
Two-Spirit Miccosukee artist and activist Rev. Houston Cypress stands in front of an Everglades sunset.

The film is currently available for educational and community screenings. Screening rights are available free of charge for groups based in Florida and can be booked through this Google form. For groups outside of Florida, screening rights are available through our Kinema page using a sliding scale fee structure based on organizational budget and expected audience size. No one is turned away for lack of funds; groups outside of Florida who need lower or no-cost screening rights should contact to discuss. 50% of screening fees support the film's impact campaign and 50% are placed into a mutual aid fund for film collaborators and their communities.

Rebecca and Nasim sit together in a lush backyard
Film collaborators Rebecca and Nasim share stories about Florida’s ecological history in a lush backyard. 

Visit for more information about the film and to book a screening.

Disclaimer: This film is not yet rated. It contains some brief nudity (non-sexual), and occasional adult language. It also contains hurricane footage and discussion of state violence that may be distressing for some viewers. Recommended for adults or young adult minors with permission. Please note that specifics of Florida legislation mentioned in the film may have changed since filming.