It's a criminal understatement to say we're looking forward to Eddie Redmayne's female debut in 'The Danish Girl'. He just can't be praised enough for going full force into one of the most important LGBT stories in history; that of Lili Elba, one of the first trans-women to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Thus, this essential story will be shown at The White House today (November 23rd 2015).

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl'The Danish Girl' is officially released on November 27th 2015

As part of the White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change event, the film will be played alongside episodes of Amazon Prime show 'Transparent' starring Jeffrey Tambor in recognition of their roles in campaigning for equality between the transgender community and non-transgender. It will also honour the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. 

2015 has been a landmark year for the LGBT world, particularly since same-sex marriage became legalised across the US in June, and Caitlyn Jenner debuted her true identity on the cover of Vanity Fair in September. Thus, Hollywood has been embracing these issues all year with a string of LGBT centred movies:

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1. 'About Ray' - While the world is gradually becoming more educated about the circumstances of transgender women, there is still more to be said about the lives of trans-men. 'About Ray', starring Elle Fanning, follows a teenage boy desperate to begin his transition into boyhood, but faces difficulties in the face of his non-understanding family.

2. 'Tangerine' - This comedy independent drama by Sean S. Baker premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and explores the all too real lives of transwoman sexworkers in Hollywood. For a low budget movie filmed almost completely using iPhones, its resonance is astounding.

3. 'Carol' - Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, this lesbian drama debuted in the US at the weekend; a story about a New York socialite in the 50s who is forced to hide her feelings for a younger woman from her estranged husband, or risk never seeing her daughter again. It's based on the romance novel 'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol'Carol' stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

4. 'Freeheld' - Similarly about two female lovers of very different ages, this is a true story of the turmoil that beheld police detective Laurel Hester and car mechanic Stacie Andree in 2005 when Laurel was diagnosed with terminal cancer. They did everything in their power to ensure that her pension benefits would be passed on to Stacie so that she could continue living in their home, but suffered significant pitfalls in that they were not a legal couple (i.e. they were unmarried). Julianne Moore and Ellen Page starred in the movie.

5. 'Jenny's Wedding' - Another story about ladies in love, 'Jenny's Wedding' is a comedy drama about the struggles one woman faces in the run up to her wedding with her girlfriend. Her family remain unaware of her identity, and even when they find out, Jenny finds herself having to explain a lot more than she bargained for to her ignorant relatives.

6. 'Stonewall' - Arguably one of the landmark events in LGBT history, 'Stonewall' follows the 1969 riots in New York City which saw the gay liberation movement bring about huge social change. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp and Caleb Landry Jones, it depicts the violent police clashes with startling brutality.

Stonewall'Stonewall' is a shocking true story