Anders als die Andern (Different from the others) (1919)
I’ve always adored and admired Conrad Veidt and my admiration of him doubled when, a couple of years ago, I learned about Anders als die Andern…
A film (made as early as 19friggin’19!) that not only didn’t ridicule homosexuals but actually defended them – and where Veidt played the protagonist. The film did not survive in its entirety, only fragments remain – but it’s well worth watching.