To elevate means to raise something or list something up. Understanding LGBT intersectionality (e.g. race/ disability) makes us better allies. Understanding our privileges (or lack thereof) means that we'll be better at identifying when it is our duty to elevate the needs of others above our own. AND BREATHE NORMALLY is an Icelandic social-realist drama about the treatment of refugees and LGBT community. The Icelandic backdrop is appropriately dramatic, reflecting the rough edges of poverty that the characters are navigating.