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Call Me Kuchu - Fighting Homophobia in Uganda
In Uganda, a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been introduced in Parliament while the media, church leaders, and American evangelicals are actively fueling the fire of intolerance. Amidst all the homophobic fervor, activist David Kato, the first openly gay man in…
Changing Our Minds - The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker
Academy Award winning director Richard Schmiechen (The Times of Harvey Milk) vividly portrays the life and work of the woman described by the Los Angeles Times as "The Rosa Parks of Gay Rights" in Changing Our Minds: The Story of…
Eye on the Guy - Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake
Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite, and master of the homoerotic pin-up. Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake explores the little-known world of Montreal's physique photography scene, a distinct gay subculture that emerged…
Framing Lesbian Fashion
A landmark 1992 film, Framing Lesbian Fashion looks at the evolution of lesbian attire and identity -butch/femme, flannel, androgyny, cross-dressing and drag, queer fluorescent, S/M and leather, lipstick and more. Featuring interviews with Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan, Arlene Stein, Kitty…
The Salt Mines - Latina Transwomen in New York
The Salt Mines explores the lives of Sara, Gigi and Giovanna, three Latina transwomen who for years have lived on the streets of Manhattan supporting their drug addictions through sex work. They made their temporary home inside broken garbage trucks…
To Be Takei - Actor and Activist, George Takei
Oh my! This award winning documentary features Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate, and spokesperson for racial justice; superstar George Takei. Best known for his groundbreaking role of Hikaru Sulu on a certain epic starship and its multi-ethnic crew, Takei…
Last Call at Maud's
Some genuinely wild women take center stage in Paris Poirier's vivacious and historical documentary about Maud's, the longest-running lesbian bar in the United States. This venerable San Francisco establishment opened in 1966, when lesbians were still very much in the…
Treasure - Hate Crimes Against the Transgender Community
The majority of the victims of hate violence homicides in the United States are transgender women. Transgender people of color are six times more likely to experience physical violence from the police. Shelly "Treasure" Hillard, a young African American transwoman,…
El Canto del Colibri - Latino Immigrant Men and Their LGBTQ Family Members
Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. This film aims to amplify their voices. "El Canto del Colibri," is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues…
Gaysians - Queer Asian-Americans Share Their Stories
Gaysians is an exploration of family, immigration and language through the voices of five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City. The subjects share stories about their families, and in doing so, shed light on the complicated histories that…
Mississippi: I Am
In 2006, 'NSync's Lance Bass came out publicly as gay. Once the "most beloved son" of his home state of Mississippi, Bass was instantly rejected and his hopes that Mississippi could ever embrace change were seemingly dashed. Four years later,…
Gender Matters - Transgender Youth
Six short films, including narratives and documentaries, delve into the lives of transgender & gender expansive young adults appear in this collection. Narrative short Eddie tells the story of a young Latina who's just one of the boys and a…
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No Secret Anymore - Founders of the Modern Lesbian Civil Rights Movement
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were partners in love and political struggle for over fifty years. With incisive interviews, rare archival images and warmhearted humor, No Secret Anymore reveals their inspiring public work, as well as their charming private relationship.…
Same Difference
Among the cries of "What about the children?" during the debate over California's Proposition 8, where were the voices of actual children? That's the question posed in Same Difference , a collaboration between renowned photographer Catherine Opie and award-winning filmmaker…
The Transformation - Reconciling Identity After HIV Diagnosis
Carlos Aparicio and Susana Aikin's The Transformation follows one person's journey to reconcile their identity, religion, class, and sexual orientation following harrowing news. In the groundbreaking 1990 documentary The Salt Mines, Sara was one of three female identified sex workers…
Voices From the Front - AIDS Activism
In New York City, a distraught activist confronts the mayor with a story of a friend who languished on a cot in an emergency room hallway for nine days, only to die 48 hours after leaving the hospital. In 1988,…
Passing - Profiling the Lives of Young Transmen of Color
Profiling the lives of three young transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each man perceives his own journey with gender after…
Teens Like Phil
Teens Like Phil explores the complicated and painful circumstances surrounding a relationship in an effort to better understand the roots of the bullying epidemic. Phil, a shy, insecure teenager growing up in an affluent suburb, is trapped in the painful…
Expanding Gender - Youth Out Front
These four short documentaries explore the varied identities of trans and gender expansive youth and young adults. In Tomgirl we meet Jake, a confident and lovable gender expansive seven-year-old who invites us into his world of hockey playing and skirt…
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Gay USA - 1977 Pride Parades
In his groundbreaking documentary of queer cinema, Arthur Bressan created a queer American panorama when he commissioned filmmakers throughout the country to record all June 1977 Pride parades and marches. He then cut on-the-street interviews of particpants talking about their…