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COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET
COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET

LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

In this documentary about lesbian love, five elderly Swedish women, ages sixty to seventy-five, discuss their lives during a period when homosexuality was considered a perversion.

THIS WAY OUT
THIS WAY OUT

LGBTQ  Sociology  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of three individuals who escaped persecution at home based on their homosexuality to claim refugee status in the United States.

RED RAIN
RED RAIN

Women's Studies  Sociology  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

This documentary profiles Gina ‘Boom Boom’ Guidi and her rise to the top ranks of women’s professional boxing.

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RUNNING GAY

LGBTQ  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the participation of lesbians and gay men in sports, focusing on the homophobia they confront in mainstream sporting events and their recent efforts to organize gay teams, organizations and events.

PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY
PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY

American Studies  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  Children & Young Adult  Dance  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Filmmaker Hali Lee grew up in suburban Kansas City, where she remembers her own high school prom as a drag. In later years, however, she became obsessed with trying to understand the appeal of this quintessentially American tradition—was it the pageantry, the poignant pretensions of teenagers dressing up as ‘adults,’ the myth of prom as a pagan coming-of-age ritual, or the ersatz memories?

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RULES OF THE GAME

LGBTQ  New York City  Human Sexuality  Performing Arts  Children & Young Adult  Sociology 

Profiles four young people at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, which supports lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual youth.

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THE MOST UNKNOWABLE THING

Sociology  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  AIDS  Directed by Women 

In this unusual family portrait, filmmaker Mary Patierno focuses on her gay brother, David, recording significant events during the last years of his life. Shot over a period of five years,, the video portrays David's relationship with his gay lover, Carlos, their breakup, Carlos's falling ill with AIDS, followed by David's surprising decision to marry Connie, his female chiropractor, and become stepfather to her two children.

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KAMIKAZE SUMMER

American Studies  LGBTQ  Religion & Spirituality 

This unusual documentary reveals the "friendly" face of modern-day discrimination in America. A lesbian and a gay man from San Francisco, in an effort to discover why the Religious Right perceives homosexuality as a threat to civilization, embark on a road trip into the heartland of religious bigotry in America.

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GOD, GAYS AND THE GOSPEL

AIDS  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Christian church with a special outreach to gays and lesbians. The video discusses the church's philosophy and programs, as well as the Bible's views of homosexuality, AIDS and prejudice, and Christianity's traditional sexism.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving account of the issues parents face in coming to terms with having a lesbian or gay child, offering a powerful presentation of parents' struggles with society's traditional homophobia and the misinformation and fear about the so-called "Gay Agenda" cultivated by the Radical Right.

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NOT ALL PARENTS ARE STRAIGHT

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations 

Examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship within several different households where children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents.

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ALL GOD'S CHILDREN

African-American Studies  American Studies  LGBTQ  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Shows how the Black Church has embraced African-American lesbians and gay men as dedicated members of its spiritual family.

TRANSSEXUAL JOURNEY, A
TRANSSEXUAL JOURNEY, A

Human Sexuality  LGBTQ  Sociology 

Trapped nearly 40 years in a male's body, Katherine Elizabeth Cohen finally frees herself through a sex change. She had worn a mask for years, fulfilling the duties of a son, a husband, and a father. But at forty, Katherine cannot help but to put an end to the charade.

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HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM

LGBTQ  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Psychologists, psychiatrists and gay people speak directly to high school age youngsters and respond to their questions, concerns and fears about homosexuality.

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FRESH TALK

LGBTQ  Education  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features thirty young men and women, ages 15 to 24, who share their thought-provoking, humorous and sometimes painful reflections on sexuality and growing up.

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CHUCK SOLOMON: COMING OF AGE

AIDS  American Studies  LGBTQ 

An intimate portrait of Chuck Solomon, a mainstay of the San Francisco theatrical community, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985.

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JANE RULE...WRITING

Women's Studies  Literature  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Novelist Jane Rule's discussions of the craft and her philosophy of writing are blended with readings from Rule's novels and stories and an interview with Smith College professor Marilyn Schuster, who discusses plot, characterization and other aspects of fiction, moral statements in literature, and issues of freedom of expression and censorship.

FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE
FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE

Women's Studies  Political Science  Literature  Human Sexuality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Profiles the life and work of lesbian novelist, essayist, teacher and political activist Jane Rule. Blending interviews with archival footage and dramatic evocation's of Rule's writings, the documentary examines the author's lifelong interest in the intricacies and complexities of human relationships and communities, her continuing involvement in the struggle against censorship, and her conviction that we must all be able to live and love truthfully.

MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU

LGBTQ  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This autobiographical video, in which the filmmaker reveals his homosexuality to his mother, explores the awkward situation of being ‘out’ to friends but closeted to family.

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