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Growing Up Gay
In this eye-opening and timely film, young pop culture icon Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues and opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. The outspoken frontman of British band, Years and Years, Olly is a powerful voice on mental health, bullying, and LGBT rights. He has broken taboos with music videos that celebrate queer identities, and spoken openly about his own sexuality and ongoing struggles with anxiety. In the film, he talks about homophobic bullying, eating and anxiety disorders, and what can be done to address them.
Queer Icon Series
This series celebrates the trajectory and success of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Exploring their life stories from the background, upbringing to coming out, career, and activism, the series aims to highlight the strides made by these individuals in increasing acceptance for queer people as well as educating the community at large to be more comfortable with people of all genders and sexualities.
From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls), Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. Clothier duo Rae Tutera and Daniel Friedman take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect suit. Among those who share their unique stories are a transgender man preparing for his wedding, a New York City cab driver looking to feel comfortable for a big birthday, a young law student struggling through job interviews, and a 12-year-old trans boy whose bravery is only rivaled by his nervousness about looking good for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. A modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing, this illuminating documentary elucidates the private and emotional experience that those who struggle with gender identity go through when it comes to fashion. With heart and optimism, Suited spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference, and living bravely in one's own skin, underscoring the important message that one size truly doesn’t fit all. An HBO Production.
Modern Love: Stories for a New Millennium
Modern Love looks at remarkable individuals who are forging new relationship trends in the 21st century. The award-winning documentaries examine couples who have found new alternatives for building lasting love in our post-modern world. We see swingers; a multiple partner marriage; a marriage with one gay partner and one straight; and a lasting marriage of two women, one of whom used to be a man. Who said love was simple?
From a historical perspective on AIDS to the brutal slaying of Matthew Shepherd, After Stonewall exposes 30 years of struggle and hope since the 1969 uprising at Stonewall Bar in New York's Greenwich Village. A sequel to his 1986 Emmy Award-winning Before Stonewall, director John Scagliotti returns to the place where he left off, examining how the movement has expanded from activists on the fringe to a worldwide movement. Narrated by famed musician Melissa Etheridge, the film highlights the victories and defeats, challenges and uncertainties faced by the movement as the economic, political, and social tides fade and flow. Originally aired on PBS in 1999, After Stonewall features testimonies from numerous activists and gay rights supporters, including novelist Dorothy Allison, Congressman Barney Frank, ACT-UP founder Larry Kramer, and best-selling author Rita Mae Brown.
Call Number: DVD HQ76.8.U5 A38 2005 Copy 1
An American Family
On January 11, 1973, Americans stepped into the home of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California. Chronicling the lives of its family members, the series made them household names. During the seven months that they lived in front of the camera, viewers watched dramatic life events unfold, including Pat asking for a separation from her husband Bill, and the bohemian New York lifestyle of their gay son, Lance. A 2-hour compilation of the most memorable and compelling moments of the series.
Call Number: DVD HQ536 .A44 2011 Copy 1
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
A documentary portrait of San Francisco's first openly gay politician, city supervisor Harvey Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk might not have been made but for the tragic circumstances of Milk's death. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, a former city supervisor who was desperate to regain his post, entered City Hall with a gun and murdered both San Francisco's mayor, George Moscone, and Milk. At the trial, White's lawyer skillfully turned the jury's attention away from his client's public anti-gay statements to focus on White's spotless record and his extremely agitated mental state on the day of the murders. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to a relatively brief jail term, sparking a demonstration and riot by gay supporters of the murdered men. The film considers Milk's accomplishments and his exceptional popularity; this is not an objective look at a man, but a celebration of a martyr. Winner of an Academy award for Best Documentary Feature, The Times of Harvey Milk was released while White was serving his sentence; he was paroled in 1984 and committed suicide the next year.
Call Number: DVD HQ76.2.C25 T56 2011 Copy 1
This film is the extraordinary video diary of living with AIDS. From the emotional challenge of living with a fatal illness to the frustration of maintaining daily routines once considered simple.
Call Number: DVD RC607.A26 S55 2003 Copy 1