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With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. The film tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community.
Belgian choreographer Alain Platel asked a number of older drag queens and trans cabaret artists to perform onstage one last time in his piece Gardenia, which became a global success. The film intercuts shots from Gardenia with interviews in which these performers talk about the choices they made, going against the grain of conventions in order to become themselves. The contrast between their outrageous performances and their vulnerability offers unsettling but multifaceted insight into these remarkable individuals.
The Freedom to Marry is the untold story of the most successful – and perhaps most inspiring – civil rights movement of our time. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement, and his team as they wage a decades-long battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. This is both a primer for social change and a behind-the-scenes look at how regular people can actually make a difference.
Indianara, a bigger-than-life revolutionary character and her group who lead a fight for the survival of transgender people in Brazil. Shot during tumultuous times in Brazil while Michel Temer is president, while the Marielle Franco is killed in cold blood, Indianara is an incredible woman, a Gena Rowlands of sort who doesn’t take no for an answer. She cares about humanity and decency for all. In the shelter she founded, in the streets and during demonstrations, she fights for her ideals, including her relationship with Maurice, her husband. Nearing fifty, facing political attacks and the advance of totalitarianism, she commits a real act of resistance.
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York.
The interdisciplinary study of gender identity and sexual orientation is no longer a new field, but it is certainly one of the most dynamic in academia. The rapid growth of sexual diversity studies has generated demand for more accessible sources for LGBTQ+ history, and related civil rights movements, as well as authentic narratives from these communities.
“Who’s on Top?” (narrated by George Takei) is the emotional story of members of the LGBTQ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and demonstrate their diverse journeys in overcoming physical and figurative mountains.
Walt Whitman rises from a hardscrabble boyhood in New York to write Leaves of Grass in 1855 that revolutionizes poetry. This episode explores the mystery of how a seemingly ordinary writer, with little education or training, could have created such a literature-altering masterpiece. Many of Whitman’s most famous poems are profiled including “There Was a Child Went Forth,” “I Hear America Singing,” “Song of the Open Road,” “I Sing the Body Electric,” and “Song of Myself.”
The poet publishes Leaves of Grass, receives a fateful letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and moves to Washington to care for sick and injured Civil War soldiers. This episode brings to life such renowned poems as “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking,” “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim,” and “The Wound-Dresser.”
Whitman falls in love, explores war and assassination in his poetry, yet becomes disillusioned by the Gilded Age that ensues. He recovers from a debilitating stroke to live out his days in Camden NJ, where he continues to write poetry. This episode includes powerful readings of some of Whitman’s most acclaimed poems including “When Lilacs Last in the Doory’d Bloomed,” “O Captain! My Captain!” “O Me! O Life!” “Prayer of Columbus,” and “Goodbye My Fancy.”