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Suicide Kale
New couple Jasmine and Penny find an anonymous suicide note while on a brunch date with "perfect" lesbian couple, Jordan and Billie. They set out to uncover the mystery of its author. Winner of Best First U.S. Dramatic Feature at…
Buddies
When yuppie David volunteers to be a "buddy" to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert, a politically impassioned man abandoned by his friends and lovers. Released in 1985, BUDDIES was the first feature-length drama about…
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…
3 videos
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…
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,…
Fun in Boys Shorts
Every June, a packed house fills the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco for a raucous showcase of the finest in short gay men's films. Frameline, host to the oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, now brings the festival to…
7 videos
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Call Me Troy
Profiling the life and times of one of the gay community's most visible and tenacious advocates for change, Rev. Troy Perry, Call Me Troy is a truly inspirational story about a remarkable and dynamic individual whose activism was decades ahead…
The Paper Mirror
In the winter of 2010, Alison Bechdel is entrenched in the process of writing "Are You My Mother", a hauntingly personal graphic memoir about her mother, and a follow up of sorts to 2006's award-winning "Fun Home." Known best for…
Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of Act Up
James Wentzy's in-your-face Fight Back, Fight AIDS is a compilation of footage documenting the first ACT UP meeting in 1987 on New York City's Wall Street and continues to 2002. Amateur video recording - at the demonstration level and from…
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,…
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…
Decoding Alan Turing
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician, logician and cryptographer. A Cambridge graduate who was fundamental to cracking the Nazi's Enigma Code during WWII, Turing created what is hailed by some as the first modern computer and was a legendary innovator…
Yeah Kowalski!
Gabe Kowalski is a late bloomer and all-around misfit whose dad still cuts his hair. When Gabe's 'anonymous' question about his still smooth armpits is selected to be read aloud in sex-ed class, Gabe goes to great lengths to impress…
Change
An African-American teenager grapples with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected President and Proposition 8--the California voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage--is passed. When one of Jamie's friend group initiates the bullying of an openly gay…
A Self-Made Man
At a crucial turning point in his life, Tony Ferriaolo's inner voice said, "Create yourself." This credo once saved his life and now serves as a guiding principle as he educates gender non-conforming youth, as well as their parents. Lori…
Genderfreak
High School violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, starts the new school year determined to ask her crush, popular guy Pete, to the "Backwards Dance" where the girls ask the guys. Rachel's plans--and her ideas about gender--go…