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GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People) Documentary Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Beauty before Age
"Explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community through interviews with gay men from ages 19 to 77."

Gay Latino: Coming of Age
"..is a documentary following the lives of three young gay Latino men who are searching for their identity as they deal with issues of family, machismo, religion, culture, and living in LA. Sharing their journey with us are Alejandro 'Alex' Aldana an undocumented immigrant hipster from Mexico, Brian Pacheco a Salvadoran activist and Berkeley graduate, and Carlos Gomez a Mexican American from South Central Los Angeles who wants to get away from the gang life. The film portrays through footage that is interlaced with poetic visuals of an Aztec dancer in the hills around Los Angeles to covey the independent journey of self-discovery."

Gay Sex in the 70's
"Focuses on the sexual promiscuity among gays in New York City after the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 but before the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s through the use of candid first-hand interviews, photographs and films of the era."

Gay Youth
"Explores the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Isolation frequently leads them to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and even suicide. Designed to break the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality, it shows that information, acceptance, and support can make differences in the lives of these young people."

Gen Silent: A Documentary about LGBT Aging
"Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse in the care setting that many are hiding their lives to survive. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help. But a growing number of people are fighting to keep their elders from being silenced."

Paris Is Burning
"Filmed between 1987 and 1989, Paris is burning explores the world of New York drag balls and voguing competitions."

Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
"...chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association. Roping and riding across north America for the past 30 years, the IGRA's courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. And along the way, they'll bust every stereotype in the book."

The Sons of Tennessee Williams
"Tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public 'drag balls'  that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years."

Tongues Untied
"In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States. Although he deals with social ostracism and fear of AIDS, he affirms the beauty and significance of the gay black man."

Two Spirits
"Examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of a gay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a nádleehí or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered in a hate crime at the age of sixteen. Discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine."

Year We Thought About Love
"Behind the scenes of the nation's longest running LGBTQ youth theater, based in Boston