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GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People) Documentary Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

Deep Run
"A powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex-partner, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support. But when Spazz falls in love again and summons up the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed trans-man, his candid humor and steadfast, all-inclusive Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences."

Freedom to Marry
"The epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. The Freedom to Marry follows Evan Wolfson, the architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues on this decades long battle, culminating in a dramatic fight at the United States Supreme Court. More than the saga of one movement's history, this is an inspiring tale of how regular people can actually win and how activists can effectively chang the minds and laws of the nation."

Gay Latino: Coming of Age
" 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."

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
"Revisits the much-publicized case of Matthew Shepard, the young man tortured and killed in 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming for being gay. Family and friends recount Shepard's life and the circumstances surrounding his murder."

The Needle: Breath In, Life Might Hurt a Little
" a portrait of Jose Quinones, -- a charismatic middle-aged, homosexual and transvestite man -- who has opened his home to people of all walks of life, especially to those deemed outcasts by society, and those who struggle with their self-esteem."

"Oriented follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv."

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
"... is a window into the life of Angela Bowen who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era, went on to become a classical ballerina, legendary dance teacher, a black lesbian feminist activist, writer and professor."

Political Animals
"...chronicles the ground-breaking LGBT civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state legislators -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets and into the halls of government."

States of Grace
"Chronicles the rehabilitation of renowned AIDs specialist Dr. Grace Dammann following an automobile accident and multiple surgeries that left her disabled and entirely dependent on assistance from others. Examines the relationships between Dammann, her life partner Nancy 'Fu' Schroeder, now her primary caregiver, and their adopted daughter, Sabrina, who has cerebral palsey."

Tab Hunter Confidential
"In the 1950s, movie star Tab Hunter was America's boy next door. Nothing, it seemed, could damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, but the fact that Tab Hunter was secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In this documentary we will meet for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy and healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster."