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Code Academy

by Nisha Ganatra

The Equal Futures Academy addresses gender disparity by keeping boys and girls separate until 18. But at what price to these teenagers’ identities?


Coming Out Under Fire

by Arthur Dong

Gay and lesbian soldiers in World War II found themselves fighting two wars: one for their country; the other as targets of military policy.

Daddy & Papa

by Johnny Symons

Exploring the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood through the stories of four families, Daddy & Papa looks at gay fathers who face both the routine and revolutionary challenges of becoming parents.

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by Derek Hallquist

Denial is a movie about electricity, gender, filmmaking, and all the ways we lie to ourselves even when faced with overwhelming facts. It is the story of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths against the backdrop of a global crisis.

Dottie Gets Spanked

by Todd Haynes

In one of his early short films — and the only one made for TV — writer/director Todd Haynes tells the post-war suburban tale of a boy whose obsession with an I Love Lucy-esque television comedienne exacerbates his social status as a “feminino,” and his father’s disgust at his “sissified” ways.

Elliot King Is Third

by Rosemarie Troche

In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified “third.” But can he change his identity in an attempt to build a safer life?


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Flag Wars

by Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras

What happens when gay white people move into a black working-class neighborhood? This up-close look at gentrification leads viewers on a journey into a divided community.


Fresh Kill

by Shu Lea Cheang

A cyberpunk narrative set in a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where cats glow in the dark, fish lip sushi is the rage, and an eco-terrorist crisis is imminent.

Golden Threads

by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton

Profiling the life of lesbian activist Christine Burton, Golden Threads is about growing old in America.


The Great Pink Scare

by Tug Yourgrau and Dan Miller

The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.

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