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by Macky Alston and Sandra Itkoff
Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
by Yoruba Richen
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.
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By Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Based in the heart of Los Angeles’ Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.
by Shaleece Haas
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Gwizdalski, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his transition from female to male, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.
by Lydia Nibley
Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.
by Gwendolen Cates
In 2005, the remarkable dancer Jock Soto retired from the New York City Ballet at age 40, after a 24-year career. His journey as an openly gay man of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disparate influences that shaped him.
by David Weissman
When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.
by Yony Leyser
Those who knew the iconic beat author best examine the interplay between his public persona and his private life.