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The Question of Equality

by David Meieran

The gay and lesbian civil rights movement from Stonewall through the late '90s.

Real Boy

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.

Scout's Honor

by Tom Shepard

A teenage boy and a 70 year-old man — both heterosexuals dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) — tackle the BSA's antigay policies, showing what can happen when gay and straight Americans unite with a common purpose.

POV

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

by Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, and Jack Walsh

When San Francisco police raided a popular late-night hangout for transgendered people in 1966, the patrons unexpectedly fought back, helping to launch a broader fight of human rights in America.

Seeds of Summer

by Hen Lasker, Edna Kowarsky, and Elinor Kowarsky

At an army base in the heart of Israel's southern desert two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce fighters.

Global Perspectives Collection

Tales of the Waria

by Kathy Huang

Four transgender individuals in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, search for love and acceptance with unexpected results.

Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices

True-Hearted Vixens

by Mylene Moreno

A 1-hour documentary about three women bucking convention: chasing dreams of professional athletic careers in a start-up tackle football league.

POV

Two Spirits

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.

Independent Lens

Water Flowing Together

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.

Independent Lens

We Were Here

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.

Independent Lens

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