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by Christie Herring
The true consequences of California’s Proposition 8 vote are revealed through the deeply compelling personal stories of several men and women fighting passionately in defense of same-sex marriage.
by Ela Troyano
The Carmelita Tropicana Story is an experimental narrative that explores the bicultural and bilingual experiences of Latinos and Latinas living in New York.
by Eric Slade and Jack Walsh
Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay examines how through a landmark lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, activist Harry Hay and his group, the Mattachine Society, changed the face of gay rights in America.
by Thomas Miller
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
by Julian Breece
Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.
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.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
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 Jasper Rischen and Saila Huusko
A gay, Mormon Native American runs for presidency of the Navajo Nation, mounting a family-run campaign born out of a genuine fury over pressing social issues facing the impoverished reservation. Remember My Name provides intimate and eye-opening portrait of what it means to be "different" in today’s Native America.
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.