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The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out

by Jay Rosenstein

In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.

Independent Lens

Ask Not

by Johnny Symons

As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.

Independent Lens

Be Like Others

by Tanaz Eshaghian and Peter Wintonick

An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran through the eyes of young men choosing to undergo sex change surgery, Be Like Others explores the implications and sacrifices of those living on the fringes of an Islamic society.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Before You Know It

by PJ Raval

Set in Harlem, Portland, and Galveston, this documentary captures the experiences of several LGBTQ seniors as they navigate the adventures, challenges, and surprises of their “golden years.”

America ReFramed

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Beholder

by Nisha Ganatra

Sasha, a resident of the socially conservative gated community Red Estates, makes a discovery about her genetically engineered unborn child that causes her to rethink her allegiances.

FUTURESTATES

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Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

by Robert Levi

The composer of "Take the A-Train" and other Duke Ellington hits, Billy Strayhorn struggled with obscurity and prejudice as a successful gay man in the tumultuous middle of the 20th century.

Independent Lens

Black Is ... Black Ain't

by Marlon Riggs

Marlon Riggs's final film explores questions of "blackness" and black identity.

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

by Catherine Gund

Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is a wildly extreme action architect. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her dancers from the ground, to the wall, and to the sky.

Independent Lens

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Broken Heart Land

by Jeremy and Randy Stulberg

A conservative Oklahoma family is shattered when their gay teenage son commits suicide after a town debate about Gay and Lesbian History Month. As they unravel the mystery behind his death, they discover a tragic secret, and begin to question their own civic responsibility.

America ReFramed

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer

Despite his achievements as a master strategist and tireless activist in the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin was silenced and imprisoned — largely because he was an openly gay man in a homophobic era.

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