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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 Nicole Opper
Avery is an African American teenager and the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms in Brooklyn. She is on a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas and begin to uncover the missing pieces of her identity.
by Meema Spadola
A look at what is means to grow up with two mothers or two fathers instead of a mother and a father, or to have your mother or father leave a heterosexual marriage for a same sex union.
The world’s only LGBT political party counts on the support of working-class queer hairdressers and transgender beauty queens to help elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress in a historic campaign to find their voice.
by Franklin Getchell, Janet Cole, and Juanita Anderson
A frank, realistic look at real-life issues that impact those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
by Paris Poirier and Karen Kiss
A history of the forces that have brought lesbians and gay men together and sometimes wedged them apart.
by David Meieran
The gay and lesbian civil rights movement from Stonewall through the late '90s.
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 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.
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.