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10 Essential Films That Portray The The Struggle For Acceptance And Equality

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    • Ihadtosayit

      Marlon Riggs’ essay film Tongues United gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry (by Essex Hemphill and other artists), music, performance and Riggs’ autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style, and culture, as well its fierce response to oppression. It opened up opportunities for dialogue among and across communities.

      May 29, 2014 at 7:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • molalx

      Also “Word is Out” (1977); “Tongues Untied” (1989); “Paragraph 175” (2000);
      Great job guys!

      May 29, 2014 at 7:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      Situated in various locations throughout the City of Angels, Jonathan Menendez’s braided documentary Gay Latino Los Angeles presents the frank, compelling testimonials of three Latino twenty-somethings from different backgrounds and charts their self-discovery and growth over a two-year period. Alex is a Mexican hipster whose hopes for an education and a better life in the U.S. are compromised by his undocumented status. Brian is a Salvadoran who—though educated at UC Berkeley—lacks confidence to enter the workplace even as he yearns to better the world through engaged activism. And Carlos is a Chicano homeboy from South LA whose party lifestyle is self-destructive compensation for not being able to fully come out of the closet. Menendez nests these three testimonials within imagery of an Indigenous tradition that asserts that the search for identity among gay Latinos will lead to the recovery of a rich, neglected history specific to the region.

      May 29, 2014 at 8:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from within and without, “A Jihad for Love” is a daring documentary filmed in twelve countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is loudest, filming with great risk in nations where government permission to make this film was not an option.

      “A Jihad for Love” is Mr. Sharma’s debut and is the world’s first feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality.

      May 29, 2014 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexfromlx

      @Ihadtosayit: hehehe on the same wavelength! :)

      May 29, 2014 at 8:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      This is part 1 of a film about Asian & Pacific Islander families and their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children.

      If you like the video or find it helpful, please visit our website to make a donation to support our work for API families!


      May 29, 2014 at 8:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      Ever wonder what your sex life is like if you’re gay and have a disability?


      Be sure to check out the other video in this series

      May 29, 2014 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey

      And so much of our progress would not have been possible without this woman.

      Oscar nominated for best Doc

      May 29, 2014 at 8:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skylerbound

      [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL_vrb4-6_0&w=560&h=315%5D

      May 29, 2014 at 8:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skylerbound

      Can’t embedd. But Yeah The Celluloid Closest and Before Stonewall AND After Stonewalls are also essential viewing as well

      May 29, 2014 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien

      What a great movies I will try to see them all. PS, Christianity is a mental illness Christian, are mentally ill.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      The place of gay and lesbian congregation and clergy within various Christian denominations has become an increasingly controversial issue in recent decades, and many conservative Christian leaders have justified church polices which limit the participation of homosexuals in the church (as well as support of legislation against gay marriage or civil rights for gays) by citing certain passages of the Holy Bible. But what do these passages really mean? How accurate is their translation from the original holy texts? And have they been used outside of proper context to justify a political agenda that runs counter to Christian ideals of acceptance and forgiveness? ‘For The Bible Tells Me So’ is a documentary, which looks at the ongoing battle of gays and lesbians to celebrate their faith without denying their sexual preferences. The film includes interviews with a number of conservative Christian families as well as V. Gene Robinson, who became the first officially ordained Anglican bishop; political activist and spiritual leader Bishop Desmond Tutu; and Chrissy Gephardt, the openly lesbian daughter of Congressman Dick Gephardt. For The Bible Tells Me So was directed by Daniel Karslake, longtime producer of the PBS news and public affairs series In The Life.

      See the ENTIRE VIDEO here:

      May 29, 2014 at 9:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      Flag Wars is a 2003 American documentary film about the conflict between two communities during the gentrification of a Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. Filmed in a cinéma vérité style, the film is an account of the tension between the two historically oppressed communities of African-Americans and gays in Columbus’ Olde Towne East neighborhood.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      “Out Late” is an inspirational and moving documentary about five individuals who made the courageous and life altering decision to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender, after the age of 55.

      Why did they wait until their 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s to come out? And what was the turning point that caused each of them to openly declare their sexuality? From Canada to Florida, to Kansas, we explore what ultimately led these dynamic individuals to make the liberating choice to live openly and honestly amongst their family, friends and community, perhaps for the first time in their lives.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      This long, hard look into the masculine physical ideal that many gay men pursue piles on the chiseled bodies and probes topics including plastic surgery, steroids, the gay porn industry, circuit parties, and the pros and cons of living one’s life as eye candy.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      Trembling Before G-d is an 2001 American documentary film about gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. It was directed by Sandi Simcha DuBowski, an American who wanted to compare Orthodox Jewish attitudes to homosexuality with his own upbringing as a gay Conservative Jew.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KDub

      Looks like Graham has been upstaged. lol

      @Mezaien: You sound just like the homophobes that say homosexuality is a mental illness. Hypocrite much?

      May 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lhpr

      Sex IS… (1993) a film by Marc Huestis and Lawrence Helman

      May 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ingyaom

      Don’t forget about “Beautiful Thing”.

      May 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jenni Olson

      What a great piece! And how wonderful to see all the contributions here. And let me just add — LOVE FREE OR DIE, the amazing portrait of Bishop Gene Robinson.

      May 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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