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The Media and LGBTQ+

Frameline Voices
This great organization has a bunch of short films about LGBTQ+ people, focusing on queer people of color, youth, the elderly, and other less visible populations.

Register your GSA with Frameline Voices to get a free copy of this years featured collection: Resistance and Resilience: QTPOC Local to Global

Discussion Activities
Check out this google doc for discussion questions for the video "Playing with Gender", a re-imagining of a 1950's informational video introducing the idea of transgender identities. 

This video is a 20 minute documentary about a Native American person who identifies as a Two Spirit man.  He discusses his culture, their history, and the way that the culture is being preserved and revitalized.

Suggested Videos

Ovarian Psycos
Available through April 26th on PBS!
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.  

Free Documentary on Stonewall Activist Marsha P. Johnson
This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson who was a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, starving actress, and Saint. With her final interview from 1992, director Michael Kasino captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. 

No Secret Anymore Now Streaming

Celebrate Women's History Month with No Secret Anymore, a documentary about two founders of the modern lesbian civil rights movement. When Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon launched the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, it became the first public organization for lesbians in the United States. No Secret Anymore delves into social and political change in American history for the LGBTQ community by exploring the lives of two unapologetic activists who were partners in love and political struggle for 50 years.

Bring a film screening to Your School!

Political Animals

Political Animals is an award-winning film that chronicles how four determined lesbian legislators overcame entrenched opposition to secure basic LGBTQ civil rights and pave the way for marriage equality. Their groundbreaking success provides inspiration and a blueprint for defending LGBTQ rights today. This film is available for classroom or community use from The Video Project. Visit The Video Project to learn more.

The Youth and Gender Media Project

We tell stories about young people fighting to be true to themselves.

    At the Youth and Gender Media Project, we believe all young people should be encouraged to be themselves, free from the fear of bullying or discouragement. Our mission is to support educators, families and youth who want to create inclusive communities by providing them with ground-breaking videos and curricula about gender expansive youth.

Check out the trailers for their films!