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Born to Be
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A deeply moving, clarifying, and brave film that follows the emotional and physical journey of several transgender and non-binary people as they are under...Show more A deeply moving, clarifying, and brave film that follows the emotional and physical journey of several transgender and non-binary people as they are under the care of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. Through a series of vignettes, the film highlights how important compassion within the medical institution is to the patients' physical and mental health. Show less
Maurice
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Set against the repressive conformity of English society in 1909, Maurice is a film that sensitively explores the ramifications of forbidden love between two young men at Cambridge during a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment. Set against the repressive conformity of English society in 1909, Maurice is a film that sensitively explores the ramifications of forbidden love between two young men at Cambridge during a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment. Show less
Saturday Church
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In this New York Times Critics’ Pick, Saturday Church follows Ulysses, a shy 14-year old boy who struggles with questions about his gender identity, but finds refuge by creating a world filled with dance and music. In this New York Times Critics’ Pick, Saturday Church follows Ulysses, a shy 14-year old boy who struggles with questions about his gender identity, but finds refuge by creating a world filled with dance and music. Show less
Call Her Ganda
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A powerful documentary that covers the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year old Filipino trans women. In 2014, in Olongapo, Philippines, Jennifer L...Show more A powerful documentary that covers the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year old Filipino trans women. In 2014, in Olongapo, Philippines, Jennifer Laude was killed by Joseph Scott Pemberton, a 19-year-old Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Three women; an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer’s mother demand justice as the case exposes political tensions between the United States and the Philippines. Show less
Misfits: LGBT Teens Coming Out in the Bible Belt
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Misfits follows three American teenagers coming of age and coming out in conservative Tulsa, Oklahoma. The film delicately shows their struggle to find acceptance and self-realization in a community that is still largely hostile to their identities. Misfits follows three American teenagers coming of age and coming out in conservative Tulsa, Oklahoma. The film delicately shows their struggle to find acceptance and self-realization in a community that is still largely hostile to their identities. Show less
Gaysians: Queer Asian-Americans Share Their Stories
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Gaysians is an illuminating short film that tells the personal stories of five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City. The film explores throu...Show more Gaysians is an illuminating short film that tells the personal stories of five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City. The film explores through their voices crucial stories about their cultures, about immigration, and about the histories that shaped their lives and relationships. Show less
Fair Haven
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This quiet and delicate indie drama follows James, a young piano prodigy who returns home from a long stay in anti-gay conversion therapy. James struggle...Show more This quiet and delicate indie drama follows James, a young piano prodigy who returns home from a long stay in anti-gay conversion therapy. James struggles to meet family expectations while also contending with his feelings for his former lover, Charlie. Show less
The Queen: Behind the Scenes of a 1967 Drag Beauty Pageant
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Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race will love this extraordinary documentary about drag queens competing for the crown of the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pa...Show more Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race will love this extraordinary documentary about drag queens competing for the crown of the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant. The Queen takes us backstage to kiki with contestants as they spill the tea, rehearse, throw shade and transform into their drag personas. Show less
We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco
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A powerful and intimate history of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco told through a combination of first-hand testimony, archival photography and TV news...Show more A powerful and intimate history of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco told through a combination of first-hand testimony, archival photography and TV news footage. We Were Here offers a profound tribute to the generation that suffered through and came together in response to the crisis. Show less
Rafiki
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Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conse...Show more Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Show less
The Case Against 8: Following Gay Marriage Rights to the Supreme Court
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A gripping documentary on the historic case to overturn Californian’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Case Against 8 is an example of an impassioned and riv...Show more A gripping documentary on the historic case to overturn Californian’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Case Against 8 is an example of an impassioned and riveting piece of documentary journalism that follows the plaintiffs as they find themselves at the center of the legal controversy. Show less
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