LGBTQ+ Studies: Find Films

This guide provides useful resources for research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, and for members and friends of the LGBT community.

Documentaries at the Library

The Celluloid Closet - A history of the role of gay men and lesbians in motion pictures, with excerpts from 120 different films.

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema - An overview of the recent history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.


Online Films

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Sexual Orientation

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Tal Como Somos: The Latino GBT Community

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The Gender Puzzle

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Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She

Fictional and Biographical Films at CSCC

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The Kids Are All Right - Nic and Jules must re-examine their relationship when their two teen-aged children locate the couple's sperm donor.

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Milk - His life changed history, his courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician.

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Transamerica - Bree Osborne, a pre-operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross-country trip that will change both their lives.

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Boys Don't Cry - The story of the life of  Brandon Teena, a transgender youth who was beaten, raped, and murdered.

Movie Spotlight

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Angels in America
Call Number: DVD 791.4572 A584

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized.

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Paris is Burning- This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene.

Moonlight- A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. 

Screaming Queens- Tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn

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