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LGBTQ+ Resources: Videos & DVDs

Caitlyn Jenner on Looking in the Mirror

At age 65 Caitlyn Jenner transitioned from male to female. In this animation, she describes the duality of her former life, the response to her Olympic victory as Bruce Jenner, and what it was like to say goodbye to him.

YouTube page with transcript for "Call Me Caitlyn"


Kumu Hina

"Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe." Courtesy of Ethnographic Video Online.

Kumu Hina is also available as a DVD:

TED Talks: Morgana Bailey

Morgana Bailey: "The Danger of Hiding Your True Self"
After hiding her true self for 16 years, Morgana Bailey came out at TED. Why did she speak up now? In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.

TED Talk page with transcript for "The Danger of Hiding Who You Are"

See also these TED Talks Playlists:

Films On Demand: Fifty Shades of Gay

Artist iO Tillett Wright photographed 2,000 people who considered themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. Most people, it turns out, think of themselves as existing in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight.

Films on Demand page with transcript for "Fifty Shades of Gay"
TED Talk page with transcript for "Fifty Shades of Gay"

Films on Demand - Streaming Videos

Films On Demand: The Switch

"When someone changes his or her gender expression, who must make the greater adjustment -- the transgendered individual or the surrounding community? This program explores the impact of gender transition on friends, coworkers, and family members..."

Films on Demand page with transcript for "The Switch"

Films On Demand: Suited

Bindle & Keep, tailors in Brooklyn, New York, make suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. They consider each client's personal story as they create the perfect suit. Includes a transgender man getting a suit for his wedding, a law student going for interviews, and a 12-year-old trans boy who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. From HBO."Suited spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference, and living bravely in one's own skin, underscoring the important message that one size truly doesn't fit all."

Films on Demand page with transcript for "Suited"

Films On Demand: Assume Nothing

DVD Videos

DVDs are held at the HonCC Library Circulation Counter and may be checked out for 7 days.

In God's House: Asian American Lesbian & Gay Families in the Church
DVD 0076

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World
DVD 0089

Family Fundamentals
DVD 0090

Paragraph 175
DVD 0092

Soldier's Girl
DVD 0093

Before Stonewall: the Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
DVD 0099

Boys Don't Cry

DVD 0103

Ke Kulana He Māhu: Remembering a Sense of Place
DVD 0119

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture
DVD 0379

The Mask You Live In
DVD 0381

A Place in the Middle: the True Meaning of Aloha
DVD 0392


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