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     Against the Grain

    Against the Grain looks at the complexities of coming out amongst women in the API (Asian Pacific Islander) community. Looking at women within Los Angeles County, the film seeks to understand the struggles that occur between parents and their daughters as they try to accept them for who they are. Growing up in a traditional Asian American household, the idea of honor and respect is firmly impressed on their minds. Questions of honor, respect, and “saving face” come into play when looking at the coming out experience. These women cannot simply come out without reflecting on their parents in some shape or form, and thus the process itself becomes difficult to even endure.

     Out in the Open

    Out in the Open will, once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This uplifting documentary is geared towards at-risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers. Featuring interviews with celebrities, politicians, and everyday allies, this feel-good film asserts that all people should be celebrated.

    Audrey Mason-Hyde

    In this TED Talk Audrey speaks about gender identity before a live audience, Audrey's mother Sophie Hyde recalls fearing backlash. Audrey states that being non-binary is not a choice.

     Coming of Age in Cherry Grove: The Invasion

    Cherry Grove (Fire Island, NY) is the first openly LGBTQ community in the United States. One of the most accepting resort communities in the world, it is a place where everyone can discover who they really and enjoy being a free spirit. 

     Ahead Of The Curve

    With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. The film tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need  and how Curve can continue to serve the community.

     To Russia With Love

    Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors” was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence. Popular figure skater Johnny Weir was challenged to come out against the country he’d loved since childhood. Narrated by Jane Lynch, To Russia with Love takes viewers inside the Russian Open Games - a daring gay sports tournament held in Moscow three days after the Olympics - which was thwarted by authorities at every turn. Tennis champ Billie Jean King meets teen activist Vladislav Slavskiy who lives a besieged life in Sochi.

     Ball Culture of New York City

    As far back as the 1860s, LGBTQ+ people created safe spaces where they could celebrate their identities freely, holding grand masquerade balls that became the birthplace of drag culture. And in the 1920s, people of all ages and ethnicities converged on New York City to compete in secretive drag fashion shows and mingle with their peers. Ball culture, as it came to be known, continued to evolve in the 1960s and beyond.

     Marsha P. Johnson: Transgender Activist

    The story of Transgender Activist, Marsh P. Johnson, who dedicated her life to LGBTQ+ rights. For many people, taking part in activism is a choice, something they can choose to do or not to do, but for Marsha P Johnson, a low-income, Black, trans woman from New Jersey, campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights was a necessary, lifelong battle.

     Nasrin

    In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ, religious minorities, journalists, artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Even from prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman and secretly filmed by women and men who risked arrest, the film features acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s equally courageous husband Reza Khandan.

     The Case Against 8 

    A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

     The Freedom to Marry 

    The Freedom to Marry is the untold story of the most successful – and perhaps most inspiring – civil rights movement of our time. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as an architect of the movement, and his team as they wage a decades-long battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, providing a fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. This is both a primer for social change and a behind-the-scenes look at how regular people can actually make a difference.