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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
The Stonewall Uprising Stonewall Uprising explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
Call Number: HQ76.8.U6 S76 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Fabulous! the story of queer cinema An overview of the history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee's Brokeback mountain (2005)
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 F33 2005
Publication Date: 2005
The Normal Heart This HBO Films drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
Call Number: PN1997.M87 N67 2014
Publication Date: 2014
For the Bible Tells Me So Brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American familes - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member.
Call Number: BS680.H67 F67 2008
Publication Date: 2008
One Nation Under God Two former leaders of an "ex-gay" ministry expose and ridicule therapies and techniques used by some Christian organizations to attempt to change the sexual orientation of homosexuals, along with commentary from gay leaders.
Call Number: BV4437.5 .O54 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Out at Work by In 1992 Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant outside Atlanta, received a termination paper stating that she was fired for "failing to demonstrate normal heterosexual values." She was shocked to discover that in more than 40 American states it was legal to fire workers simply because of their sexual orientation. OUT AT WORK chronicles the stories of three gay workers: a cook, an auto worker and a New York Public Library clerk, as they seek workplace safety, job security and employee benefits for gay and lesbian workers. 54 minutes This DVD also includes Out at Work: America Undercover, an HBO special featuring two of the stories in the original Out At Work, as well as the shocking story of Mark Anderson, a stock trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, who was ridiculed, sexually harassed, had his car stolen by his superiors and repainted with homophobic slurs, and eventually terminated. 58 minutes
Call Number: HF5549.5.S47 O98 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Between Friends and Family In 2008, Rick was in his first year of film school when his neighbors, Mel and Carey, asked if he would be willing to help them to start a family. He agreed, and after having some conversations and signing a contract, officially became their known donor. During the first pregnancy, Rick became interested in personal documentaries and asked Mel and Carey if they would be willing to let him make a film about their process of becoming mothers. At the time, the three thought they were making a film that would be informative for other people starting families in similar circumstances. However, while filming was underway, Rick, Mel, and Carey all ended up needing each others' help in ways they hadn't previously anticipated. Rick looked to Mel and Carey for support during his divorce, Mel and Carey shared their frustrations with the North Carolina legal system's stance on same-sex parenting, and the three began to trust each other because of and despite the unconventional circumstances in which they were a part
Publication Date: 2013
Anti-Gay Hate Crime Featuring interviews with experts who describe why crimes against gays have reached such a boiling point, this edition of Investigative Reports takes a discerning look at an escalating issue in American society
Publication Date: 1999
I'm Coming Out Ahmad is a 24-year-old gay man who is comfortable with his sexual identity. Neil is a 55-year-old gay man hoping to overcome a lifetime of hiding who he really is. This program accompanies the two when they return home with the idea of coming out to family members. Though their lifestyles are different, Neil and Ahmad share the same fears and sensitivities as they consider the impact their news will have on loved ones. Ironically, Neil is the one who eventually reveals his sexuality; Ahmad cannot bear the pain he imagines he might inflict. Filmed with respect for the feelings of both the men and those they come out to, the video provides a candid glimpse into a long struggle for acceptance and stands as encouragement to those in a similar place
Publication Date: 2010
Mississippi Queen: The GLBT Community and Ex-gay Ministries in the South This critically acclaimed documentary by gay filmmaker Paige Williams explores the complex relationship between the GLBT community and ex-gay ministries in the South. Her personal struggle to reconnect with her parents, Judy and Jerry-devout Southern Baptists and founders of Mississippi's only ex-gay ministry-forms the core of a gentle yet probing film that challenges stereotypes, homophobia, the concept of identity, and collective shared beliefs about sexuality and religion. Mississippi Queen is "even-keeled and two-sided," says Paige, and "looks at both sides of the coin-homosexuality is a sin and homosexuality is not a sin." Additional commentary is provided by ex-gay ministers Wendy Leger and Sarah Cart, Love in Action's John Smid, and others who offer their opinions, reactions, and insights
Publication Date: 2010
The Politics of Gay Marriage When Vice President Joe Biden said he now believes same-sex marriages should be protected under law it touched off a new round of political culture wars. NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill hosts a debate between Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage, and gay rights advocate Richard Socarides.
Publication Date: 2012
U.S. Supreme Court: Proposition 8 and Same-Sex Marriage In February 2012, a federal appeals court ruled 2-1 against banning same-sex marriage in California, upholding a lower court's ruling. NewsHour correspondents Spencer Michels reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the decision and the next steps with David Boies of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage.
Publication Date: 2012
Why the Rutgers Webcam Case Gleaned National Attention Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in prison for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate who later jumped to his death from a bridge. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown and The New York Times' Kate Zernike discuss the ruling and its implications.
Publication Date: 2012