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Academic Video Online (AVON): LGBT Studies

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LGBT Studies  offers a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.

LGBT Studies, from Alexander Street, gives access to more than 470 videos and 400+ hours of video content  to support the study of LGBT Studies.

Access all LGBT content in Academic Video Online: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/lgbt-studies

Featured Content:Paris Was a Woman

Paris Was a Woman 

a documentary featuring the lives of lesbian ex-patriots living in France between The Great War and WWII, including Berenice Abbot, Djuna Barnes, and Gertrude Stein (with archival footage and interviews).

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Featured Content:Metamorphosis: Man into Woman

Metamorphosis: Man into Woman

which presents a candid, non-sensational look at the physical and emotional preparation in advance of gender reassignment surgery.

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Featured Content:Michael

Michael

a 1924 silent film by acclaimed filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, recognized as one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in movie history.

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Featured Content:Just Married: The Epic Battle Over Gay Marriage

Just Married: The Epic Battle Over Gay Marriage 

which examines the events in Massachusetts following the state supreme court’s 4:3 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

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Featured Content:Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement

Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement 

profiling the journeys of four gay Christians who did everything possible to become heterosexual by following the “treatment” protocols of the so-called ex-gay ministries.

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Featured Content:A Jihad for Love

A Jihad for Love 

a film that highlights gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

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Browse Fields of Interest

Fields of Interest

  • Gender and Sexuality (242)
  • HIV/Aids (27)
  • Homophobia and Discrim... (98)
  • LGBT in the Arts (35)
  • Politics and the Media (24)
  • Rights and Equality (100)
  • Social and Cultural Life (164)

Series/Periodicals

Series/Periodicals

  • 5 Shorts Against Homophobia
  • American Experience
  • Biography
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Creativity with Bill Moyers
  • Frontline
  • Investigative Reports
  • Temptation Game
  • Under the Sun

Browse Subjects

Subjects

Lesbians
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • LGBT life
  • Discrimination
  • Homophobia
  • Gender roles
  • Gay activism and activists
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Transgenderism
  • Gay rights