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LGBTQIA Resources

This guide provides information about LGBTQ resources found in the Durham Tech libraries and online.

DVD's at the Library, by release year

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The Most Dangerous Year

HQ 77.965 .U6 M67 2019

As a wave of bills limiting access to public restrooms by transgender people sweeps across the U.S., the families of transgender children in Washington State mount a civil rights battle in their own state.

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UB 418 .T72 T75 2019

At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect.

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Boy Erased

PN 1997.2 .B69 2019

Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents. 

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My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo)

PN 1997.2 .M9 2018

Drama, Foreign Language, Romance
One day, Lorenzo's father decides to host the son of a friend from Buenos Aires named Caito, who had to go to hospital for a long stay. At first, Caito appears shy, tough, and hardly ever speaks, but over time the two boys become friends. However, Caito quickly wears out his welcome with Lorenzo's parents. Spanish dialogue; English subtitles.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

PN 1997.2 .M56 2018

In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners, including the amputee stoner Jane and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit Adam. Together, this group of teenagers forms an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

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Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica)

 PN 1997.2 .F36 2018

Drama, Foreign Language
Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Spanish dialogue; optional French and English subtitles.

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PN 1997.2 .A185 2018

Closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.

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PN 1997.2 .M66 2017

A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

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Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

HQ 1075 .G46 2017

his documentary examines the roles of science, society and culture with regard to gender, and sheds light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance and love.

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PN 1997.2 .C37 2016

Drama, Romance
Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.

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Danish Girl

PN 1997.2 .D36 2016

Drama, Romance
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

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Growing Up Trans

HQ 1075 .G769 2015

An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, this installment of Frontline examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.

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Boy Meets Girl

PN 1997.2 .B694 2015

Comedy, Drama, Romance
A poignant, sexy, romantic coming of age comedy about three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky. Robby and Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. Francesca, a beautiful young debutante, is waiting for her Marine fiancé to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky.

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Call Me Kuchu

 HQ 76.3 .U33 C353 2013

Documentary, Drama
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and fellow activists work to defeat the legislation while combating persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

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How to Survive a Plague

RA 643.8 .H69 2013

Documentary, History
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.


HQ 77.7 .T736 2012

TRANS is an up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters.

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The Stonewall Uprising

HQ 76.8 .U6 S76 2011

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.

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The Times of Harvey Milk

 F 869 .S353 M549 2011

Biography, Documentary
This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California.

Word is Out: stories of some of our lives

HQ 76.3 .U5 W673 2010

More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay or lesbian.

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The Kids are All Right

PN 1997.2 .K53 2010

Comedy, Drama
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

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Fatherhood Dreams

HQ 75.27 .F385 2007

This film presents the personal lives of four gay men who always wanted to be fathers and who are now fulfilling their dreams.

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Tying the Knot

HQ 1034 .U5 T95 2005

Tying The Knot poignantly explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights. It uncovers the meaning of marriage, focusing appropriately on rights, privilege, and love.

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