LGBTQ* Full Documentary You May Have Missed
Personal Note: This documentary features Ryan Sallans during the early stages of his transition. I remember watching it a few years ago, around the same time I was gearing up to launch KNOWhomo’s tumblr page. At the time I had no idea I would have the opportunity to talk to Ryan and get to know him through Tumblr, events, outreach, and a few emails back-and-forth.
Gender Rebel Documentary
Back story from Ryan:
In 2005….when I first began my transition I ended up being part of the LOGO channel’s Real Momentum Series. The documentary I took part in was Gender Rebel. It use to be available to watch for free on LOGO…if folks haven’t watched it but would like to, I found the full version here.
As a side note: This documentary was one of the first of its kind to look at the term and identity “genderqueer” being one of the first….it doesn’t cover the term as it would be today. For me, I was questioning when I first contacted by the casting director and due to the strain that I had in my romantic relationship I was trying to compromise my identity…so I was testing out a genderqueer identity but discovered that didn’t fit me…this realization evolved as the crew was actually filming which makes for an interesting view of 1) identity development and 2) the conflict that can happen in a relationship that used to be lesbian-identified.
So in short, I recommend watching the documentary for the individual journey of each person featured and not for the expectation that the term genderqueer will be explored.
I also recognize that the characters are all Caucasian, this is due to the fact that other people cast decided not to participate when it was time for filming.
LGBTQ* Video Links/Streams You May Have Missed
LOGO TV Hosts Links to Full Length LGBTQ* Films and Documentaires
CLICK HERE or check out videos below
*Note: Due to sexual dialogue, situations, discussions of violence, anger, rape, dysphoria, homophobia and other trigger dialogue/images, videos should be viewed with caution.
Trans* and Gender Videos You May Have Missed
Kate Bornstein Interview (shot for documentary Genderf*kation)
Never underestimate the power, knowledge, eclectic collections, and potential of your local, school, university, college, or community library.
I am quite happy to return home with this week’s selections. I am also excited for whatever posts they will lead to.
Keep On, Keeping On
LGBTQ* Intersex Documentaries You Should Keep On Your Radar
The first question any new parent asks… “Is it a boy or a girl?”
1 in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia so ambiguous that the doctors cannot easily answer this question.
In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between.
LBGTQ* Sundance Channel and Logo Documentaries You Should Know
Transgeneration (2006) Across America, transgender college students are visible and political, and bravely challenge the status quo. In this eight-part original documentary series, filmmaker Jeremy Simmons follows a year in the lives of four transgender students as they define who they are and take control of their gender identity. Gabbie and Raci (born male, but now living as women) and Lucas and T.J. (born female, but now living as men) attend different campuses and come from varied social backgrounds, yet are all about to experience a pivotal moment in their lives. (<— text from Sundance Channel)
Youtube user Jonesing82’s links to the entire series can be found HERE.
LGBTQ* Documentaries You Should Know (Part 2)
LGBTQ* Documentaries You Should Know
LGBTQ* Documentary Film History You Should Know
CBS’s “The Homosexual” (1967)
*Trigger Warning: Video shows homosexuality as social and mental disease as well as showcases homosexuals as pedophiles and criminals in the film
Anchored by Mike Wallace, who passed away this week. Wallace represented a fair voice and provided narrative both fair and far more progressive than most people showed at such at time. (Remember, homosexuality was still concerned a mental illness at this time and this documentary predates the Stonewall Riots)
LGBTQ* Cartoons, Discussion and Documentaries
"Is Homosexuality A Choice?" — from the documentary For The Bible Tells Me So
LGBTQ* People You Should Know
"The Einstein of Sex"
* Trailer. Most public libraries carry a copy or you can borrow a copy through interlibrary loan.
Photographer and Subjects Unknown
Taken in San Francisco in the 1980s.
—from the documentary We Were Here about the early days of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A.
(Note from KNOW: I watched this tonight and now wait for my friends to take in the documentary so I can talk to someone about it. Should you find you have about an hour and a half, I recommend giving OWN Network and Chaz Bono some of your time.)