LGBT Studies in Video is 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.
The collection will have cross-disciplinary relevance beyond LGBT courses, serving research and teaching in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.
One of our primary partners for this collection is Frameline, a nonprofit media organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programming currently in existence. Highlights will include:
Hand on the Pulse, includes interviews and rare archival footage of the life of feminist and activist Joan Nestle who became a co founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archive in New York City.
Also included are rare works such as 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.
LGBT Studies in Video will grow to 400 hours upon completion, with more international content, works from independent filmmakers, and festival-winning films. Current content partners include A&E Television Networks, Filmakers Library, Entertainment One, Fanlight Productions, First Run Features, Icarus Films, Kino International with many other partnerships in discussion. The films are carefully selected by our editors in consultation with subject matter experts and include titles such as:
Browse by people, themes, and topics. View videos by filmmaker, country of origin, production date, producer, and other features. More than 15 combinable search fields let you cross-search all video transcripts, liner notes, bibliographic data (including producer, series, title, country of origin, publication date, narrator, production staff, and more), and many other indexed fields, including person discussed, year discussed, and all of the browse options listed above.
LGBT Studies in Video is an online collection available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an internet browser.