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The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde

Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sister: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches. Producer, director, writer, Jennifer Abod. 2000. 59 min.

The Gay Agenda: The Report.

A slick documentary style piece produced by a right-wing fundamen-talist Christian group which shows doctors, scholars and recovered gay men talking about the "ills of gay life." 1993. 20 min.

The Gay Marriage Thing

Gayle and Lorre, college sweethearts in their thirties, wish to file for a marriage license in Massachusetts. The film attempts to capture the controversy and the wide range of political, religious and personal opinions about the subject of gay marriage in order to facilitate dialogue and discussion on the matter. 2005. 47 min.

The Gift.

Documents the phenomenon of deliberate HIV infection. The film follows the stories of two "bug chasers" who sought out "the gift" of HIV infection. Also interviewed are AIDS activist and author, Walt Odets, and HIV+ and HIV- men. The film explores the normalization and glamorization of HIV/AIDS and discusses the isolation and division caused by HIV status in the gay community. Bonus feature: Does anyone die of AIDS anymore? (26 min., 2002). Produced and directed by Louise Hogarth. 2002. 62 min.

The Homosexuals (CBS Report)

A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships.

The Joy of Gay Sex.

Live theater, music and dance sequences concerning homosexual relationships. Performed at the University of California, Berkeley, on December ll, 1993. 104 min.

The Lesbian Underground: On Being a Lesbian Before the Women's Liberation Movement (KPFA, Dec. 1978)

Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco, and Pat Bond, comedian. Produced by Karla Tonella. Originally broadcast on: KPFA, Dec. 1978. 60 min. Pacifica Radio Archives, AZ0294 Listen to it

The Lesbians (WBAI, Dec. 10 1963)

Nine lesbians discuss their lives and experiences. Interviewed by Charles Hayden. Originally broadcast on: WBAI, Dec. 10 1963. 49 min. Pacifica Radio Archives, BB3264 Listen to it

The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg.

Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities. Includes interviews with contemporaries of his cultural era. A film by Jerry Aronson. c1993. 82 min. International Documentary Association

The Lost Tribe.

Ex-Mormon-lesbian comedian Sue Ann Post attends the annual conference of Affirmation, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Mormons in Salt Lake City Utah. An observational documentary following Sue Ann's funny, bizarre and confronting journey to Mormon Zion as she performs for an audience of predominately devout, excommunicated gay Mormons. A film by Rachel Landers. 2005. 56 min.