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LGBTQA People of Color

Our House: Lesbians and Gays in the Hood.

A hard-hitting and highly informative look at issues, activism and discrimination in the U.S. from the view points of lesbians and gay men of color. 199?. 60 min.

Out in Silence / Not a Simple Story

Presents two stories of Asian Pacific Americans, gay and straight, male and female who have gone public about being HIV positive. c1994. 37 min.

Queer Latin @ Academics, Arts, and Activisms

Showcases the latest local and national academic, artistic, and activist endeavors by queer latinas. Sponsors: Gender Equity Resource Center, The UC Berkeley Student Opportunity Fund, Chicano/Latino Student Development office, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, The Ethnic Studies Department. Held on "October 13, 2011 at the Multicultural Community Center at the University of California at Berkeley. 18 min.


In this exploration of race, gender and sexuality from an Asian American perspective, Japanese American poet David Mura performs four pieces. In scene one, Mura tells the story of this grandfather who immigrated to America, was interned during WWII and later returned to live in Japan. In scene two, Mura portrays a gay Japanese American. In scene three, he relates the eyewitness account of the brutal murder of a Chinese American, Vincent Chin, in Detroit. And in scene four, Mura argues with his video double on whether racism affected his sexuality as a teenager. 1991. 15 min.

Sambal Belacan in San Francisco

Documentary portrays three first-generation Asian lesbians (originally from Singapore) grappling with making a home in America. Produced, directed, written, photographed, edited by Madeleine Lim. c1997. 25 min.

She Don't Fade.

Shae Clark, played by director Cheryl Dunye, is a black lesbian who is gossipy about her sexuality and her new approach to women. c1991. 24 min. ;

The Aggressives

Features intimate interviews with 6 transgendered lesbians (5 African American, 1 Asian) living in New York City who define themselves as "aggressives." They exhibit masculine appearances and behaviors, but do not aspire to be men. Shows their daily lives and their participation in the underground lesbian "ball" scene, where cross-dressers compete for trophies. Directed and produced by Daniel Peddle. 2005. 73 min.

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 Love Thang Trilogy: Just a Love Thang, Skydyking and Eating Mango.

These three sensual four-minute vignettes portray aspects of Asian American lesbian lifestyles and concerns...including that difficult letter to mom. Positive, political, educational and uplifting, this pioneering work makes visible a "sisterhood" often grossly stereotyped if not simply overlooked. 1994. 7 min.

There is No Name for This (Lian zhe wu ming)

Community-wide discussion was sparked when the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance & Asian Pacific Sisters marched in San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade. This film incorporates this event and over two dozen interviews to examine the private and public repercussions as Chinese and Chinese American lesbians, gays, and bisexuals come out across cultural and language barriers. Produced and directed by Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Cianna Pamintuan Stewart, and Jessica Yu. c1997. 49 min.