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Spotlight: In the news
It is great to hear Disney has created its first lesbian character in the upcoming film Onward being developed by Pixar. Read more about it here:
Sarah McBride to become nation's first-ever transgender senator.
Primary schools are beginning to realize the importance of including LGBTQIA+ focused curriculum. Read more about it here:
Study finds that early care leads to better mental health for transgender youth.
SPOTLIGHT: Documentaries & Podcasts
Making Gay History: Since 2016 this podcast has been bringing the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.
Queery with Cameron Esposito: this podcast explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
Disclosure (2020): This documentary features interviews with transgender celebrities paired with archival footage. The combined narratives tell the story of how media and politics have shaped the public perception of the transgender community and how individuals have tried to hold onto their own identity.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017): This documentary acknowledges the trauma and violence often experienced by the LGBTQ community over the years. The story focuses on Marsha P. Johnson, a gender-nonconforming gay liberation activist who had a prominent role in the Stonewall uprising of 1969, a seminal moment in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1984): This Emmy-winning documentary explores the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community prior to Stonewall, analyzing the beginnings of an era of activism.