Tag Archives: LGBT

The New Black: Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

Yoruba Richen brings to her films a diverse perspective coming from a multifaceted background, all of which came into play when making her new documentary The New Black. The film has the honor of concluding Independent Lens’s 2013-2014 season with … Continue reading

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LGBT Pride: Movies That Rocked Their World

June is LGBT Pride Month, and traditionally it’s been both a time for reflection on gay history and struggles (originally created to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969), along with a colorful, pride-ful celebration of many important achievements and milestones. Since Independent Lens is naturally … Continue reading

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Macky Alston on Bishop Gene Robinson, LGBT Rights, and Making His Film, Love Free or Die

Macky Alston (Hard Road Home) returns to Independent Lens this season with his new film Love Free or Die. We sat down to discuss the genesis of his latest work and the very personal angle from which he chose and … Continue reading

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LGBT Pride Month: 10 Films From the AIDS Crisis

June is LGBT Pride Month, and once again, we’re giving in to the temptation to make a list! This year our LGBT feature film is We Were Here, a film about the AIDS years in San Francisco, when a community was … Continue reading

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Evoking a Time When San Francisco Was a War Zone

Next week we resume our schedule with the broadcast premiere of We Were Here, a documentary that was short-listed for the Best Doc Oscar and directed by David Weissman, whose earlier films include The Cockettes. We’ll be sharing some of … Continue reading

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Future Independent Lens Films Debut to Accolades at Sundance

It’s week two at Sundance, and already several films that are headed for Independent Lens in coming seasons are bringing down the house in their debuts in Park City. A record five films confirmed for broadcast on Independent Lens are … Continue reading

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(A Highly Subjective) Top 10 LGBT Documentaries for Pride Month

It’s LGBT Pride Month, and with celebrations cropping up across the country, we thought we’d have a look at documentaries dealing with LGBT issues are. Here’s my personal Top 10 … feel free to suggest your own favorites in the … Continue reading

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LGBT Youth and Hate Crimes: The Experts Weigh In

We hosted a live chat on Facebook this week addressing the larger issues the film Two Spirits brings up for people. Hate crimes and bullying against LGBT youth has been much in the public mind of late, and issues surrounding … Continue reading

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Judy Shepard: Children, Hate Crimes, and a Community of Grief and Progress

Judy Shepard lost her son Matthew in 1998 in a horrific hate crime. She is now the president and co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. She sent us this blog post in anticipation of Tuesday’s broadcast of Two Spirits. The … Continue reading

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Cathy Renna on the Legacy of Fred Martinez

Cathy Renna, managing partner at Renna Communications and former organizer and spokesperson for GLAAD, is featured in the film Two Spirits (premiering on Tuesday, June 14 on PBS; check local listings). She wrote this blog post for us. It is … Continue reading

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