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After 20-plus years, POV continues to break the mold of mainstream media by showing the power of personal perspectives, bringing stories of unforgettable clarity and depth to millions of viewers. In the mix have always been the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people who have shared their lives, joys, tragedies and struggles with the American public.

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Video: Tony Kushner Speaks at Vassar College

Video: Tony Kushner Speaks at Vassar College

Playwright Tony Kushner gives the commencement speech at Vassar College and exhorts the graduates to "hurry hurry hurry, now now now, damn the critics and the bad reviews: The world is waiting for you! Organize. Speak the truth."

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From the Archives: Arthur Dong (1998)

Arthur Dong: Uncut (1998) From the Archives

In this archival interview, Arthur Dong explains the reasons for making Licensed to Kill, as well as his opinions on hate crimes, gay bashing, and a need for tolerance in our society.

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Adoption in America: Off and Running

Adoption in America: Off and Running

Trace the history of domestic and international adoption in America through photos and video.

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Off and Running - Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will explore how factors such as race, religion and family shape a person's personal identity. They will then create self-portraits made up of objects, symbols and/or imagery that represent various parts of their identities.

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Beyond Hatred - Trailer

Beyond Hatred Trailer

In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to "do an Arab," when they settled for a gay man instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu was beaten and drowned. This is the story of his family's response to the crime.

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Beyond Hatred - Additional Video 2 Candlelight Ceremony

The Chenu Family's Candlelight Ceremony (Clip 2 of 2) Additional Video

The Chenu family convene in the park where François was killed and hold a moving candlelight ceremony in his honor.

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Beyond Hatred - Additional Video 1 Letter to Francois's killers

An Open Letter to François's Killers (Clip 1 of 2) Additional Video

François's parents read their letter to the three men who killed their son.

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Fighting Hate Crimes

In 2002, a trio of French skinheads went cruising in a Rheims park, intending to vent their hate on an Arab. When they couldn't find a suitable victim of Middle Eastern descent, they attacked François Chenu, a 29-year-old gay man....

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