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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Film & Video

“‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know” video by the Chronicle of Higher Education
The federal law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from discrimination based on their gender identity. But many gay, lesbian, and transgender students say they face an array of challenges and safety issues on their campuses. The Chronicle interviewed more than a dozen of them to hear more about what keeps them from thriving in college.
Gen Silent
The generation that fought hardest to come out of the closet is going back in to survive. What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless you change your sexual preference?. Sound absurd? Social workers around the world say it is happening every day. Filmmaker Stu Maddux asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.
In Queery History behind words used in the LGBTQIA+ community
Short, informative video series defining terms like “queer,” “femme,” “genderqueer,” “Two-Spirit” and many others
Marc Stein on the history of Stonewall Riots
Marc Stein talked about the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and their impact on the LGBTQ movement. Professor Stein was interviewed from outside the Stonewall National Monument in New York’s Greenwich Village to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a key turning point in the movement.
Tangerine (2015)
A 2015 American film directed by Sean Baker, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, and James Ransone. The story follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. The film was shot with three iPhone 5S smartphones. It received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, performances and portrayal of transgender individuals.

Web Resources

Digital Transgender Archive
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather, preserve and provide access to records of Lesbian lives and activities. The process of collecting this material also serves to uncover and document our Herstory previously denied to us by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture that they served. The existence of the Archives will thus enable current and future generations to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience.
LGBTQIA+ resources at UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection
The Maine Women Writers Collection documents the lives and relationships of many writers who inhabit the spectrum of queerness or transgender identity. Though some collections have overt queer content, others document the lives and work of people whom we now describe as lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, or non-binary, though they may not have used these terms themselves.
Library of Congress Pride Month Audio & Video Resources
Features literary readings by hundreds of poets, authors, dramatists, and actors, including countless LGBTQ poets; historical interviews; current lectures and panel discussions.
OutHistory curated by Jonathan Ned Katz presents evidence-based features on U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history; homosexual and heterosexual history; the history of people who did not conform to dominant norms of sexuality and gender — and people who did.
Pulse Orlando syllabus
Compiled by librarians and teachers.
This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces. We make visible the deep cultural heritages of Latinx communities among queer subcultures.


We welcome suggestions to these resource lists.