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|#5946/1945 ABSTINENCE: Choosing to Wait DVD
This video explains to high school age viewers why choosing to abstain from sexual activity demonstrates not only good sense but also strength of character and will. Viewers learn that this independent course of personal action will actually benefit them in many ways that might not be obvious. Grades 7 to 12
|#13913/0635 ASSUME NOTHING|
Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people’s lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for "Assume Nothing", a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity.
|#13393/0405 BECOMING ME: The Gender Within|
What ultimately determines a person’s gender? Is it chromosomes, hormones, genitals, or an innate sense of self? In this Telly Award-winning program, five transgendered individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 speak openly about what it has meant to them to be transgendered - their first experiences of gender confusion, life after coming out, family responses, and more.
|#16034/1416 BEFORE YOU KNOW IT|
*BEST DOCUMENTARY - Jury Award Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival .. The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, its a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.
|#14716/0433 GAY, STRAIGHT AND ACCEPTED|
Life can get confusing for adolescents when they begin to develop sexual attractions. Through the perspective of straight teenagers, we meet students coming to terms with how they feel and dealing with the anxiety of "coming out". In the end students will realize that sexual orientation should not be isolating. At the end of this program students will learn the following: * Having sexual feelings and attractions, of any orientation, is a normal part of growing up. * Being gay or lesbian can make a teen feel different and confused; it is important to deal with those feelings and not suppress them. * Gay and lesbian teens should not to hide who they are. * Find a support system - people you can talk to, trust, and rely on. * Straight teens should speak up if they see gays being bullied and harassed. *Includes CD GuideGrades 9 to 12
|#16054/1725 GROWING UP TRANS|
An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.
|#14232/0635 I'M COMING OUT|
This program accompanies two men when they return home with the idea of coming out to family members. Though their lifestyles are different, they share the same fears and sensitivities as they consider the impact their news will have on loved ones. Provides a candid glimpse into a long struggle for acceptance, and stands as encouragement to those in a similar place.
|#15829/1065 JUST GENDER (Edited Version)|
Through their personal stories, this important documentary explores the physical, emotional and societal challenges of being a transgendered teen. Presents the topic in an age-appropriate manner to help your students develop empathy, insight and perspective on issues of gender identity and what it means to be transgender. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request JUST GENDER is also available in a full-length unabridged version 82 minutes #15824.
|#15824/1065 JUST GENDER (Full Version)|
JUST GENDER tackles the all too often misunderstood world of transgender. Through interviews of transgendered persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community, the film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgendered people. The documentary also explores the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society and touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request *Also available in a special 22 minute version for schools #15829.
|#16193/2003 MY TRANSGENDER LIFE|
Male or female, boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought, but for some people, the answer isn't so simple. This documentary takes us firsthand into the lives of seven people who are transgender, revealing their struggles and life changing transitions. Though they vary in age, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds, each person has fought to cast off the gender assigned to them at birth and embrace their true selves. Takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles and choices transgender teens, adults and their families face today. This program helps students to think of the differences in each of us in a positive way, breaking stereotypes, learning acceptance, challenging prejudice and increasing visibility for the transgender community.
|#13666/1120 OUT TO THE FAMILY|
This animated video shows six families, from a wide range of backgrounds, coming to terms with the developing sexual or gender identity of a son or daughter. It aims to help parents and others understand more about the issues facing their LGBT teenagers, and how best to help them. Also shows how family acceptance and support can make all the difference for young people who may be at risk of serious - even life-threatening - social or mental health problems.
|#1399/0140 OUT! Making Schools Safe for Gay Teens (2 Programs)|
The objective of these two programs is to reduce homophobic events and increase understanding of gay teen issues. The 42-minute staff video features teachers and counselors discussing ways to interact with gay teens and how to counteract homophobia in school. The 26-minute student video focuses on empathetic, candid interviews with gay teens talking about key issues. *Includes separate discussion guide with reproducibles. Grades 7 to A
|#16196/2003 PAUL WEARS DRESSES: The Intimate Journey of a Transgender Life|
What is it like to be transgender and transition to a different sex? PAUL WEARS DRESSES follows follows the struggles of Stefonknee Wolscht, a transgender woman trying to rebuild her life. This program takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles and choices transgender teens, adults and their families face today.
|#15838/1416 PUZZLES: When Hate Comes to Town|
LGBT people are far more likely than any other minority group to be victimized by violent hate crimes. PUZZLES tells the story of a hate crime in a gay bar when a teenager entered and brutally attacked its patrons. As a result two different worlds collide, a homophobic hate-crime offender and his victims. Puzzles explores the correlation between economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence. *CC
|#13632/0545 ROLE OF GENDER|
This program focuses on how all of us learn about gender from an early age, and explores some of the ways in which gender-based roles, expectations and assumptions are changing. Grades 8 to A
|#15930/0645 SEX(ED): How Did you Learn About Sex?|
When we learn about sex, we don't just learn about social mores and biology; what we learn affects our identity, our relationships and our ability to be intimate throughout our lives. Many people look back at how they learned about sex, whether it was a book, an embarrassing parental chat, a school presentation, or porn, and remember their shock and embarrassment. Sex(ed) captures the humor and vulnerability of those experiences while allowing us to look at the various agendas that shaped the content. To get at the truth behind the history and current state of sex education, SEX(ED)examines sex education films from the 1910s up to the present day. Often hilarious, sometimes instructive, and almost always awkward and embarrassing, these films reflect the changing moral, cultural and political attitudes that inspired them. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#16137/0635 SEXUAL IDENTITY|
This program addresses the changes youth undergo as their sexuality and sexual identity develop during adolescence. The first half of the program discusses the complex nature of personal identity, gender, and sexual orientation. The second half looks at ways in which viewers can make informed, responsible choices about sex and examines key elements of healthy relationships like respect and open communication. Ideal for junior to middle high health and guidance studies, the clever animated sequences and engaging, relatable young presenter are well suited for this audience. Above all, the program promotes the acceptance of diversity and highlights the importance of making decisions that are best for your health and well being. *Closed Captioned
|#13382/0450 SHADES OF GAY|
Just as life is not always black and white, there can be many shades of gay; this documentary speaks to people about openness, acceptance and understanding, and in doing so we discover there are many shades of gay. Explores the diversity within the gay community and covers such topics as the coming out process, media stereotypes, and religious perspectives on homosexuality.
|#9756/1945 TEENS AND SEX: What You Need to Know DVD
Two peer hosts, using a straightforward approach, answer questions and debunk myths about sexual development, conception, pregnancy, contraception and sexually transmitted infections. Abstinence is presented as the only 100 percent foolproof way to avoid pregnancy. Grades 7 to 12
|#15909/1944 TOILET TRAINING|
This documentary video is a collaboration between transgender videomaker Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and gender identity discrimination. The video addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, TOILET TRAINING focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work. Includes discussion of legal questions of equal access; the health effects associated with "holding it"; and the social consequences of experiencing pervasive discrimination in bathrooms and other gendered spaces. Interviews with lawyers, social workers and activists explore current law and policy, and highlight recent and future policy changes necessary to enable equal bathroom access for all. Concluding with examples of policy change,
|#14475/0635 TRANSCENDING GENDER: Portraits from the Community|
If the challenges and complexities of a transgendered lifestyle are hard for some people to identify with, first-hand accounts of those experiences may be the best means of creating more understanding. This program features real-world portraits of individuals from the transgendered community; men and women describing for the camera what they've gone through and, in other scenes, going about their daily lives.
|#16126/0635 TRANSGENDER AND GENDER IDENTITY: Clinical Conversations for the Human Sexuality Classroom|
Many people confuse the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity. Gender identity is the term describing your sense of your gender expression - do you identify as male or female or both or neither? Matt and Denise are F to M and M to F persons who are transgendered. They give insight into their transitions and their lives. Cailynn and Chris use "gender queer" and "agendered" to describe themselves. Where do you fit on the gender continuum?
|#12329/0405 WHEN I KNEW I WAS GAY|
This film brings together 16 interviewees for an intimate group discussion to answer one simple question - when did you know that you were gay? Though some of the stories are told with a sense of loss, most are proud affirmations of sexual identity, supporting the conviction that recognizing and embracing one's sexual orientation is essential to being true to oneself. Illuminating and moving. An HBO Production. Grades 9 to 12
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