At age 65 Caitlyn Jenner transitioned from male to female. In this animation, she describes the duality of her former life, the response to her Olympic victory as Bruce Jenner, and what it was like to say goodbye to him.
"Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe." Courtesy of Ethnographic Video Online.
Kumu Hina is also available as a DVD:
Morgana Bailey: "The Danger of Hiding Your True Self"
After hiding her true self for 16 years, Morgana Bailey came out at TED. Why did she speak up now? In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
Artist iO Tillett Wright photographed 2,000 people who considered themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. Most people, it turns out, think of themselves as existing in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight.
"When someone changes his or her gender expression, who must make the greater adjustment -- the transgendered individual or the surrounding community? This program explores the impact of gender transition on friends, coworkers, and family members..."
Bindle & Keep, tailors in Brooklyn, New York, make suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. They consider each client's personal story as they create the perfect suit. Includes a transgender man getting a suit for his wedding, a law student going for interviews, and a 12-year-old trans boy who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. From HBO."Suited spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference, and living bravely in one's own skin, underscoring the important message that one size truly doesn't fit all."
DVDs are held at the HonCC Library Circulation Counter and may be checked out for 7 days.
In God's House: Asian American Lesbian & Gay Families in the Church
Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World
Before Stonewall: the Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community