With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials -- the Ocean County Freeholders -- deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. DVD X3241 Part documentary, part concert film and part traditional comedy starring New York stand-up comedian Greg Walloch. DVD 5027 Goes behind the scenes with porn stars, a Penthouse photographer, ad execs and purveyors of adult sex toys to explore lesbian relationships. Video/C 7624 A collection of six films (1974-1987) spanning the career of this filmmaker. Special features: interview with Barbara Hammer, archival photo gallery, director biography, essay "The colonized lesbian body" by Barbara Hammer. Barbara Hammer weaves striking images of the sexual activities of four gay and lesbian couples with footage that unearths the forbidden and invisible history of a marginalized people. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced. The film chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. Focusing on pervading images prior to Stonewall, the film exposes popular representations of lesbian culture. DVD X3999 Explores eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of lesbian and gay culture. Features interviews and historical background on the country's transformation into an open society for gay people. Video/C 3328 This film provides a glimpse into the real lives of two lesbian women, Sandy and Barbara, especially into their coping with Barbara's breast cancer. Video/C 9131 Carmelita Tropicana, a lesbian Latina performance artist who supports herself as a building super on New York's Lower East Side, winds up in jail with three other women after a protest at an abortion clinic. DVD X1729; Video/C 8354 Chronicles the history of the Castro district from a working class neighborhood to the center of gay and lesbian life in San Francisco. Based on: Celluloid closet / Vito Russo (UCB Main PN1995.9. Evelyn Hooker, a psychologist who has spent her life researching the causes of homosexual behavior. Concludes with a visit to very gay-liberated San Francisco where the director captures the thoughts of gays from all walks of life including seniors, leather bears, queer parents and transsexuals. This decision opened schisms that threatened the unity of Log Cabin, as politics got personal and individuals were forced to decide if being gay is more important than being Republican. The film explores the normalization and glamorization of HIV/AIDS and discusses the isolation and division caused by HIV status in the gay community.

DVD X2105; vhs Video/C 2749:1-2 Contains three videos by Sadie Benning who uses an inexpensive camera and toys, drawings, and scrawled diary entries to record the thoughts, feelings and images that reveal her emerging lesbian sexuality. At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. Resonance: an exploration of gay-bashing in the back streets of Sydney.

Showcases six short films with gay themes produced in the 1990s. "Pictures of Sickness: Stuart Marshall's Bright Eyes." In: Queer Looks: Perspectives on lesbian and Gay Film and Video / editors Martha Gever, Pratibha Parmar, John Greyson.

Special features: Interview with director John Scagliotti; Dorothy Allison & Jewelle Gomez on Vito Russo; Armistead Maupin on PBS and the Christian Right; Barney Frank on Post-Stonewallian stories of travel; Jewelle Gomez on poetry as a galvanizing force; Dorothy Allison on making an alternative family; trailer gallery. This experimentally processed film expresses Queer anger and rage at the no-win constructs of straight culture's refusal to accept the political impact of the disease on gay identity.c1990. DVD 2766; also VHS Video/C 1461 [See Also: Stonewall Archives] This program presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out.

Spring 1989: Stopping AIDS stopping drugs -- The art of medicine. Jones demonstrates for Moyers the movements of his life story--his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality, his partner Arnie Zane's untimely death from AIDS, and Jones's own HIV status. Anthem: A collage of erotic images that celebrates the lives of African American men.

Celebrates their unique personalities and achievements, interweaving these personal histories with a chronology of the epidemic's development and the negligence of the government. Includes poetry by Harriet Francis from "Sappho '71," Elsa Gidlow from "Moods of Eros", Martha Shelley, Robby, Judy Grahn and the Gay Womens Lib, a speech by Sharon Zetchis, and selections from the July 1971 issue of Every Woman." Recorded on April 25, 1974 (This date may be inaccurate). Special features: Sketch gallery with over 100 Tom of Finland drawings, 40 minutes of extended interview outtakes with Tom. Founded in 1974 for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and in travesty, the comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. DVD 3278 An overview of the history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee's Brokeback mountain (2005). Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships. Discusses school-wide presentations, activity-days, and how these events affect faculty, parents and teachers. This first film profile will serve to popularize her insightful analysis of sexual identity and gender roles at a time when the cultural and political debate over these issues pervades American society.

From the thousands memorialized in the quilt, profiles five individuals--including a recovered IV drug user, a former Olympic decathlon star and a boy with hemophilia--whose stories reflect the diversity and common tragedy of those who have died from AIDS. Continues with readings about women meeting each other and sharing good times. Blood Man" reading about a male seducer then more female seduction songs and readings complete the program. Completed shortly before his death in 1991, this documentary combines interviews with Tom himself, commentary from his "leather men," hundreds of original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work. Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. Presents performances by the all-male ballet troupe Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. DVD X238; vhs Video/C 3456 A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Presents footage of classroom activities and discussions with students exploring questions and issues presented to them by teachers and guest lecturers who come into their classes. The film also presents scenes from the Jodie Foster look alike contest in San Francisco and includes a montage of views on Foster's butch femme indeterminacy which help to confirm Foster's status as a dyke icon. In the film, Butler covers a wide range of subjects, broaching not only controversial gender issues-including transsexuality and intersexuality-but also 20th century Jewish philosophy, AIDS activism, criticism of state power and violence, gay marriage, and anti-Zionism. Miriam-Esther is married and keeps her desires completely hidden from her husband and children; Ruth lives a double life, alternating nights between her girlfriend and her completely aware husband; and Yehudit lives openly with her partner despite her rabbi father's disapproval. Presentations by: Evan Wolfson (49 min.) -- Carla Trujillo (76 min.) -- Philip Du Bois (72 min.) -- Kevin Jennings (60 min.) -- Francisco Alarcon (68 min.) -- Candace Gingrich (72 min.). Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco, and Pat Bond, comedian.

Uses interviews and vintage footage to revisit this lost corner of recent cultural history. Directed by Linda Goode Bryant; codirected by Laura Poitras Videocassette release of a documentary broadcast June 17, 2003 on PBS's Point of View television program. DVD X4005 Video/C 9863 Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved. Contents: Dyketactics (1974, 4 min.) -- Multiple Orgasm (1976, 10 min.) -- Double Strength (1978, 16 min.) -- Women I Love (1976, 27 min.) 57 min. DVD X1258 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 2741 From an extraordinary body of archival footage -- some dating back to the 19th century -- of sports films, military films, vintage stag reels and lesbian angst dramas this film explores lesbian images from 1896 until 1969. Video/C 6225 A look at the social and political conditions for gay and lesbian people in present-day South Africa. Also includes more than 100 photographs of lesbians when they were young girls and archival footage from educational films and home movies.

The sensation of the hippie movement in San Francisco, they were described as "hippie and freak drag queens," people who were allowed to live at the end of their imaginations. Produced and directed by Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg. With archival footage and an exuberant sound track film explores ethical and philosophical questions that the AIDS crisis provokes. Video/C 3724 Combining rare footage and interviews this documentary surveys the art and lives of various closeted lesbian women artists from different segments of the 20th century: Victorian photographer Alice Austen, Weimar collagist Hannah Hoch, and present day painter Nicole Eisenman. The clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own. Video/C 3206; also contained in Video/C 4664 Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. Video/C 2740 A collection of four films, including the landmark Dyketactics, the first lesbian lovemaking film to be made by a lesbian. Her story is woven between interviews with twenty adult lesbians who recount moments from their own childhoods. Focusing on pervading images prior to Stonewall, the film exposes popular representations of lesbian culture. Performed at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 13, 1993. Video/C 3228 A compilation of selections from motion pictures produced between 19 which examine the theme of homosexual relationships.

The film is based on home videotapes made during that time. Video/C 4002 Presents a series of vignettes in which boy meets boy and girl meets girl, using the romantic music and visuals of Hollywood film noir to explore the ideal of love at first sight. Performers: Carmelita Tropicana, Annie Iobst, Sophia Ramos, Livia Daza Paris.

Q4 1993) University of Pennsylvania: racially insensitive language, Harvard University: gay rights, Stanford University: multicultural ideals, Pennsylvania State: sexual harassment, University of Washington: radical feminism. Sandy and Barbara had almost three years together from the time Barbara's cancer was diagnosed until her death in 1988. Humorous monologues and campy production numbers ensue.

Video/C 4414 An upclose and personal look at some of San Francisco's iconic female impersonators, drag queens and a drag king rock band called Wood. Izzard romps through human history and transforms surprisingly complex ideas into biting satire--as well as knockout bits of sublime frivolity, like describing the movie Speed entirely in French. AIDS hysteria portrays gay sex as sinful, politically incorrect, or a public health hazard. Video/C 2694 Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sister: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. DVD 7917 Five lesbian women share their struggles of living in a racist, sexist, and homophobic society. Act II -- Le corsaire (Pas de deux) -- Go for Barocco -- The dying swan -- Raymonda's wedding. DVD 4172; also VHS Video/C 3184 Featuring: Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich, Heather Mac Donald. In it is shown how lesbians are demonstrating, by means of marches, rallies and other methods, for equal rights for lesbians, and for getting across the message that lesbians are just ordinary human beings like everybody else. DVD 4703 Contents: Playing the part / Mitch Mc Cabe (38 min.) -- Jumping the gun / Jane Schneider (10 min.) -- Lavender limelight : lesbians in film / Marc Mauceri (56 min.) -- Carmelita Tropicana: your kunst is your waffen / Ela Troyano (28 min.) -- Little women in transit / Barbara Heller (7 min.) Playing the part: Photographic essay about the obstacles a woman faces in telling her parents that she's a lesbian. Pacifica Radio Archives, AZ0294 Explores the deep interconnectedness of a lesbian family of friends as they journey through both the joys of knowing each other and the tragedy of loss through death. Includes interviews with contemporaries of his cultural era.