GLAA lobbies the D.C. Council; monitors government agencies; educates and rates local candidates; and works in coalitions to defend the safety, health and equal rights of LGBTQ families. GLAA remains the nation’s oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization.
The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony was founded in 2010. We digitize and make available online oral histories and testimony of same-sex and same-gender attracted women, inclusive of Two Spirit, queer, bisexual, and lesbian women, transmen, and others. The archives and the web site is supported by and operates out of Simon Fraser University Library's Special Collections and Rare Books. More background information about the founding and development of the project is available in our Resources. This project is supported by an grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Blue Water Allies are a bridge of solidarity between LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies to promote the common good of the entire community. The Blue Water Allies will create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals by operating the Blue Water Ally Center. The Center will provide a safe environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to gather and support one another. The Center will provide an affirming environment for educational programming, support groups, resources for physical and mental healthcare, social, and artistic opportunities. Blue Water Allies will champion acceptance, understanding, visibility and justice for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Blue Water Area and beyond.
NPR. Zen, a native of New Orleans native and a Mexican American, tells the story of coming into their transness in Episode 1. Their story is paralleled by that of Bernard, a trans person fighting to be seen in Alabama during the 1900s. 2023. 46 minutes.
NPR. Parker, a senior in high school in Columbus, Ohio, is a top field hockey athlete. As he prepares to graduate, he'll have to decide between pursuing his dreams as a trans Division I field hockey player or starting hormone therapy. In the 1960s, Vicky and Donna both faced similar barriers to gender-affirming care and treatment. 2023. 48 minutes
The 10th Amendment to the Constitution allows each state to set its own laws. That's meant that in Colorado, LGBTQIA+ rights have often been repressed. Meet the students at William J. Palmer High School who took their school district to court - and won! 3 minutes, 2021
“Who’s on Top?” (narrated by George Takei) is the emotional story of members of the LGBTQ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and demonstrate their diverse journeys in overcoming physical and figurative mountains. 77 minutes. 2021
This film presents the premiere of the stage adaption of the award winning film, The Play Within, an emotional and issue-focused fictional drama based on the lives of two real people—Matthew Shepard and Tyler Clementi—and their tragic, untimely deaths. After the play, an audience talkback allows for an exploration of this experience. This is followed by a wide-ranging discussion by psychiatrists, social service providers, clergy, and others who illuminate the history, evolution, and current circumstances that face the LGBTQ community. 53 minutes. 2017
This instructional video, from the 'Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development' series produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a discussion about creating an LGBTQ-friendly space in a medical care setting. 7 minutes. 2014
Queer Genius explores the remarkable lives and work of five queer female artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Dynasty Handbag / Jibz Cameron. 120 minutes. 2019
This is a story about the first-of-its kind LGBTQ retirement community. Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California, is the nation’s first state-licensed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that’s specifically for LGBTQ+ seniors and their straight allies. 40 minutes. 2021
All The Only Ones
NPR's Embedded has aired its new three-part series, All The Only Ones, an exploration of the little-known and often neglected history of trans youth in America. Trans youth have become a hot-button topic in culture, media and politics. On All The Only Ones, host Laine Kaplan-Levenson moves past the debates by speaking with real trans kids in the U.S., as well as going back in time to learn about some of the earliest documented trans youths in America.
⚜️ Zen, a native of New Orleans native and a Mexican American, tells the story of coming into their transness in Episode 1. Their story is paralleled by that of Bernard, a trans person fighting to be seen in Alabama during the 1900s.
🏑 Parker, a senior in high school in Columbus, Ohio, is a top field hockey athlete. As he prepares to graduate, he'll have to decide between pursuing his dreams as a trans Division I field hockey player or starting hormone therapy. In the 1960s, Vicky and Donna both faced similar barriers to gender-affirming care and treatment.
🏳️⚧️ Finally, 18-year-old Christine of New Mexico shares her experience navigating her freshman year of college after starting hormone therapy.