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Black History Month 2021 - Dana Library: Week Two - The LGBT Experience

Week Two - The LBGTQ Experience

                                       

Week Two: The LGBTQ Experience

A selection of films from the Rutgers Libraries
and the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

Questions?  Comments?  Contact us, or email naomi.gold@rutgers.edu

Films

Dreams Deferred: the Sakia Gunn Film Project 

A documentary on the murder of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year old African-American lesbian who was fatally stabbed in gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. The film includes the court hearing, arguments presented by both sides regarding the victim and the accused, and the sentencing. 
Rutgers-restricted Access.  Watch the trailer here


Out in the Night 

Documentary on "The New Jersey 4," four African-American lesbians from Newark who were arrested for assaulting a man who attacked them on a street in New York in 2006.  Rutgers-restricted Access.  Watch the trailer here.


Paris is Burning

Iconic, award-winning documentary about Black ballroom drag culture in New York City, filmed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Vanity Fair  writer K. Austin Collins wrote: "It’s no wonder that in addition to being cherished and debated over the years, Paris Is Burning has often been taught in colleges and beyond, an urtext for debates about the meanings of gender, race, class, and sexuality."  Available streaming on YouTube. Watch the trailer here.


Tongues Untied: Giving a Voice to Black Gay Men
Premiering on PBS in 1991, Tongues Untied mixes poetry, music, and performance to present the voices of black gay men as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization. It was praised by critics for its "...vision and its bold aesthetic advances,"  Watch the trailer here.

 

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