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Towards Justice: Reflections on the LGBT Movement

written by Urvashi Vaid, fl. 1986, in Columbia University Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology (Alexandria, VA: Microtraining Associates, 2014), 52 mins
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement is at a remarkable crossroads. The goal of securing legal equality is within sight, yet significant gaps and challenges remain. This talk addresses both the advances and challenges facing the LGBT movement. What is the difference between advancing legal equality and winning lived equality?

Transgender Revolution

produced by Bill Kurtis, 1940-, in Investigative Reports (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 46 mins
Investigative Reports goes beyond ignorance and stereotypes for an intimate portrayal of the people who choose to change their sexuality. Among the unexpected, ferociously articulate characters we meet are a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa sheriff's office, a male-to-female electrical designer who has hosted an MIT radio show called Gendertalk, and a Southern good-old-boy who we follow through his surgical transformation. The Transgender Revolution also examines the fast-growing movement to combat gender oppression, highlighting the nation's most notorious transsexual killings and a Congressional battle over including transsexuals in the Hate Crimes Act.
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