LGBTQ Videos and Films
of interest to academics & practitioners
CONVERSION (REPARATIVE) THERAPY
Andrea Macari, PhD, a New York psychotherapist. answers questions about 'ex-gay' therapy (from: LGBT Science/TruthWinsOut.Org, prepared by noted LGBT community scholar and journalist, Wayne Besen, author of "Anything But Straight."
Is homosexuality a choice? “You don’t choose who to have a crush on. It chooses you.” Dr. Marc Breedlove, Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, discusses genetics and sexual orientation.
The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker, a pioneer, recounting the history of removing lesbian and gay sexual orientation as a mental disorder.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS
“Polari” [alternatively Parlare, Parlary, Palare, Palarie, Palari; from Italian parlare, "to talk"] is a form of sanctimonious slang used in Britain by the gay subculture, as well as by actors, circus and fairground showmen, merchant navy sailors, criminals, and prostitutes. 8 minute video
Prof. Donald E. Hall, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, discusses the importance of educating students in LGBT/Queer Studies courses from more than one’s own discipline.
POPULAR FILM CLIPS
Scene from “Doing Time on Maple Drive"
Gay teen suicide story from the coming-of-age series, “Jack and Bobby”