32 LGBTQ+ Documentaries to Watch for LGBTQ+ History Month

Author: Trudy Ring

In an era when right-wingers are pushing “don’t say gay” policies in schools, this documentary from 1996 remains as timely as ever. It showed how addressing LGBTQ+ topics in age-appropriate ways, even for the youngest students, can fight bigotry — and it demonstrated that children welcome this information. It was directed by Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen.

Chasnoff, a longtime documentary filmmaker, had made history in 1992 when, accepting the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for her film Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment, she became the first woman to thank a same-sex partner from the Oscar stage. Chasnoff died in 2017; her final film, Prognosis: Notes on Living, chronicles her experience of cancer. It’s been on the film festival circuit since last year and will likely get a theatrical release soon.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Trudy Ring

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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