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LGBTTQIA History Month
National Coming Out Day is on October 11 this year, and Highline College's LGBTQIA Week also serves to celebrate and remember the history of the gay rights movement. This collection of books, streaming media, blogs, and resources highlights resources and stories of past and present LGBTTQIA artists, thinkers, and activists.
KIKI (available on youtube, HULU, and screenings via Kiki film group)
"In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990's by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris is Burning." Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. KIKI follows seven character from the Kiki Community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains toward political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions..."- Kikimovie.com
Access Kanopy's large video library to watch films by and about LGBT people and communities. Films include: "Tongues Untied," "The Times of Harvey Milk." "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" and "Vito".
Reading List: LGBTTQIA History Month!
The NW Network
The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse work to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.
The NW Network: Local Resources
Seattle are and King County specific resources
Lambda Legal: Resources for LGBTQ Youth By State
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
GLAAD: LGBTQ Resource List
Mission: "GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change."
We Who Feel Differently: Interviews
We Who Feel Differently is a database documentary that addresses critical issues of contemporary queer culture. These Interviews feature conversations with fifty queer academicians, activists, artists, radicals, researchers, and others in Colombia, Norway, South Korea and the United States about the histories and development of LGBTIQQ politics in those countries
We Hear Your Voice: Archives for LGBTQ
Wear Your Voice is a digital platform whose mission is to educate, inspire and empower society and create positive change in the world we live in. WYV publishes first-person stories, providing unique insight into the daily conversations to embrace and incorporate diversity into our lives. Through impactful and powerful long- and short-form stories, video series, podcasts, events and products, WYV brings the thought leaders of a new generation closer than ever by creating conversations and refreshing perspectives needed in our evolving world.
Black Girl Dangerous (BGD)
BGD Press is the brainchild of award-winning writer Mia McKenzie. What started out as a scream of anguish has evolved into a multi-faceted forum for expression. BGD seeks to, in as many ways as possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans people of color. BGD is a place where we can make our voices heard on the issues that interest us and affect us, where we can showcase our literary and artistic talents, where we can cry it out, and where we can explore and express our “dangerous” sides: our biggest, boldest, craziest, weirdest, wildest selves.
Black Girl Dangerous (BGD): Gender
Article archives on the topic of gender
Black Girl Dangerous (BGD): Queer
Article archives on the topic of queerness