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 How To Survive a Plague


Faced with their own mortality, a group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women break the mold in taking on Washington and the medical establishment. Their activism and innovation turns HIV from a death sentence into a manageable condition.




 The Soloist


This true-life drama tells the poignant tale of Los Angeles newspaper reporter Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), who discovers brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), and the unique friendship that transforms both their lives.



 The Stonewall Uprising


Through eyewitness interviews and archival footage, documentary filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner recapture a pivotal moment in time that mobilized a generation of gay activists and marked the dawn of the modern Gay Rights Movement. Much like Rosa Parks's symbolic refusal to move to the back of the bus, gay bar patrons' refusal to comply with a police raid at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn in 1969 would change the course of history


Beatiful Daughters 


Delve into the lives of four transgender women with this fascinating documentary from MTV's Logo network, as they embark on the first all-transsexual production of Eve Ensler's popular "The Vagina Monologues." As they prepare for opening night, the women open up about their unique experiences and share the trials and hardships they endured once they made it known that they planned to live their lives as women




Bill/Bill On His Own

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney stars as Bill Sackter, a mentally disabled man released from an institution after a lifelong stay to see if he can survive on his own in the big city. Taken in by a kind family, Bill must prove he can keep up with society -- or risk being forced to return to the institution. Directed by Anthony Page, this made-for-TV drama and its sequel also stars Dennis Quaid, Edie McClurg, Helen Hunt and Teresa Wright. 






Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978. 




Serving In Silence


This drama tells the true story of decorated Army medical officer Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, who fights back after she's threatened with discharge in the wake of admitting she's a homosexual.



Vagina Monologues:Eve Ensler


This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique performance, the film also follows Ensler as she explores the creative impetus behind the monologues and conducts a series of new interviews as inspiring as those that brought about the original work







Knowing for certain that he's gay doesn't make it any easier for Trevor (Brett Barsky) to accept it. So when his classmates find out that he has a crush on another boy, it pushes Trevor to the end of his rope in this Academy Award-winning live-action short. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres introduces this pensive film from director Peggy Rajski and writer James Lecesne, which examines the harsh realties of teen sexuality.


La Cage aux Folles





Renato, who manages a nightclub, and his drag queen boyfriend Albin must masquerade as a straight married couple when Renato's son Laurent brings his fiancée's conservative parents to dinner.





A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story



The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young transgendered woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.









The L Word

This trailblazing cable series follows the tangled lives and ever-changing relationships among a close-knit group of lesbians -- including a lusty hairstylist and a recovering alcoholic -- who call Los Angeles home.







The Laramie Project


An all-star cast delivers a compelling performance based on a theatrical portrayal of reactions to the Matthew Shepard story, a 1998 murder that took place in Laramie, Wyo., and became a lightning rod for rallies against homophobia and hate crimes. Moisés Kaufman writes and directs, based on his own stage play.







Fried Green Tomatoes


In this adaptation of Fanny Flagg's novel, flashbacks reveal the remarkable and mysterious story of soul mates Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose antics cause an uproar in their rural Southern town during the 1920s.






Small Town Gay Bar


Despite the collective outings of Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Rosie O'Donnell and Olympic diver Greg Louganis, homophobia is alive and well -- especially in the small towns of the Deep South. Focusing on the day-to-day struggles of two Mississippi gay bars and the grateful patrons who often travel hundreds of miles to find them, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram reveals a surprisingly close community that treats its residents like family members.






Gia Maria Carangi (Angelina Jolie) is a young girl in Philadelphia who moves to New York City to realise her dream of becoming a fashion model. Her striking looks immediately draw the attention of Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway), an important modelling agent, who recruit Gia to work for her firm. Gia’s beauty and her willingness to pose nude see Gia quickly become one of the most important and sought after models in New York. However, this meteoric rise to fame and her new found wealth have some devastating consequences for Gia, as she becomes heavily involved in the drug scene and embarks on a passionate affair with Linda (Elizabeth Mitchell), a make up artist.




Following the groundbreaking work of Dr. Stanley Biber, who began performing sex-change procedures in a local hospital in 1969, the residents of Trinidad, Colo., have seen their small town transformed into a mecca for transsexuals.