LGBTQ: The modern movements for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rights have not only brought the question of consistent democracy to more traditional constituencies, they have also played a radical role in deconstructing outmoded and oppressive ideas about gender and sexuality for everyone. OutHistory.Org is a wealth of connections to LGBT resources of all sorts–books, sites, class syllabi, organizations, and so on.

Judith Butler: Gender and Queer Theory

Lecture in Sweden: “Precarious Life: The Obligations of Proximity” in seven 15-minute videos

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Judith Butler explains gender theory:


Michel Foucault: History, Self, and Sexuality

Michel Foucault at Berkeley – ‘The Culture of the Self,’ seven 10-minute videos of a lecture series

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Desire at Mid-Century

A 45-minute video featuring James Boaden, Johnathan Katz and Dominic Johnson at the 2010 scholarly symposium, ‘Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship and Sexuality in American Art. Access Here

The Times of Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people worldwide. The Oscar-winning, The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. 1:30 minutes. Access Here

Politically Incorrect with Camile Paglia

A 45-minute Bill Mahr video

Interview with the notorious and witty

feminist author and literary critic.

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Gay Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the ‘No More DownLow.’ TV Episode features an exclusive interview with curator Trent Kelly who gives us a glimpse into rarely before seen photos of black gay men since the mid-19th Century– including a photo of black gay men during Civil War times.

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