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LGBT Studies: Coming out; Family issues

Coming out & Family Issues

Coming Out

From a secret place America's families cope with the coming out process
Bird- Video cassette 7354

Young lesbians, gays, and their families describe their own "coming out" experiences clearly and poignantly.

What if I'm gay? a search for understanding
Bird- Video cassette 2759

Explores the feelings of maturing adolescents and presents basic assumptions about sexuality and sexual orientation.

Growing up gay
Bird- Video cassette 2626

Family Issues

We are family
Law Library - Videotape HQ75.53 .W42 1986

Looks at life in homosexual families, with the focus on the well being of children. Investigates three different family situations: one foster, one biological, and one adoptive. Questions are raised about the possible influences on the children, and health professionals discuss these issues.

Not all parents are straight
Bird- Video cassette 5707

Using casual at-home scenes, background family photographs, scenes from support group rap sessions, and interviews, examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship within six different families where one or both parents is gay. Explores emotional conflicts within the families, legal custody problems, and the social discrimination which these families face.

Michael, a gay son producer, director, and writer, Bruce Glawson.
Bird- Video cassette 3064

Examines the experiences and emotions of homosexuals revealing to their families their chosen life-styles. Follows Michael Collins as he faces this with a peer support group and as he deals with the surfacing issues in a tense family discussion.

Growing up gay
Bird- Video cassette 2626

Daddy & papa
Bird- Video cassette 10561

Explores the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood.