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...But words DO hurt: stories from GLBTT youth

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, University of Calgary
(2005)
30 minutes

This video examines discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The young people who have shared their experiences in the video hope that once viewers have seen this video that they will be more understanding of the issues of GLBTT youth face, and will realize that it is not okay to tease, discriminate against, or physically harm GLBTT persons. The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre produced this video and user guide to address the legal obligations of teachers, students and schools.

OUT: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth

National Film Board of Canada
1994
39:22 minutes

Delving into the emotional, societal and family conflicts that lesbian and gay youth often face, this National Film Board of Canada video breaks the damaging silence surrounding sexual orientation. Through candid interviews with gay and lesbian youth from varied cultural and racial heritages, OUT provides awareness, understanding and hope to gay and lesbian youth, parents, counsellors and educators. Prepared for use in high school classrooms. Accompanied by learning guide designed to raise students' awareness about homophobia.

PINK TRIANGLES

Canadian Learning Company
1983
35 minutes

This video studies the fear and persecution of lesbian and gay men. Pink Triangles looks at past and present patterns of stereotyping and discrimination that single out racial, religious, political and sexual minority groups as "not normal". It examines how members of these minorities fall victim to the scapegoat mentality of societies under stress. Recommended for all adult audiences.


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