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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: What's New

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

New Williams Institute Studies, Statistics

Exhibits, etc.

New Books: By Williams Institute Current & Former Staff

New Films/Audiobooks

*Available for use only by UCLA Law School students, faculty and staff; please request films at the Circulation Desk.

Mama Bears. Daresha Kyi (Video Project, 2022). Law Library Circulation Video/DVD Collection ; HQ759.9147 .M35 2022; film website. "Connected through private Facebook groups across the country, over 30,000 mothers in America — many from conservative, Christian backgrounds — fully accept their LGBTQ+ children and call themselves "mama bears" for their warm, fuzzy love and ferocious fight to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people."

Cured. Patrick Sammon & Bennett Singer (Good Docs, 2021). "Illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses." Law Library Circulation Video/DVD Collection ; RC558 .C87 2021; film website

Framing Agnes. Chase Joynt (Kino Lorber, 2023).  DVD Collection HQ77.8.A364 F73 2023; Film information.  "After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access."

Threshold. Coraci Ruiz (Video Project, 2021). DVD Collection HQ18.55 .T47 2021; Film informationAn autobiographical documentary of a mother following the process of her teenager's gender identity journey (Brazil). 

The Lodge. Pam Walton & Ruth Carranza (Pam Walton Productions, 2021). HQ76.27.O44 L64 2021; Film information. A story about the first-of-its kind LGBTQ retirement community, Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California.

Of Love and Law. Hikaru Toda (Frameline Distribution, 2018). DVD HQ76.2.J3 O35 2018; Film information

Growing Up Coy. Eric Juhola (Still Point Pictures, Outcast Films, 2016). DVD HQ77.8.M3755 G73 2016; Official website

Free Cece! Jac Gares (Tugg Edu, 2016). DVD HQ77.8.M393 F74 2016; Official website

Gender Troubles: The Butches. Lisa Plourde (A Catholic Schoolgirl Gone Bad Production, 2016).  DVD HQ75.6.U5 G46 2016; Official website

El Canto del Colibrí (Song of the Hummingbird). Marco Castro-Bojorquez (Frameline, 2015). A documentary about Latino fathers and their LGBTQ children.  DVD HQ755.85 .C353 2015; Film information

Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution. Myriam Fougère (Women Make Movies, 2012). DVD HQ75.5 .L466 2012; Film information

Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100.  Yvonne Welbon (Our Film Works, 2012).  DVD HQ75.4.E45 L58 2012; Film information

Out in the Night. Blair Dorosh-Walther (The Fire This Time, 2014). *Documentary about the New Jersey 4.  DVD F128.9.N4 O87 2014; Film information

The Case Against 8. Ben Cotner & Ryan White (HBO Home Entertainment, 2015). DVD KFC129 .C374 2015; *Official website 

Limited Partnership. Thomas G. Miller (Cinema Guild, 2014).*Documentary about Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan, one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the United States. DVD KF539 .L56 2014; Film information

Call Me Kuchu. Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall (Cinedigm/Chicken & Egg Pictures; Filmakers Library, 2015). DVD HQ76.3.U33 C353 2015; Film information 

God Loves Uganda. (Roger Ross Williams; Variance Films/First Run Features, 2014). DVD HQ76.3.U33 G633 2014; *Film web site

The New Black. (Yoruba Richen; Promised Land Film, 2013). DVD HQ76.27.A37 N48 2013; *Film web site

The Campaign. Christie Herring (Campaign Productions LLG; New Day Films, 2013)  DVD KF539 .C36 2013; Film information; "The inside story of California's tide-turning fight for marriage equality and the 50 years of history behind it."     

8. (Dustin Lance Black; L.A. Theatre Works, 2012). [Sound recording of the play.] Compact Disc KFC129 .B53 2012 ; *play web site

New Books