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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: Crime/Violence/Homophobia

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.

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Southwest of Salem. Deborah S. Esquenazi (FilmRise, 2016). Film website; Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only). "Lesbian Latinas fight for justice."  Story of the San Antonio Four.

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

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story.  Dream Hampton (Frameline, 2015) DVD HQ77.96 .T74 2015; film information. Documentary about the murder of young African American transwoman Shelly "Treasure" Hillard.

Out in the Night. Blair Dorosh-Walther (The Fire This Time, 2014). DVD F128.9.N4 O87 2014; Film information; also streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only).

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine. Michele Josue (Education Pictures, 2013; Kanopy Streaming 2016). Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film website

Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project. Charles Bennett Brack, Sam Castrillo (Third World Newsreel, 2008). DVD HV6250.4.H66 D74 2008; *Film information

Bullied: a student, a school and a case that made history. (Bill Brummel, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2010) DVD LB3013.32 .B84 2010; *Film information. (Documentary; case of Jamie Nabozny.)

Laramie Inside Out. Beverly Seckinger (New Day Films, 2004). How Matthew Shepard's murder changed Laramie.  Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film information.

Boys Don't Cry. Kimberly Peirce (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2000). DVD PN1997 .B697 2000

Licensed to Kill. Arthur Dong (DeepFocus Productions, 1997, 2003). DVD HV6250.4 .H66 L53 1997; *Film information

Crime/Violence/Homophobia 2020 -

Crime/Violence/Homophobia 2010 - 2019

Crime/Violence/Homophobia: 1990-2009

Older Titles & Historical Interest

State of Wyoming, plaintiff, vs. Aaron James McKinney, Defendant (State of Wyoming, County of Albany, District Court, Second Judicial District: Docket no. 6381 (October 1999). [Documents from the Matthew Shepard murder trial.]   *At SRLF. HV6250.4.M34 W96 1999

Hostile climate: a state-by-state report on anti-gay activity. People for the American Way (1997 ed.) HQ76.8.U5 H678 1997

Overcoming heterosexism and homophobia: strategies that work.  Edited by James T. Sears and Walter L. Williams.  (Columbia University Press, 1997)  HQ76.3.U5 O994 1997

Violence against lesbians and gay men.  Gary David Comstock.  (Columbia University Press, 1991).  HV6250.4.H66 C66 1991

Homophobia, a weapon of sexism.  Suzanne Pharr; illustrations by Susan G. Raymond.  (Chardon Press, 1988) HQ76.3.U5 P43 1988 *Also available at the author's web site, here.

Bashers, baiters & bigots: homophobia in American society.  Edited by John P. De Cecco.  (Harrington Park Press, 1985)  HQ76.3.U5 H635 1985

Entrapped ("An accused homosexual looks at American Justice"). Edward Eugene Baskett; introd. by James A. Warren. (L. Hill, 1976). HQ76.3.U5 B37 1976

In defense of homosexuality male & female: a rational evaluation of social prejudice.  R.O.D. Benson.  (Julian Press, 1965). HQ76 .B445 1965