Short, gay documentaries appropriate for secondary school kids' education - can anyone post any?

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    Feb 18, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Hi fellow RJ'rs, I don't recall posting a topic before, but lately my school has been having a little bit of an upsurge in homophobia and gay bashing incidents. Glad to say nothing causing serious bodily harm, but kids have a way of escalating things with little to no help from adults. So, here is my request: if anyone has any short gay documentaries, really tasteful, educational and inspiring ones....would you mind posting them? Oddly, I can use RJ at school (it somehow manages to squeeze through the network filter) and would love to stream some of them for some assemblies. So, there it is guys, please assist if you can.

    Cheers!

    U.B.S.
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    A school with rampant homophobia and a network filter?

    Sounds like a great place for kids to learn and grow icon_rolleyes.gif

    All joking aside, I'd just show them the "it gets better" videos. No graphic smut, and really up close and personal. That should do the trick.
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    Feb 18, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    I am impressed with the work of the executive producer and film director of the two films: Saint of 911 and JIM IN BOLD.

    These movies are award-winning documentaries designed to enhance understanding, demonstrate ways to provide resources to LGBT youth, and to move the audience to take action.

    The Saint of 911 tells the moving story of the gay priest who was a firefighter chaplain and the first to fall during the 911 attacks. It has been shown in schools and theatres all over the world.

    JIM IN BOLD is more school appropriate with a message of urgency to young people and parents to be supportive of LGBT youth. There's no doubt that by showing this movie in schools that it does save lives b/c it prompts healthy discussions among school staff and faculty, as well as students, about how things may need to change in the culture of a school.

    That all said - you will need a facilitator, possibly an outsider that can provide the message that may need to be tailored to your own school.

    I wish you the best and congratulations for taking steps to improving the lives of the youth at your school!

    Perry
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    Feb 18, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    Crack the skulls of the bigots and there will be no more gay bashings. Then maybe your school will get it. Violence solves EVERYTHING!