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CIA Library Displays: Pride Month 2024

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Framing lesbian fashion

A landmark 1992 film, Framing Lesbian Fashion looks at the evolution of lesbian attire and identity -butch/femme, flannel, androgyny, cross-dressing and drag, queer fluorescent, S/M and leather, lipstick and more. Featuring interviews with Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan, Arlene Stein, Kitty Tsui and others, Framing Lesbian Fashion incorporates archival photos and personal stories to document the sociology and history of lesbian fashion as it existed in the early 90s, and still impacts the culture today.

Word is out: stories of some of our lives

In 1978, this documentary startled audiences across the country for presenting lesbian and gay identities through a genuinely queer lens. Oscar-winning filmmaker Rob Epstein joined with Nancy Adair and Andrew Brown to interview dozens of gay men and women about their lives, coming out, and living well in their time. In honor of its place in history, WORD IS OUT was selected for the Legacy Project for GLBT Film Preservation by Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and has been remastered and restored for its latest anniversary.

Monsoon

Kit (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. There he meets Lee, his estranged second cousin, Linh, a young Vietnamese student, and arranges an online date that turns into something more with Lewis (Parker Sawyers, Southside With You), an American clothing designer. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he's no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.

The Pearl: transgender women coming out in their senior years

An intimate and cinematic profile of 4 transgender women that come out for the first time in their senior years. Set against the backdrop of logging towns in the Pacific Northwest, the visceral and observational story captures the indelible moment in time as they begin the long journey towards acceptances. Coming out as trans after decades of hiding from those closest to them, theirs is a story not of transitioning into womanhood, but rather explores what it means to leave behind living as a man. Official Selection at the Hot Docs Film Festival.

A Kid Like Jake

Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra and Octavia Spencer star in this funny and moving look at parents struggling with how to raise their nonconforming child.