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  • Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are)

    Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are)

    This documentary follows LGBTQ+ Latinx people, predominantly gay men, providing a look into their lives and experiences of being both Latinx and LGBTQ. The people the documentary focuses on talk about their struggles and joys, including HIV, homophobia, transphobia, marriage, family, and love.

  • Having a Ball! with the House of Avant Garde

    Having a Ball! with the House of Avant Garde

    The House of Avant Garde was a community of black LGBTQ+ individuals involved in Chicago’s ballroom scene. This video contains footage from two Balls hosted by the House: the Unity Ball in 1991 and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Ball in 1992, as well as commentary from members of the House of Avant Garde about the House itself and its importance in building community.

  • First Impressions

    First Impressions

    A documentary about the performers at a Denver drag bar, consisting largely of interviews conducted backstage as the performers apply their makeup.

  • 7/30/22: Gay Liberation, Gay Pride screening at Doc Films

    7/30/22: Gay Liberation, Gay Pride screening at Doc Films

    Media Burn presents: Gay Liberation, Gay PrideDoc Films at the University of ChicagoSaturday July 30 at 5pm1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637$7 ticket/$25 summer pass (Cash only)  Join us for a series of short videos from Media Burn Independent Video Archive offering a brief and vivid history of Gay Liberation and queer community in Chicago and elsewhere. The program includes: 1. An interview with Gay Liberation activist Jim Fouratt, taken from a 1969 compilation made by the group Global Village. It […]

  • Can LGTBQ + School = Safe?

    Can LGTBQ + School = Safe?

    Beyondmedia Education partnered with youth media producers and the Coalition for Education on Sexual Orientation (CESO) and Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to create a multi-media toolkit on issues facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer / Questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Illinois public schools. Can LGBTQ+ Schools=Safe? focuses on sexuality-based discrimination and anti-gay violence of LGBTQ youth in Illinois schools, and shows how to start a Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA). See http://beyondmedia.org for more information.

  • America’s First Drag Queen President

    America’s First Drag Queen President

    “A presidential campaign is like a drag show.” Joan Jett Blakk In 1992, there was another candidate against Bush, and her name? Joan Jett Blakk. For Pride month, Media Burn is highlighting and celebrating the work of queer activists of the past. Blakk was the drag persona of performer Terence Smith, who was a performer and leader of Chicago Queer Nation in the 70s. In the 1990s, Blakk campaigned for various political positions, such as mayor of Chicago, President (as […]

  • Novo Dextro: Purity & Danger

    Novo Dextro: Purity & Danger

    Documentary by Bill Stamets about the American Nazi Party’s “anti-queer, pro-life” rally held in 1982 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in response to the city’s annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade.

  • MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 4/3/1987

    MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 4/3/1987

    This edition of the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour covers a variety of topics, including a spy affair at the Moscow embassy, an interview with Jimmy Carter about the Middle East, the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a congressional special election in San Francisco, and The PTL Club televangelist scandal.

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