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Selected Websites on Coming Out
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - Coming-Out Project
The Coming Out Project helps LGBT, as well as straight-supportive people live openly and talk about their support for equality at home, at work and in their communities each and every day.
Coming Out as Transgender - The Transgender Center
NTAC provides resources for people who are just coming out and beginning to publicly identify as a transgender person.
PFLAG - Coming Out Help for Families and Friends
Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) provides excellent resources, advice, and tips for helping families and friends of LGBTQ people in the coming out process.
University of California Berkeley - Gender Equity Resource Center: Coming Out Resources
The Gender Equity Resource Center provides advice and tips for coming out, including coming out to your parents, children, and health care providers.
Coming Out From Behind the Badge: Stories and Advice from Police, Firefighters, and EMS Professionals "Out" on the Job
Coming Out From Behind the Badge is an organization and collections of books, news, and advice for coming-out as a law enforcement office, firefighter, or EMS professionals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The goal of the site is to support public safety official in the process of coming-out or who are already out on the job.
A Note to My Kid
A Note to My Kid gives the LGBTQ community, their parents, families and friends the opportunity to share their unconditional love with one another. Write a note. Share a video. Submit a picture. (And grab some tissues). The impact will be greater than you've ever imagined!
The Importance of Coming-Out
Coming out is the process in which a person first acknowledges, accepts, and appreciates his or her sexual orientation or gender identity and begins to share that with others. Coming out is a continuous process and can often be risky or difficult. Opening up to the possibility that you may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or even just questioning means opening up to the idea that you’re on a path that’s your own. It’s also why coming out and living ever more openly is a profoundly liberating experience.
from The Human Rights Campaign Website
Coming Out - Frequently Asked Questions
Soccer Pro David Testo Discusses Coming Out
Electronic & Multimedia Resources @ Tutt Library
Call Me Malcolm [DVD]
Call Number: HQ77.9 .C35 2004
A documentary feature about one man's struggle with faith, love and gender identity
I'm the One That I Want [DVD]
Call Number: PN1969.C65 I49 2001
This film captures comedian Margaret Cho at home in San Francisco, in her first appearance at the Warfield Theater. The spine of the show is the appalling true story of her experiences starring in the short-lived ABC sitcom "All-American Girl," the first mainstream television comedy built around an Asian-American family. Although her character was based on herself, the network decided to revamp her appearance and her personality. Her kidneys collapse, her show is canceled, and she begins a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing. Ms. Cho spins lack of self-esteem into comic gold, and the eventual resurrection of her own voice, her own shape, and satisfaction with being the one she wants.
Tough Guise 2 [DVD] : Violence, Manhood & American Culture
Call Number: HV6158 .T682 2013
Publication Date: 2013 [Updated Version]
Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture.
Multimedia Resources Online
Over 400 audio broadcasts concerning transgender issues.
Online videos concerning transgender issues.
A 10 minute fictional video about coming out. Includes teacher's guide.
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