Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice

Directed by award winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz, Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice brings together 20 leading faith and community leaders to examine the past, present and future of coalition building and intersectional justice. The film asks the important question: how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice? It traces how coalition building has played an integral part in moving the country forward on so many issues, including civil rights, HIV/AIDS advocacy and LGBT equality. It also charts how communities of faith have remained bravely at the table for decades, finding new and powerful ways to be inclusive of LGBT congregants. The film points to the prospect of a new era of intersectional justice in social movements -- one that brings together LGBT and faith communities in new ways to tackle some of our nation's biggest challenges.

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The Case Against 8

A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The New Black

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

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