Youth in Motion

When's the last time you learned about lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in school? If you're like most students in California, the answer's probably NEVER.

Youth In Motion is an exciting partnership between Frameline and GSA Network that provides free LGBT themed movies to GSAs and teachers in middle and high schools throughout California!  Our goal is to give student activists and teachers new tools to educate their peers about LGBT history and culture (and have fun doing it!).

Remember, all Youth In Motion DVDs come with Curriculum and Action Guides to spark conversation and creative activism, and all are FREE to GSAs throughout California. If you reside outside of the state of California, or if you are a California teacher looking to use the films as educational tools in a classroom setting rather than in a GSA, we offer reduced prices of $25. Please contact to purchase.

CA GSAs get these videos for FREE!  Just register* your GSA at

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Diagnosing Difference: Transgender and Genderqueer Perspectives

Featuring interviews with 13 diverse scholars, activists, and artists who identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant), this feature-length documentary explores the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) on their lives and communities. With a personal rather than medical approach, Diagnosing Difference seeks to expand the experience of the audience, provoke thought, and create as many questions as answers

Telling Our Stories

Two short films, one narrative and one documentary, explore how youth approach LGBT history and politics. In Change, an African-American teenager grapples with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected president and Proposition 8 is passed. In Don't Erase My History, Bay Area youth search for the past that has no name in schools. In a world where queer history has often been erased, what will they discover?

 Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

The winner of more than 25 international awards, Brother Outsider illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Brother Outsider reveals the price that Rustin paid for this openness, chronicling both the triumphs and setbacks of his remarkable 60-year career.


 Arts In Action: Diverse Voices on Page and Stage

Five short films exploring identity, activism, and the creative process.

Gender Matters: Expressions and Identities Beyond the Binary

Six short films about transgender & gender non-conforming young adults.

Global Currents: Broadcasting Change in Latin America

A compelling documentary about one group of activists who insist that the revolution will be televised.

In the Family: Marriage Equality and LGBT Families

Two short films exploring the impact of marriage and adoption rights in diverse LGBT families.

Visionaries and Victories: Early Leaders in the LGBT Movement

Two award-winning films profiling three of the founders of the movement for LGBT equality.