Choosing Children - Launching the Lesbian Baby Boom

New Day Films
Show More

If you are a student or a professor:

Watch now

If you are a librarian or a professor:

Comments (1)

Debra avatar
Debra

When I was in my twenties, if you had come out, it was just assumed that you would never become a parent. Being gay, unless you had had a baby with man first, meant no kids for you. I wanted to challenge that assumption and set out to find lesbians who had figured out had to bring children ...Read more

Related videos

Daddy and Papa
Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary video that opens a candid window on the personal, cultural and political implications of gay fatherhood. From surrogacy, foster care and interracial adoption to the complexities of gay divorce and the legal battles around gay parenting, Daddy & Papa presents a revealing look…
The Family Journey - Raising Gender Nonconforming Children
The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children follows the journey of the parents and siblings of young people who are questioning if they're a boy, a girl, or something in between. What about your thinking needs to change? How does your whole family come together to nurture and support them?…
Becoming Johanna - The Journey of a Transgender Teen
When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive. How does it feel when your mom prays everyday for you to be…
I'm Just Anneke - Accepting a Gender Non-conforming Child
Anneke is 12. She loves ice hockey and has a loving, close-knit family. She's also a hardcore tomboy. Everybody who meets her assumes she's a boy. That makes puberty even harder for her than most girls. Anneke's not sure if she wants to be a girl, a boy, or something…
Paul Wears Dresses - The Intimate Journey of a Transgender Woman
Paul Wears Dresses follows the struggles of Stefonknee Wolscht, a transgender woman trying to rebuild her life. Losing her home and her family, Stefonknee gives a firsthand account of the many challenges transgender people face. Stefenknee Wolscht was the quintessential working man. He was a married father of 7, an…
The Campaign
THE CAMPAIGN follows the people behind California's historic "No on 8'' campaign to defend same-sex marriage through exclusive behind the scenes footage, interwoven with the national history of same-sex relationship recognition since the 1950s. The story focuses on an ensemble of five characters -- Alison, Holli, Richard, Anne and Claudia…
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an age-appropriate curriculum for students. During this step, everyone involved was empowered to look at their own personal confusion, bias and feelings around gender. Parents are brought into the mix next,…
My Transgender Life - Seven Members of the Transgender Community Share their Stories
A moving documentary on what it's like to be transgender, to grow up in the wrong gender and eventually transition to a different sex. A documentary designed to record, share and celebrate the personal stories of transgender women and men and their stories of struggle, of courage and of triumph.…
That's a Family! - Divorce, LGBT, Single Parents & More
An outstanding and highly entertaining documentary that gives children and adult insights into what it's like to grow up in very diverse family structures. THAT'S A FAMILY! Will stretch your mind and touch your heart, no matter what your age. With blunt and sometimes hilarious candor, the children in THAT'S…
No Dumb Questions - Uncle Bill Becomes Aunt Barbara
No Dumb Questions is a lighthearted and poignant documentary that profiles three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, struggling to understand why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming a woman. These girls love their Uncle Bill, but will they feel the same way when he becomes their new Aunt…
Finding Our Way
What do men really want sexually? How did they learn about sex? How does sexual expression change with age? Finding Our Way explores these questions and offers a rare glimpse into men's experience of their sexuality as it follows the discussions of ten men who meet at a weekend retreat.…
Gay Youth
Gay Youth is a powerful and accessible educational video for high schools and colleges that breaks the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality. This important film addresses the ways in which gay and lesbian teens are still at high risk for dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness, and…