Out in the Night

PBS Premiere: June 22, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

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Out in the Night
www.outinthenight.com — Information about the film, suggestions for actions, and links to resources.

Original Online Content on POV
To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The Out in the Night website — www.pbs.org/pov/outinthenight/—offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.


Anti-Violence Project
http://www.avp.org/resources/reports— This organization works to end violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities and allies and has published a number of reports on violence again LGBTQ individuals and communities.

The Audre Lorde Project
http://alp.org/— The Audre Lorde Project is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, the center works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, it seeks to reflect, represent and serve various communities responsibly.

http://fiercenyc.org/ — Depicted in the film, this youth-led organization builds the leadership, political consciousness and organizing skills of LGBTQ youth. It also organizes local grassroots campaigns in New York City to fight against police harassment and violence and fight for increased access to safe public space for LGBTQ youth.

www.GLAAD.org — This LGBTQ media advocacy organization provides a wide range of resources to counter inaccurate, negative and stereotyped media portrayals of LGBTQ people. This site is an especially good place to start for beginners. It also has a media reference guide.

INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans People of Color Against Violence
http://incite-national.org/ — This national organization is dedicated to addressing and preventing violence against women of color and communities through direct action, dialogue and grassroots organizing.

Streetwise and Safe
streetwiseandsafe.org — This organization leads "know your rights" training sessions and works to change police practices and policies affecting LGBTQ youth of color.

Transformative Media Organizing Project
http://transformativemedia.cc — This network connects LGBTQ and two-spirit organizers, media makers and tech activists. Its website includes free media-making skills-building materials, as well as an extensive report about media work around LGBTQ issues in the United States.

Law and Criminal Justice

Center for Constitutional Rights
www.ccrjustice.org — Appellate attorney Alexis Agathocleous works for this organization, which provides legal and educational resources related to constitutional and human rights cases, including those dealing with gender, racial and economic justice.

Color of Change
http://colorofchange.org/ — This organization is dedicated to strengthening the political voices of African Americans, as well as all Americans, regardless of race or class.

Get Yr Rights
www.getyrrights.org/ — This project is dedicated to creating a national LGBTQ youth know-your-rights network. Its website has resources, curricula, toolkits and a map of local policies and organizations across the country.

Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org/ — Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
www.nclrights.org — This site provides information on LGBTQ equality efforts (legislation, litigation, policy and public education) and includes a searchable database of laws and court cases.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness: Take Action
http://newjimcrow.com/take-action — The website for this seminal book on the incarceration of blacks includes a page with a great set of links to organizations working to end racial disparity in incarceration and support those who have been imprisoned.

The Sentencing Project
www.sentencingproject.org — This group provides research and advocacy to reform the U.S. prison system, including statistics on racial disparity. Of special interest is a new report on eliminating racial inequity in the criminal justice system: http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_Black_Lives_Matter.pdf

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
http://srlp.org/ — The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Sexism and Street Harassment

Circle of 6 App
www.circleof6app.com/ — Winner of the White House/Health and Human Services Apps Against Abuse technology challenge and the Institute of Medicine/Avon Foundation for Women End Violence @Home challenge, Circle of 6 connects users with friends so that they can stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.

Stop Street Harassment
www.stopstreetharassment.org — This advocacy group suggests action strategies and provides valuable background information, such as definitions and statistics.

Stop Telling Women to Smile
www.stoptellingwomentosmile.com — With this street art project, Tatyana Falalizadeh is working to raise awareness about street harassment worldwide.


Center for News Literacy: Digital Resource Center
http://digitalresource.center/— This site is a good place for people interested in serving as media watchdogs to get started.

http://mag-net.org/— MAG-Net (the Media Action Grassroots Network) is an organization dedicated to media justice and working toward full, fair and democratized media.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
http://www.nlgja.org/ — This organization made up of journalists, media professionals, educators and students has the mission of promoting fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues. It offers a number of resources for journalists, including a terminology stylebook and tip sheets on LGBTQ coverage.

Poynter: Truth and Trust in Media
http://ethics.poynter.org/ — This site collects blogs by contemporary journalists and scholars that address current media ethics issues.

Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics
www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp — This group provides the basic ethical principles that are supposed to guide a reporter's work. It also has a sourcebook designed to connect journalists with qualified experts on a variety of issues related to diversity.

Women In Media and News
http://www.wimnonline.org/— Women in Media and News works to increase women's presence in the public debate, emphasizing those who are least often heard, including women of color, low-income women, lesbians, youth and older women.