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2SLGBTQ+ Resources: Streaming Videos

Resources supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender research at VCC

Documentary Films

First Stories - Two Spirited, Sharon A. Desjarlais, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

This short documentary presents the empowering story of Rodney "Geeyo" Poucette's struggle against prejudice in the Indigenous community as a two-spirited person (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender).

Short Films Online

Duane Stewart-Grant, who is from X̌àʼislakʼala (Haisla) and nuučaan̓uł (Nuu-chah-nulth) First Nations in Canada explores his identity as someone who is “Two Spirited” - a queer, indigenous identity.

Streaming Video


Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, but not limited to: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Elevation Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, as well as a number of independent producers. Their title selection includes new releases, classics, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.

LGBTQ+ Criterion on-Demand Collection

10 years of curio lets you access the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports, and more.
Note for instructors: If you would like to create playlists, please contact your liaison librarian or send a message to to obtain an access code.

Curio Collection: The LGBTQ+ Experience in Canada

films on demand

Films On Demand let's you view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas.

This series celebrates the trajectory and success of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Exploring their life stories from the background, upbringing to coming out, career, and activism, the series aims to highlight the strides made by these individuals in increasing acceptance for queer people as well as educating the community at large to be more comfortable with people of all genders and sexualities.


National Film Board of Canada: featuring a wide range of stories about identity, family, community and everyday life, this selection of films explores the multitude of LGBTQIA2+ realities and experiences in Canada and abroad.



 Kanopy offers a "Netflix-like" user experience, with a broad collection of over 26,000 films from 800 top producers. Includes Criterion Collection, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, University of Toronto Nursing, Psychotherapy. net, Medcom, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, The Great Courses, and more.

Narrative Films

Academy award winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, chronicles the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old, and a 24-year-old graduate-student assistant.

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