Tracy Chapman lives a private life out of the spotlight. But in this video she discusses her long and successful music career.
This two minute Kodak film, “Understanding,” captures a dad’s struggle and eventual acceptance of his gay son.
In the late 1990s, Jennifer Knapp became a Christian music sensation. A brand new Christian, having converted in college, she had a fresh, edgy style to her music. For the next decade she toured before suddenly disappearing from the scene. Burned out by the Christian music industry and coming to terms with her sexuality, she and her partner lived in Australia for several years before she finally returned to the US to resume singing and songwriting. This time as an openly gay Christian. Below she gives a TEDx talk.
See also her appearance at Vanderbilt:
Jeff Marx and Mervyn Warren wrote this song for the It Gets Better stage show. Some of the proceeds of the song went to support the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth. Below the song is performed by the cast of Glee, including Alex Newell, who identifies as gay..
A compelling story about forgiveness and redemption. Two young Jewish women studying in Safed, Israel explore their religious tradition, befriend an older shunned woman, and awaken to love for each other.
Dr. Barry Jenkins talks about the Oscar winning film, Moonlight, and the power of art to cultivate empathy. Moonlight follows the story of a black man from childhood to adulthood as he navigates life, sexuality, and identity.
Journalist Jeff Chu talks about his book, Does Jesus Really Love Me? at the National Book Festival. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Travel+Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post.