YouTube Videos 

Videos from the BMC community

On the Male Side of Middle 

A story of love, honesty and integrity, this film about female-to-male transgender Mennonite Calvin Neufeld, captures a special moment in time between him and his family. Filmed a year after he began transitioning and a year after marrying his partner Sharon, this story shows how strong a family can be when they love, care and listen to each other. Produced by Paul Neudorf. Also available on DVD. Contact BMC at bmc@bmclgbt.org to order. 

In-Between  

Finding herself on the fringes of church, Carrie Fry-Miller was once a minister in the Church of the Brethren. She became licensed at a young age, just after her 18th birthday. But when she came out as a lesbian five years later, her license was revoked. It has been a painful process for her and since then she has distanced herself from the church, to figure out where, how and if she still has a place within.
Produced by Paul Neudorf. Also available on DVD. Contact BMC at bmc@bmclgbt.org to order. 

Ally Arts Piece

Needing some inspiring solidarity today? Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren's ally video project is here. Thanks for your beautiful witness, Beacon Heights!

One Congregation's Story

Pastor Karl Shelly speaks about Assembly Mennonite Church's journey  to becoming a member of the Supportive Communities Network (SCN)(http://www.bmclgbt.org/scn). This is a resource for congregations exploring joining SCN. Made in collaboration with Jacob Landis-Eigsti (http://www.reimaginecinema.com/), a Goshen College graduate and owner of Reimagine Cinema.

DVD Resources 

For purchase from BMC

Fashioned in Love

From BMC and the Welcoming Dialogue Group of Lancaster, PA is the two-disk DVD set "Fashioned in Love: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Inclusion." These DVDs, great for congregations and discussion groups, feature Pastor Megan Ramer's testimony to the congregational life of Chicago Community Mennonite Church and her theological analysis of human sexuality. 

The "Fashioned in Love" DVD set is available for $10 plus $5 shipping and handling from the BMC office.

To order a copy, send a $15 check to Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, PO Box 6300, Minneapolis, MN 55406 with "Fashioned in Love DVD" in the memo line.  Or, make a $15 online donation and request the DVD at bmc@bmclgbt.org.

Coming Out Strong 

Six Mennonite and Brethren individuals from Canada and the US reflect on their lives as lgbtq people within the BMC community, and one parent offers her perspective on what it means to be part of BMC. This is a wonderful resource for congregations, Sunday school classes, youth groups, parents, individuals just coming out, or anyone who would like to learn more 

about what it means to be part of the Brethren or Mennonite lgbtq community. 55 min. 2006.

 

This is available from the BMC office as a DVD. The DVD costs $10, including shipping and handling. To order, email  bmc@bmclgbt.org or call the office, 612.343.2060.

Movie and Documentary Suggestions
These movies and documentaries can be used during BMC workshops and other events or this list can act as suggestions for creating further conversations in your community. 

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History

2010 Southern Poverty Law Center

intended audience: teens, parents, anyone working in the school system or with teens

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center has released this inspiring story of a young gay man who took a stand against the bullying he experienced in school. The film is designed to help school administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being harassed. Bullied has been endorsed by the National Education Association. The 40 minute DVD comes with a two-part viewer’s guide - additional materials are also available online (www.tolerance.org/bullied).

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