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Out in America

This critically acclaimed PBS documentary is an uplifting collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives told through the lens of the country's most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. The program weaves together diverse stories - from urban and rural America, from the heartland to New England, from San Francisco to Harlem. Deeply moving and often humorous, viewers will get a glimpse of awakenings, first crushes, unlikely soul mates, intimacy, and liberation. While separated by circumstance and upbringing, the film's subjects are all united in their shared experiences of self-discovery, coming out, pride and love as well as a triumph over adversity and a true sense of belonging. Against the backdrop of historical events, each also traces their own hopes, struggles, influences and contributions towards advancements in equality and broad social change. (79 minutes)
Online Video, English, 2014
Films Media Group, New York, N.Y., 2014
Educational films
1 online resource (1 streaming video (57 min.))
Love ... I Knew I was in Love (5:24)
Homosexual ... a Word for It (5:29)
Came Out ... to Have a Real Life (5:06)
Freedom ... When I Came Out (5:08)
They Fight You ... Then You Win (5:12)
They Fight You ... Then You Win: Attitudes (4:27)
Death ... the Destroyer of Worlds (4:47)
Death ... the Destroyer of Worlds: Support (2:54)
Death ... the Destroyer of Worlds: HIV (1:10)
Change the World ... (5:35)
Change the World ... Life Partners (4:56)
Change the World ... Marriage (3:21)
Credits: Out in America (1:47)
Bonus Footage (6:41)
Bonus Footage: Harold & Harold (2:15)
Bonus Footage: Police Harassment in the 60s (3:32)
Bonus Footage: Lesbian in the Military (2:08)
Bonus Footage: Love (1:50)
Bonus Footage: Love in San Francisco (5:39)
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 8, 2014
Closed captioned
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