From Long Island, New York to Portland, Maine gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth have experienced homophobia in their schools. Youth Outloud turns up the volume on glbt youth issues in schools and gives voice to a few bold teens that have first-hand experience. Dan is afraid to walk the one block home from school for fear he will get beaten up. Danielle had to change schools after she started living as a girl and still had to deal with daily rumors about her gender. Jason must deal with being a triple minority: he is gay, a person of color, and hearing impaired. This video documents their empowering stories – some very funny, some brutal, some emotionally raw, and some shocking, but all genuinely personal. This powerful and uplifting documentary also chronicles the bubbling surge of youth activism that has initiated change from local school districts to state and federal laws. Featuring music by the Indigo Girls, The Water Gypsies, and special appearances by Judy Shephard and Betty Degeneres.
Set in South Carolina on the eve of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon walk, One Small Step is a dramatic comedy about a rambunctious 8-year-old tomboy, Ernestine “Teen” Miller. Taught by her parents that she can be anything she wants, Teen learns there is one exception to this rule when she announces to her mother that she is determined to marry the neighbor girl.