(USA 86 mins)
Directed by PJ Raval
Trinidad uncovers Trinidad, Coloradoâ€™s transformation from Wild West outpost to â€œsex-change capital of the world,â€ and follows three transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the â€œtranssexual mecca.â€
(USA 63 mins)
Directed by Paige Williams
Mississippi Queen follows Paige, a southerner returning home, who digs past the mask of hospitality to examine gay values and the ex-gay ministry, interviewing southerners on both sides of the issues, including her parents who help convert homosexuals.
FOR MY WIFE
(USA 80 mins)
Directed by David Rothmiller
For my wife... is a feature documentary chronicling the making of an activist. After the tragic death of her wife, Charlene Strong was thrust into the national spotlight becoming a powerful voice for the equal rights of same-sex couples and their families, resulting in the passage of Washington State's historic Domestic Partnership legislation and Charlene's embracing a new life as an activist for Marriage Equality.
(USA 82 mins)
Directed by Erin Davies
On the 11th annual National Day of Silence (April 18, 2007), Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, NY. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, left with the words "fAg" and "u r gay" placed on the hood and driver side of her car. Despite initial shock and embarassment, Erin's decided to embrace what happened and film a documentary about her 58-day cross country tour around the US and Canada in her car known worldwide as the fagbug. The film follows Erin's quest to drive her vandalized car over the course of one year.
OUT IN THE SILENCE
(USA 56 mins)
Directed by Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer
The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilsonâ€™s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy and a quest for change in the small Pennsylvania hometown he left long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson takes viewers on an exhilarating journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America.
(Australia 22 mins)
Directed by Emma Keltie
A story is more than just words on a pageâ€¦ and Danielle is desperately struggling for words as her final deadline draws nearâ€¦ Itâ€™s not until she meets Shauna that her story begins to write itself. Their instant connection and attraction take them on a challenging journey of self-discovery and inevitable angst as they fight to find who they are and struggle with what they come to mean to each other. The whirlwind romance soon turns to heartbreak as secrets surface and hard choices are made. Danielle comes to see that sometimes â€œa story has to be lived before it can be toldâ€.
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