Out For The Long Run screening at 2011 Stella Artois QFest
Being openly gay in high school or college can be a very tough road to travel, as evidenced by the frequent news items about bullying and suicide in the young gay community. Being an openly gay athlete in high school or college is that much more difficult. Gay activist/filmmaker Scott Bloom (director of "Call Me Troy," the inspiring tale of Rev. Troy Perry, the first openly gay member of the clergy to perform a same-sex wedding) takes his camera into the campus locker room to record the stories of a new generation of courageous young people as they battle the stereotypes and homophobia that are still part of daily life for so many. Supplementing his own footage with video diaries kept by some of his subjects, Bloom mixes the intimate and personal with the bigger picture. Although long strides are still needed, this much-needed document shows that things are beginning to change for the better, thanks to young people with the fortitude and strength to speak out.
Director Scott Bloom and producer Larry Diamond will attend.
View official trailer below
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