Insights: Queer Youth Defining Our Future
This collection includes short films representing a range of LGBT youth experiences—from authentic self-expression to classmate crushes to films that delve into the dangers of bullying.
Films in this collection:
- What Do You Know? Six to Twelve Year-Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians
- Yeah Kowalski!
- The Infamous T
- Teens Like Phil
- I Don't Want to Go Back Alone
What Do You Know? Six to Twelve Year-Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians
produced by Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Ellen Brodsky, 13 minutes
With perspectives ranging from basic to nuanced, elementary school children openly share their thoughts on the words that they hear on a daily basis.
Evan Roberts, 10 minutes
A thirteen-year-old late bloomer goes to great lengths to impress his classmate crush, Shane, in this comedic tale.
Rebecca Louisell, 19 minutes
What happens when violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, meets a handsome genderqueer teenager named Sammy, who happens to play guitar?
The Infamous T
Melissa Koch, 30 minutes
Homeless, bullied, and failing out of high school, 18-year-old Jonathon moves in with queer host parents, transfers schools, and forms a dance crew. As he struggles to mesh with his new household, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, he discovers that home is more than four walls and that friendship can transform us in this moving documentary.
Teens Like Phil
Dominic Haxton & David Rosler, 20 minutes
Teens Like Phil explores the complicated and painful circumstances surrounding a relationship in an effort to better understand the roots of the bullying epidemic.
I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho)
Daniel Ribeiro, 17 minutes
A blind schoolboy develops a crush on a new student in his class in this tender Brazilian short available on YouTube, with accompanying curriculum included in this collection.