Bayard & Me

Director: Matt Wolf
2016 | USA | 17m
GENRE: Activism | Biography/History | Black/African American | Documentary | Gay | Racism | Relationships
SECTION: Short

Director Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Frameline32) returns with a stunning short about Bayard Rustin. Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s, Bayard adopted his younger lover, Walter Naegle, to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when gay marriage was inconceivable. He reflects on the little-known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.