Coming Out: A 50 Year History

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Transgender teen Jazz Jennings narrates Coming Out: A 50 Year History where young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern LGBTQ movement.

The interviewers get an opportunity to compare and contrast the modern "coming out" experience with people who came out during McCarthy, Civil Rights, post-Stonewall, and AIDS eras. In the end, they learn that every generation of activists stands on the shoulders of those who came before and that activism needs to continue even in the light of great social strides.

Coming Out: A 50 Year History

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