Out in Rural America

Out in Rural America

Sun, 06/18/2023 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm

John finally met his true love, Matthew

Credit: Provided by APT

Love, loss, self-discovery, and unity – these principles are woven through this documentary that follows five stories from the LGBTQ+ community.

Out In Rural America, a film produced by Fiona K. Willis (executive producer of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden) explores the struggles and joys of being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and genderqueer in the rural Midwest. Shot over a six-year period, it shares the journeys of courageous individuals who work to find their place in the small communities that they call home. Out In Rural America airs Sunday, June 18 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Out in Rural America is not about hate. It is about love, acceptance, and being true to self. Providing an honest portrait of the obstacles the LGBTQ+ community faces in rural America, the film gives viewers a deeper understanding of the challenges of being true to self and living authentically.

Through sharing these personal stories, Out in Rural America hopes viewers will gain a better understanding of the very human issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces and realize that these individuals are no different than themselves. To learn more, visit: https://www.wxxi.org/OIRA