Surfacing conrtrasts the very different ways in which three young gay men come out in their suburban landscapes. One finds overwhelming support from his friends and family while another confronts the prejudice of both kids at school and his religious mother. Using a slow driving rhythm, the effective stories of these two boys are interwoven like a conversation, contrasted by a third experience, written in text, which illustrates the emotions of being silent and hidden while gowing up gay. The three-way conversation speaks honestly about the very difficult issues of being young and gay. An excellent discussion starter.

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Stephen Remington 2002 15 min. USA

Founded in 1977, Frameline is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Frameline Voices is a new digital initiative that showcases diverse LGBT stories and expands access to films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders.

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