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Five young gays and lesbians in New York City have produced their own vivid autobiographical portraits with the help of videomaker Joan Jubela. Each portrait is unique, and each of these homoteens has a style all their own. Monique talks about her girlfriends and about being a Latina dyke in New York City. Peter, meanwhile, tapes the story of his long-distance relationship with his closeted Canadian athlete boyfriend, Richard. An anonymous 15-year old talks about being hassled in school and shows off his scrapbooks of gay and African-American history. 17-year old community organizer Henry M. Diaz offers a look at the organization that helped him come out, Youth Force. And Nicky, a 19-year old Afro Carribbean-American lesbian, tells us about her girlfriend, growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and being institutionalized for being a lesbian. Like Frameline Voices? Donate here: bit.ly/FramelineDonate

Joan Jubela 1993 60 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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