The film traced the election contest in Maryland over the rights of GLBT folks to marry, with a focus on African-American gay and lesbian people, and in the context of the organized opposition of many Black churches. I thought the film treated both sides of the divided community with fairness, showing the pain within families, and the pain GLBT folks experience between remaining closeted in a beloved community that rejects who they are, or telling the truth and facing rejection and misunderstanding. The circle discussion that followed went until 10:30, and was one of the most candid and thoughtful I've yet experienced in the WPC.
Painting the walls
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