October 03, 2009, 01:16 AM
My church is struggling with these issues and I hope they will be open to watching your documentary. The Pastor is an example of what Christianity really means - treat others as you would have them treat you. This is a lesson that cannot be repeated too many times.
Mr. Lynn Wentzel
October 03, 2009, 12:07 AM
This was an amazingly positive look at something that can be so hard for small towns to see. Yes, there are gay students in high schools everywhere! For this student to share his story so publicly, for this mother to be so loving, for this couple who gave of their time and talent to produce such a moving and compelling story to that can reach students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school boards everywhere, thank you! I am sure that many accolades await you but none more powerful than the love and thanks of this boy and his mother.
September 13, 2009, 09:43 AM
I happened upon your film Friday evening and was able to watch the las segment. In that short time, I realized the importance of this movie and your work. I am looking forward to seeing the full film.
My partner and I have been together for 6 years. After living in the Pittsburgh area for some time, we moved back to my hometown. We are both very content with small town life though it is not always easy or comfortable.
I was so happy to see a film that focuses on the LGBT community outside of the cities. Far too often, small town LGBT people are left out of the national dialogue when, in fact, we live on the front lines of the struggle for acceptance and equality.
Thank you for your work and your voices…
September 12, 2009, 11:33 PM
I am a graduate of Penn State and I am proud that WPSU had to courage to air this film. I called in during the break and made a $75 pledge so that I can have my own copy of the DVD. I grew up and still live within a few miles of Oil City. I was pleased that the filmmakers were able to show that not all of us are against the GLBT community. The film gave me hope that people can change their opinions if they are given the truth. I just want to say again that I have never been prouder to be part of the Penn State family.
Oil City P.A.
September 12, 2009, 11:10 PM
Hi, you have done your homework well and I hope everyone will see this screening and change there minds about the old standards witch they grew up with. Some of our younger people have a good handle on life and are very open to change and except what they see, the rest have to ease up and get away from the tunnel vision, and look at the big picture. People have tried to change or forced to try with no success. I am who I am and proud of it.
September 12, 2009, 08:35 AM
Great work! If everyone could see this documentary, I think it would change some minds.
September 03, 2009, 02:27 PM
It was good they had the hearing about the anti-discrimination bill in Erie. This is a big city compaed to where the film takes place but there are still a lot of problems.
New York, NY
September 01, 2009, 11:42 AM
If only 10% of the world’s population had the compassion, understanding, awareness and, most of all, patience of Joe Wilson, humanity might actually be sustainable.
September 01, 2009, 11:41 AM
September 01, 2009, 11:39 AM
Fantastic movie - very compelling.
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