Center on Halsted Video 1

by Center on Halsted

Filed Under: LGBTQ

Due to the drop-in nature of the youth center, we agreed to leave the process open-ended in order to invite as many voices as possible. We held four group meetings over four weeks for brainstorming and filming. The participants were invited to be on film or to simply engage in the dialogue. The video represents just one of these dialogues. Our group members represent the diversity of the center, including gay, straight, transgender, lesbian, Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic and various other people. Each groups’ discussions varied, but a consistent theme was that the LGBTQ community as a whole has experienced much gender-based violence in the form of verbal, emotional, physical and systemic acts. These personal stories indicate the violence that occurs when people step out of “traditional” gender roles in order to be true to themselves.


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