CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

While the LGTBQ rights movement has made tremendous strides since that first rock was thrown at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969, there are still many areas of the U.S. where the queer community doesn’t feel safe.

In the new Hulu documentary, “We Live Here: The Midwest,” director Melina Maerker and producer David Clayton Miller chronicle queer families living in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Ohio. “It took a long time,” Maerker told me at the recent Los Angeles “We Live Here” premiere of finding people to participate in the film. “It was really hard.”

“First it was a lot of interviewing families and seeing if they were willing to tell their stories,” Miller said. “But many of them were concerned about their jobs, let alone what their neighbors would feel about them. It was very difficult.”

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