Fearless is an MSNBC original video series created in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and ONE Archives. The series discusses the context in which early LGBTQ+ activists struggled and thrived, and how they fought (and won) against overwhelming challenges like transphobia in the legal system, police raids on queer nightlife establishments, religious discrimination, and so much more.
- Type: Video Series
- Genre: Documentary
- Length: 9 episodes, between 4-7 minutes each
- Available On: YouTube
About the EduGuide
The official EduGuide for Fearless is available to download for free by clicking the large white button above. It will walk you through each video in the series and provide you with discussion questions that ask you to think critically about the stories you watch. It’s intended for young adults (YA) ages 14+, or those already in late middle or high school. You can follow this guide on your own, with your fellow GSA members, during family night, or even in a classroom. You can watch and discuss one video at a time, or even watch the entire series in one sitting. The options are limitless.
The Video Episodes
There are nine episodes in the Fearless series. Each episode features a single pioneer/trailblazer form the 20th century LGBTQ+ activist movement in Los Angeles, including:
Episode #1 – Reverend Troy Perry
Episode #2 – Malcolm Boyd
Episode #3 – Jewel Thais-Williams
Episode #4 – Alan Bell
Episode #5 – Virginia Uribe
Episode #6 – Mia Yamamoto
Episode #7 – Ivy Bottini
Episode #8 – Joey Terrill
Episode #9 – Carolyn Weathers
To learn more about the educational materials and opportunities the It Gets Better Project currently provides, please visit itgetsbetter.org/edu.