About Out In Front
Out In Front: Queer Youth Changing the World is a five-episode docuseries offering a glimpse into the lives of young LGBTQ+ activists doing their part to change their world for the better. These are students, artists, and creators who are working to harness their power, their story, and their passion to make a difference on issues such as gun violence, racial justice, immigration, and more.
- Type: Docuseries
- Genre: Lifestyle, activism
- Length: 5 episodes, 4-6 minutes each
The series was made possible through a generous grant from Converse.
About the EduGuide
You can download our official EduGuide for Out In Front by clicking the large white button above. Our guide will walk you through each episode in the series, asking 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, but it can be adapted for younger and older audiences as needed. You can follow this guide on your own, with your GSA, during family night, or in a classroom.
The 5 videos featured in Out In Front are available to watch for free on YouTube and have been arranged here for easy viewing.
She Is Changing The Face Of Gun Violence Prevention | Andrea Gonzales
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Andrea Gonzales became aware of the “white-washing” of the gun violence prevention movement. Following a scare at her own high school, she became involved with Youth Over Guns, a New York-based organization dedicated to giving Black and Brown young people a voice. At just 19 years old, Gonzales has become the representation that her community needs.
Meet The Trans Teen Behind ‘Jude’s Law’ | Jude
Jude knew her identity from a very early age. At just 9 years old, she made her first appearance at the Colorado state capitol, testifying in support of House Bill 19-1039, which would make it easier for trans people to change the name and gender designation on their birth certificate. Today, that very law has passed, now with a new name – Jude’s Law.
They Quit Capitol Hill To Fight For Black Liberation | Stephon Bradberry
After graduating college, Stephon Bradberry landed what many would consider a dream job working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. But disillusioned by their coworkers’ inaction around Black issues, Stephon took a huge leap of faith, quitting their job to work on We, Too, Are America, a nonprofit focused on uplifting Black voices and relentlessly pursuing liberation for all Black people. Stephon’s work now focuses on dismantling white supremacy, building anti-racist frameworks, and developing radical political imagination to achieve a more just world.
He’s Helping UndocuQueer Folks Access Healthcare | Victor Hernandez
After watching his father navigate the healthcare system, Victor Hernandez joined New Mexico Dream Team to help undocumented, queer folks gain access to vital mental health and medical resources.
Her Dream is Keeping Families Together | Cynthia Garcia
Cynthia Garcia migrated to Oklahoma at 15, living in fear her family could be deported. Coming out to her mother “was like a telenovela” and she found a great deal of homophobia in the Latinx immigrant community and anti-immigrant sentiment in her local queer community. Now, Garcia works in deportation defense, helping other “undocuqueer” people in crisis avoid deportation with United We Dream.
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