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Intermission: What It's Like to Be Gay in Rural America

by Nona Willis Aronowitz

September 4, 2011

We know gay people don't just live in big cities, and with societal acceptance on the rise, rural same-sex couples are coming out more and more. Enter You Are Loved, a 12-minute documentary that takes a look at the gay pride parade in the small town of Bozeman, Montana. "The more they realize people like us are out there, and not everybody is this stereotype, the more welcoming they are," one man says. "Really it's about getting to know people." And it seems to have worked: The town's gay pride weekend had a huge turnout. This doc smashes assumptions not only about the LGBT community, but about rural America, too.

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Intermission: What It's Like to Be Gay in Rural America