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Student-Made Documentary Examines Discrimination Against LGBT Teens

Student-Made Documentary Examines Discrimination Against LGBT Teens


A new student-filmed documentary, Breaking the Silence, examines the discrimination faced by LGBT teenagers in Colorado and how they determined to become antibullying activists.

Shea Alexander Dietz came out as gay during his senior year in high school and, deeply affected by the rash of suicides due to antigay bullying, he decided to chronicle his own journey to becoming an activist. When his principal denied him filming access inside the high school, Dietz decided to film the lives of his friends away from the school. Dietz obtained some powerful footage, including that of one female student who came out to her teacher who told her she was going to hell. Dietz and his friends eventually created their own antibullying campaign.

For more information visit BreakingTheSilenceTheFilm. Watch the trailer below.

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