And I have exciting news for you all. Tonight I was privileged enough to attend a screening of Out in the Silence, an award-winning documentary about a gay teenager in small town Pennsylvania. The filmmakers, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, began their journey when they published their marriage announcement in the local paper of Joe's home town. Shortly thereafter, the hate mail started pouring in, followed by an unexpected cry for help from a mother whose son was being "tortured" at school because of his sexual orientation.
The film follows Joe's investigation and his efforts to help this boy, while revealing the damage bigotry is doing to everyone in our communities.
I encourage you to check out the film's official website, www.outinthesilence.com, and BUY THE DVD. It represents an amazing feat in filmmaking, as well as in the fight for human rights.
Now for the really great news. Joe Wilson was present at the screening, and I talked to him afterward (and bought my own copy of the movie!). He was kind enough to supply me with three SIGNED Out in the Silence postcards (pictured below), which I am going to give away here on the blog!
To enter the postcard giveaway contest, comment on this post. Please ONLY COMMENT ONCE. You will not be entered into the giveaway multiple times if you leave multiple comments. Please note that this contest is open only to residents of the United States (I only have so many stamps!).
Thank you so much, and once again, I do encourage you to check out the film, watch it with your friends, share it with your enemies, and over all, enjoy!
(P.S. Spread the word about the contest too!)