1995, 18 minutes
In the summer of 1995, media artist Cheri Gaulke worked with ten lesbian and gay youth (15-23 years old), to create nine short works in video that express their lives and concerns. Together they became Out Loud – deeply personal looks at issues as disparate as coming out, suicide, passion, marriage, computer networking, lesbian bashing, public spectacle, and becoming president. This project addresses the lack of images of lesbian and gay youth in the culture-at-large. Out Loud includes: Square Peg by Tony Gallegos, Bakla Brat by Juno Salazar Parreña, Modem Boy by Leroy Vaughn, A Lavender Tinted World by Rhiannon Pollock, Mirror Gate by Gabriel Baltazar, Forest Lawn Wedding by Alida Bailey and Nikki Mazerant, Polluted Waters by Stephen Motika, Hands by Sarah Rodriguez, American Dream by Adam Sofen.
Credits: Directed by Cheri Gaulke, editor Joseph Leonardi, original music Miriam Cutler, post-production LBMA Video, Long Beach Museum of Art. Made possible by grants from the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles and the Brody Arts Fund.
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