Told through the eyes of Kelli Peterson, a 17-year-old high school student in Salt Lake City, Utah, Out of the Past
explores Kelliís history-making experience of forming a gay-straight alliance (GSA) in her public school. The protests, legislative battles and national media attention serve as a modern counterpoint to the history of human rights movements. The struggles and triumphs of Bayard Rustin, Barbara Gittings and other civil rights activists are also profiled in this powerful film.
Running time: 65 minutes.
Produced by Jeff Dupre and GLSEN.
The accompanying Out of the Past Teachers' Guide, published by GLSEN, contains historical context, ideas for discussion, and suggested assignments for each of the video's six segments. A glossary, bibliography and resource section are also
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