Find Out How LGBTQ Women Really Fare in Rural Communities with In Plain Sight: Video

Find Out How LGBTQ Women Really Fare in Rural Communities with In Plain Sight: Video

Produced by Carly Thomsen, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, In Plain Sight is a documentary that interviews LGBTQ women in rural communities and argues that these places are often much more inclusive than the stereotypes lead one to believe. Contrary to dominant ideas that position rural places as backwards, conservative, and homophobic, the women in this documentary feel safe, supported, and happy. The film asks how we have come to imagine what life is like for LGBTQ people in rural places, and provides an opportunity to imagine it otherwise. 

In this interview, Sharon Golan, Director of Content Licensing at Infobase, speaks with Professor Thomsen about the making of the film, including what inspired this project and how the film helps fill a gap in LGBTQ+ research.

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Learn how one documentarian is filling a gap in LGBTQ+ research in this exclusive interview.