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Out in the Silence

'Out In The Silence' Award For Youth Activism 2012: And The Winners Are...

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

We launched the Out in the Silence Award for Youth Activism to encourage, highlight and honor creative and courageous young people and their work to call attention to bullying, harassment, bigotry and discrimination, and to promote safe schools and inclusive communities for all.

Winners of the First Annual 'Out in the Silence' Award for Youth Activism Announced

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The program exceeded all expectations, and today, International Human Rights Day 2011, we're thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual Out in Silence Award for Youth Activism, honoring three remarkable groups of courageous youth.

Rally for Equality in Tupelo, Hate Group's Hometown

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

We're taking our film and campaign to Tupelo to help build support for efforts to counter the divisiveness of hate groups like the American Family Association, and to make our communities more just and inclusive for LGBT people.

What's Marriage got to do with it? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Until Proposition 8 and all the other laws that limit marriage to opposite-sex couples are repealed, LGBT people will not be full people in the eyes of the law or of society.

'At 13' -- Why We Must Make it Better for LGBT Teens (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The epidemic of teen suicides has directed national attention to the severity of homophobic bigotry and harassment, but it has not deterred the religious right from continuing to battle against measures to protect students.

Out In The Silence is a Powerful Documentary

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Out in the Silence chronicles the journey of Joe Wilson to his boyhood home of Oil City, a small town in western Pennsylvania, after declaring his wedding to Dean Hamer in his hometown paper.

Proposition 8 Dispatch From the Culture Wars Front

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

There is a side to gay America that is rarely seen and takes place in conservative, often deeply religious small towns and rural communities where those strive to fit in rather than to stand out.