Joan Garner (above) has this choice morsel to tell. For a time in her life, she explains, "I had wanted to become a minister. But our minister at church told me that I should instead aspire to be a minister's wife." Judge Phyllis Frye (below) is transgendered; if that isn't one hell of a leap (for the electorate as much as for Ms Frye), I don't know what else might be. Hearing about what Frye went through prior to her current status is both alarming and salutary.
Karla Drenner tells of the apology she received, unasked for and thus all the more surprising and heartfelt, from one of her constituents. Two of the most famous of this crew, elected to the highest office so far, are U.S. Senators Barney Frank (shown at bottom, right) and Tammy Baldwin (below). While Frank's story is already well-known, it's good to hear more about Baldwin and her rise.
Joel Burns on behalf of endangered GLBT teens. I just wish that Ms Abel had been able to quit while she was ahead. Her documentary is finally just a little too long and repetitive and, toward the end, overly preachy (the end credits song, in particular). The message has come through loud and clear already and does not need quite the repetition given it here.
Breaking Glass Pictures and running only 67 minutes (in the theatrical cut; you might want to watch the 87-minute extended cut, which is also available on the disc) -- hit the streets last month on both VOD and DVD. It is hard to imagine a better documentary to celebrate June's Gay Pride Month.