It's Still Elementary
Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools

It's Still Elementary - Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools
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Ten years after we made the groundbreaking It's Elementary, I got very curious about what had happened to some of the students in the classrooms where we had filmed. I also wanted to tell the story of why we had made the original film, the huge political fallout it generated, and the profound ...Read more

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