Still I Rise: A Look at LGBT Youth Struggle through Statistics




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Published on May 5, 2011

Video complied as a part of ENG class. Deals with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth struggles as a result of society's ignorance and irrational hate toward the homosexual community as a whole.
The song used in this video is True Colors by Cyndi Lauper and the audio of the poem (Still I Rise) recitation is that of its author Maya Angelou.
Video produced, edited, and directed by Derick Schultz
Persons featured in this video: Amber Kruger, Haley Jacobson, Colleen Werner, Jesus Rodriguez, Savanna Schwartz, Nick Magness, Mariah Garver and Derick Schultz

True Colors performed by Cyndi Lauper, (C) 1986 Sony BMG Music Entertainment. No copyright infringement intended. For educational and non-profit purpose.

"Still I Rise" from And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou

Statistic cited from:
GLSEN 2009 National Climate Survey
2007 Massachusetts Youth Risk Survey
2006 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Study

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    • Cyndi Lauper
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    • Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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    • Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
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    • SME (on behalf of WaterTower Music); Sony ATV Publishing, Abramus Digital, SOLAR Music Rights Management, LatinAutor - SonyATV, UBEM, Global Music Rights LLC, LatinAutor, CMRRA, and 10 Music Rights Societies


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