Social activist and filmmaker announces his same-sex marriage in the newspaper of his small hometown in the hills of western Pennsylvania.
When it results in controversy, Joe returns to Oil City to engage with traditional values activists, local leadership and townsfolk and finds that change doesn't come easy.
Typical teenager who likes sports and cars but has to withdraw from high school when he is harassed for being gay.
C.J. is given a camera to share very personal footage.
Mother of C.J. seeks help from Joe to confront school authorities that ignored the harassment and violence endured by her son.
Kathy later testifies on proposed anti-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania.
Head of the Pennsylvania chapter of the conservative American Family Association.
Diane is infuriated by the prospect of a “homosexual agenda” invading her small town and opposes tolerance training and anti-discrimination legislation.
Evangelical preacher forms a transformative friendship with Joe.
Lesbian businesswoman lives with her partner next to the house where Joe lived as a child and becomes highly visible in the community after purchasing and renovating a theatre in downtown Oil City.
Leads community efforts with her partner, Rox, to restore a theatre in downtown Oil City and revitalize the rural economy.
Wife of Pastor Micklos disapproves of same-sex marriage but becomes a friend.
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