In Plain Sight is a documentary film about LGBTQ women in the rural upper Midwest who want to stay. Contrary to dominant ideas that position rural places as backwards, conservative, and homophobic, the women in In Plain Sight feel safe, supported, and happy. The film asks how we have come to imagine what life is like for LGBTQ people in rural places–and provides an opportunity to imagine it otherwise.
On this website, you will find resources related to all things rural and queer–from examples of pop culture representations of rural life for LGBTQ people, to outtakes from In Plain Sight, to educational resources for teaching against the metronormative grain.
“Rural gay persons fare no worse than their urban counterparts when it comes to their sense of wellbeing.”
— Chris Wienke and Gretchen J. Hill