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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.


The film includes original interviews with LGBTQ women in rural South Dakota and Minnesota, gay rights activists, and Rural Queer Studies scholars. It also features an original animation and song about metronormativity. You can watch a preview of the film here. To host a screening, please contact

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