Documentary that Transcends Equality

A documentary that reflects the diversity of the gay community deserves our support.


By Melanie Nathan, October 20, 2015.

BETWEEN THE SHADES is a feature film documentary exploring the shades of being gay; discussing what connects us all: Our desire to love.

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 11.38.25 AMI had the great privilege of interviewing award-winning filmmaker, Jill Salvino. We discussed Between the Shades, her new project, and first feature length documentary. As an activist usually focused on law and politics, I realized that not only is the timing for this project perfect, but it promises to be a crucial bridge at this stage in the LGBT community’s journey toward full equality.

“Recently,” notes Salvino, “I found myself reflecting on a flippant conversation I had about the “type of gay” a close friend of mine was. It was an innocent conversation on the diversity of our mutual gay friends.  He’s not ‘gay’ like Michael, he’s more like Pete ‘gay’. She instantly knew what I meant. I began to wonder…

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