Bayard & Me

Director: Matt Wolf | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2017 | Length: 16 min
Language: English | Age: 12+ years

The startling true story about how the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King Jr., adopted his partner Walter Naegle in the 1980s for legal protections.

Through this documentary Walter remembers Bayard and how they had to work around the system decades before gay marriage was legalized, while also reflecting on intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.

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