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Break Through is a raw, eye-opening documentary following a group of impassioned theatre students who come together to produce a play aiming to shed light on the many stigmas and equality-rights issues faced by LGBT youth in the United States today.

In September 2010, 18 year-old Tyler Clementi took his own life following the online posting of a secret video, made by his roommate, of Tyler’s sexual encounter with another male student. This tragedy and betrayal touched people across the country, but none more intensely than young adults questioning modern sexual mores and how they affect their own sexual identities.

Using what happened to Tyler as the catalyst, the students embark on a daring, creative process where they will face the truths about themselves and their families. In the end, they learn the importance of self-acceptance and of overcoming their fears, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Directed by Aaron Hos. United States. 2012. 61 min.
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Break Through
Tuesday, June 25 |
5:00pm

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Co-Sponsored by the UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, UMKC Pride Alliance, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference 2014 Kansas City Committee, and the Kansas City Human Rights Commission's Gay & Lesbian Task Force

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