MPW.65 / Trenton Living Out Loud by Bernhard Riedmann
Bernhard Riedmann Hamburg, Germany
Team Mac

Story Summary

Approximately 3.5 percent of all Americans are openly gay, lesbian or bisexual. In 25 year-old Aaron Kelley’s conservative hometown, it’s 0.2 percent – less than ten people. Trenton, Mo. just isn’t the right place for a young man like him, some say. Aaron’s dreams of being a dancer, a female singer or a famous drag queen challenges the rural community. The only thing the city can offer him is a weekly karaoke night and a job at McDonald’s. That’s why he sometimes escapes into the world of imagination.