MPW.65 / Trenton Living Out Loud by Bernhard Riedmann
Photographer
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.