Cleve Jones talks about the AIDS quilt (NAMES project) that he started, the politics surrounding treating AIDS, and the compassionate feelings that the quilt engenders (compared to American barn raisings). There is a postscript with Mike Savage from Dignity Chicago, a lesbian and gay Catholic organization.
Although the title of the group specifies gays lesbians are also included in this heartfelt, 1982, discussion with four parents who are active in Parents and Friends of Gays and how this group offers support to parents and children coming out. Discussions cross race and class boundaries on coming out and include issues of repercussions, acceptance, guilt, stigma, and how trust and love can offer a bridge to a larger understanding of sexual identity. Learn of the courage, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance required of both parents and children in the process of coming out.