Rosie O'Donnell, David LaChapelle and
Peter Staley are among the 19 iconic boomers featured on PBS'
American Masters: The Boomer List.
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders'
(The Out List) documentary explores the story of the
influential baby boomer generation.
Premiering Tuesday, September 23, The
Boomer List features three gay boomers.
“Public school teachers in Long
Island, New York, saved my life in the '70s,” O'Donnell reveals in
the film. “They were involved and invested and helpful. One took
me into her family and loved me back to life. She taught me that
love is not formed and families are not formed by blood. That love
makes a family.”
AIDS activist Peter Staley declares
that “AIDS forced the gay community out of the closet.”
“It's one of the great American civil
disobedience movements,” he said.
Artist David LaChapelle talks about
being bullied as a teen.
“Eighth grade was really horrendous,
you know, getting milk cartons thrown at me at the cafeteria. By
ninth grade it was impossible. I just dropped out of school,”
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