LGBTQ Hulu Documentary ‘We Live Here: The Midwest’ Trailer: ‘We Are Altering What Defines a Nuclear Family’

Hulu has released the first trailer for the upcoming original documentary “We Live Here: The Midwest.”

The documentary film will premiere Dec. 6, streaming on Hulu. The film follows LGBTQIA+ families as they navigate the stigmas and discrimination against them in the Midwest, namely in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Minnesota.

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The full trailer can be seen below.

According to the official description, the doc “profiles families who hope to stay in a part of the country they love, and where they have often established deep roots: a trans/queer family with five children in Iowa must find a new community after being expelled from their church; a gay Black couple with a young daughter test the line of acceptance in Nebraska; a lesbian couple homeschool their bullied son on a farm in Kansas; a gay teacher in Ohio creates a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students; and a couple in Minnesota struggles to rebuild their families following both of their transitions. Meanwhile, Minnesota State Representative and queer mother, Heather Keeler, brings LGBTQIA+ rights to the political forefront despite ongoing death threats.”

Melinda Maerker serves as director and producer, with David Clayton Miller serving as producer.

“We are probably one out of three Black families, let alone gay families. A lot of people assume that we’re brothers or cousins,” expresses one of the documentary’s subjects in the trailer. “We’re just who we are.”

“Midwestern culture has an overall resistance to change,” says another. “We are altering what defines a nuclear family.”

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