Bayard & Me is a short doc about how the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., adopted his partner Walter Naegle in the 1980s for legal protections. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and how they had to work around the system in an era when gay marriage was inconceivable. He also reflects on the little known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.
Screening History & Awards
*Official Selection: Outfest, QFest, and Calgary Underground Film Festivals
DCFF Screening Information
Plays with the The Stories We Tell shorts package
Sunday, February 25th, 12:30pm