PBS Online Film Festival

Mr. United States

Season 2018 Episode 16 | 13m 58s Video has closed captioning.

Today, Avery D. Wilson appears to be a confident pillar of his community, but in this uplifting story, he reveals otherwise. He was bullied as a child, and later questioned how being gay would affect his faith. As an adult, he feared how his parents would react to his secret. It wasn't until years later that Avery learned to accept himself – to love himself – and become Mr. United States.

Aired: 07/16/18

Expires: 07/12/20

Rating: NR

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