The Walt Whitman Community School in Dallas, not yet accredited and struggling with low enrollment, was founded in 1997 as a haven for gay kids fleeing harassment at their previous schools. One of a few institutions of its kind, the school accepts boarders, who are placed with host families. Although weak on context and a bit too much like raw data, Jeremy Simmon’s documentary succeeds when the students speak for themselves: their life circumstances have made them precociously self-aware, though that doesn’t stop one HIV-positive boy from having unprotected sex in the restroom, provoking a crisis.