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Just in time for the celebration of Pride Month, HBO premieres The Out List, presenting a series of intimate living portraits of prominent members of LGBT community exclusively on the premium channel Thursday, June 27 (9:30-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The film debuts in conjunction with the 44th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, widely considered the official start of the LGBT rights movement.
Subjects include Dustin Lance Black, Wade Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Christine Quinn, Lady Bunny, Jake Shears, Larry Kramer and Wanda Sykes.
The Out List explores lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity of a diverse group of trailblazing individuals through thoughtful stories of love, loss, trial and triumph and share insights into what it means to be out in their lives, community and country.
All of these captured under the lens of award-winning photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders showcasing compelling first-hand accounts in myriad of topics from marriage equality and religion to culture, family and politics. Over the past ten years, the celebrated portrait photographer has forged a successful second career directing and producing documentaries, including the HBO presentations About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, The Latino List, The Black List and their sequels.
Against the backdrop of historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage and financial equality, subjects recall joyous moments of acceptance and romance, along with painful instances of intolerance and discrimination, offering a unique modern and perspectives on being out in America.
Subjects as diverse as an Academy Award ® winning screenwriter (Dustin Lance Black), an Emmy ® Award winning comedian and host (Ellen De Generes), founder of Wigstock (Lady Bunny), Emmy ® Award winning actor and multiple Tony ® Award winning host (Neil Patrick Harris), co-founder of ACT UP (Larry Kramer), GLAAD Media Awardee (Cynthia Nixon), finance author (Suze Orman), Emmy ® award-winning stand up comedian (Wanda Sykes), lead vocalist of Grammy ® nominated pop group Scissor Sisters (Jake Shears) to the first female Latina and lesbian sheriff of Dallas County and former captain of the United States Army (Lupe Valdez).
Check out the behind the scenes stills from the photo session!
PopWrapped could never be more proud to highlight the accomplishments of these magnificent talented and brave individuals and we certainly hope the audience at large would recognize their poignant stories during the celebration of Pride Month and beyond.
Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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