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WATCH: New Documentary Celebrates Being 'Out in the Open'

WATCH: New Documentary Celebrates Being 'Out in the Open'

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The film features straight and gay celebrities who talk about accepting themselves and one another.

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Filmmaker Matthew Smith is bringing together celebrities, politicians, and everyday allies, straight and gay, who accept and celebrate LGBT people in the new documentary film Out in the Open.

They discuss coming to terms with their sexuality and accepting that of others, with the goal of empowering LGBT people, especially youths who suffer from bullying and ostracism.

Smith, an actor and director who had been in the closet professionally for fear of losing jobs, says he eventually decided to leave this fear behind come out as "a happy, stable gay man." He appears in the movie, along with several other straight and gay celebrities, including Carson Kressley, Eric Roberts, Greg Louganis, and Josh Strickland.

Smith and his partners at Real Stream Productions have begun a Kickstarter campaign to help them complete the film. Watch a trailer below.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.