Thursday, June 24, 2021

Outfest Launching Inaugural OutFronts To Highlight LGBTQ+ TV

Outfest has announced that they will be launching a new virtual festival this June called OutFronts, highlighting LGBTQ+ representation in episodic television. The event will span the course of five days, running from June 4 through June 8.

The upcoming event will offer free programming as well as exclusive, member-only premieres and sneak peeks. All the presentations will highlight queer TV programs, characters, and explore how LGBTQ+ representation is changing across TV and film.

The panels will focus on TV across networks and streaming, including but not limited to:

  • Love, Victor Season 2, panelists to be announced
  • The CW’s LGBTQ Superheroes Panel featuring Javicia Leslie (Batwoman), Nancy Kiu (writer/producer, Batwoman), Chyler Leigh (Supergirl), Nicole Maines (Supergirl), Carl Ogawa (producer), and moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide)
  • Special featuring Ryan O’Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, and moderator Anthony Ramos (GLAAD Head of Talent)
  • Being Out in Television Panel featuring Paris Barclay (director/producer, Station 19), Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy), Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1: Lone Star), Gina Yashere (Bob Hearts Abishola), and Alexandra Grey (MacGyver)
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Find the full schedule here, and learn more about Outfest, including how to unlock special member programming, here.

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Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds. She joined the team in 2019 but has always enjoyed talking about her favorite fandoms. When she isn't writing or working, you can find her reading, watching her favorite shows and movies, and building her repertoire of Dad jokes.

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