Ronen Rubinstein and Brian Michael Smith to Partake in “Queer Firefighters On-Screen & IRL” Panel for Outfest’s 2022 TV Festival ‘The Outfronts’

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Following an emotional and beautiful LGBTQ-filled end to 9-1-1: Lone Star‘s third season, which you can read about here, stars Ronen Rubinstein and Brian Michael Smith have been announced as part of the lineup for next month’s The Outfronts, a TV festival from LGBTQ+ film festival and nonprofit organization Outfest. The Outfronts had its inaugural festival last year.

The festival, set to take place starting June 3 for four days, will be both virtual and in-person in Los Angeles. It “will feature panel discussions with the casts and crews of some of our favorite LGBTQ+ series, advance screenings,” and the world premiere of Peacock’s Queer as Folk reboot.

Rubinstein and Smith will participate in the “Queer Firefighters On-Screen & IRL” in-person event, with more talent TBA. The full description of the panel is below:

“Come join us at the OutFronts Firehouse as your favorite queer firefighters on TV (and there are a lot of queer firefighters on TV these days!) sit down with their real-life counterparts to discuss being queer and saving lives.”

The panel will take place in person on Saturday, June 4 at 3 p.m. PST at NeueHouse Hollywood. Fans can order tickets for just $22.05 apiece here, and can also make a donation to Outfest if they want.

More information on the lineup can be found here, with additional information on the 2022 Outfronts at the official website.

Read our 2020 Pride Month articles on Smith and his character Paul Strickland here and Rubinstein’s T.K. Strand here, as well as our 2021 Pride Month article on Rubinstein here. Stay tuned to Nerds and Beyond for more news!

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Megan has been passionate about writing since she was little and has been passionate about all things pop culture and nerdy since almost as long. Joining Nerds and Beyond in 2019, she also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism. Megan is constantly binge-watching shows and finding new things to obsess over. 9-1-1 and Marvel currently reign as the top obsessions. You can find her on Twitter @marvels911s if you ever want to discuss some certain firefighters.
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