Out in Hollywood is a new organization by and for the LGBTQ+ community within the screen industry; we exist to advocate for unproduced LGBTQ+ projects and better the diversity of representation in both film and TV.
Founded by working queer producers, studio, and network executives, Out in Hollywood empowers industry creatives, networks, and studios to come together and champion as-yet-untold stories. Our goal is to help connect artists and decision makers with the support they need to bring ideas to life. We will accomplish this through a myriad of strategies that will be launched over the coming year, starting with our Out Loud List.
Our first initiative is to create a curated list of the best untold stories from the queer community. Similar to the groundbreaking success of WeForShe's WriteHer list, our own LGBTQIA-focused endeavor will highlight unproduced scripts that focus on the diversity, challenges, and achievements of the queer community; sustain rich queer characters; and/or are written by queer creators. While we are now at a peak for queer representation on screen, we believe there is still more to be done, and aim to approach closing those gaps through lifting up these stories.
We are led by a board of proudly out executives and producers working within Hollywood. Together, we realized the incredible strides other groups have made toward increasing representation for those historically marginalized and we want to do the same for the LGBTQ+ community. As producers, studio executives, network executives, and creatives from both sides (TV and film) of the business, we represent an intersection of perspectives that let us bring a diverse array of awareness to the initiatives we create.
We don't provide counseling services ourselves, but we encourage anyone in need of support to reach out to the Trevor Project online or call 24/7 @ 1-866-488-7386.
Additionally, the Los Angeles LGBT Center provides myriad services for our community in the Southern California area, including health and medical (with STI testing), social services, youth housing, and advocacy.