Friday, February 12, 2021

185 LGBTQ German actors "staged a mass coming-out"

Hollywood Reporter:

Nearly 200 LGBTQ actors in Germany, including some of the country's biggest film and TV stars, staged a mass coming-out in a German national newspaper Friday, in a public appeal for more diversity onstage and onscreen. 


In interviews with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the actors repeat depressingly similar stories of being warned by agents, directors and producers to not come out publicly 

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