Today, October 11 is National Coming Out Day and Peccadillo is celebrating the occasion with the online release of Denis Parrot’s new documentary COMING OUT.
In this social media world, more and more young gay, lesbian, bi or trans around the world, have decided to come out via videos on the Internet to their parents or close relatives within the unpredictable online world. These personal stories are brought together in this emotionally raw but uplifting feature. The film invites you to share the most intimate moments between young LGBT+ people and their loved ones.
The film is directed by Denis Parrot and among the coming out stories featured is Danny Noriega aka Adore Delano’s experience with his Mother, which is equally as funny as it is moving.
Peccadillo is inviting people to share their own coming out stories on Twitter.
We're COMING OUT and we want the World to know!
A film by Denis Parrot, Coming Out documents one of the most important moments in an LGBTQ+ teens life.
— Peccadillo Pictures (@peccapics) October 11, 2019
Peccadillo Pictures is an award-winning UK film distributor of Art House, Gay & Lesbian and World Cinema titles with an impressive collection of films from across the world. Launched in 2000, Peccadillo nurtures new and upcoming talent alongside established directors. In addition, Peccadillo Pictures also distributes short films and rereleases of classic titles. As well as bringing an array of films to cinemas across the UK and Ireland, Peccadillo provides film viewing on a variety of platforms, from online, video on demand, iTunes, Blu-ray and DVD.
First observed during the height of the AIDs crisis in 1988, National Coming Out Day began as a protest. Psychologist Richard Eichberg and activist Jean O’Leary created a day to call out the lack of research on the epidemic due to widespread homophobic views. Since then, it has become one of the most critical days for LGBT+ people, striking at a core part of the community.
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