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PHOTOS: GLAAD, THE ADVOCATE AND MSNBC FILMS WITH TIME STUDIOS, HOST VIP SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY FEATURE ON THE HISTORY AND OVERTURNING OF THE U.S. MILITARY’S DISCRIMINATORY ‘DON’T ASK DON’T TELL’ POLICY
- Last updated: November 9, 2023
Los Angeles, CA — November 9, 2023 – Overnight at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre in West Hollywood, GLAAD, The Advocate and MSNBC Films with TIME Studios, hosted a VIP screening of “Serving in Secret: Love, Country and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a documentary feature which focuses on the history of LGBTQ discrimination in the military and the series of events leading to the overturn of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2012. The film highlights the story of former Marine Captain, Tom Carpenter, and his experiences as a closeted service member who joined legions of others to advocate for LGBTQ equality in Armed Forces.
The VIP screening, which took place on the eve of Out Magazine’s Out100 gala, included out military veterans and active duty members of the military, LGBTQ movement leaders as well as creators, journalists and several Out100 honorees.
NBC Out’s Jay Valle led an insightful and powerful post-screening conversation with former Marine Captain Tom Carpenter, associate producer and researcher, Jade Hill and Senior Editor at The Advocate, John Casey.
Executive Director of Digital Content at equalpride, Kayla Gagnet, Senior Director for Global LGBTQ+ Equality at Procter & Gamble, Brent Miller, and Senior Director of Communications at GLAAD, Tony Morrison, shared remarks at the VIP screening.
The MSNBC Turning Point documentary features key interviews including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Former Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, Former Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, Rachel Maddow among others and premieres this Sunday night November 12th at 10pm on MSNBC, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Photos from the event can be found HERE
Courtesy Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for GLAAD.
The Social Media Toolkit for the film can be found HERE
About MSNBC Films: MSNBC Films, a division of MSNBC, produces and acquires documentary features and short films for distribution across the NBCUniversal News Group platforms. MSNBC Films collaborates with top filmmakers to deliver a variety of thought-provoking films that reveal the humanity beyond the headlines, combining the extraordinary journalism of NBCUniversal News Group. For more information, please visit https://www.msnbc.com/films.
About The Advocate: The Advocate is the world’s leading source of LGBT news and information. Capturing the political and cultural conversations of the community through award-winning journalism, compelling photography and video, and vital commentary, The Advocate defines what it is to be gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender today. Since 1967, audiences and brands trust The Advocate to deliver critical and timely information and reporting on business, politics, arts and entertainment, family life, health, and more. In print, online, and across social, The Advocate is the community’s most trusted source.
About equalpride: equalpride is the leading certified LGBTQ+ owned & operated media, digital, social, TV, print and entertainment company in the country. Our mission is to provide content of inspiration, hope, community, equality and love through our platforms that reach a vast majority of the American LGBTQ+ audience every month. We are a diverse community of storytellers, innovators, and influencers who believe in giving a voice to all people! Our portfolio includes some of the world’s most prestigious LGBTQ+ brands: Out, The Advocate, Out Traveler, Plus, PRIDE.COM, and the all-new Advocate Channel.
About GLAAD: GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
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