8 members of ‘The Out List’ speak out about marriage and acceptance

This month, on Thursday, June 27, HBO Documentaries will debut The Out List, a documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders that explores LGBTQ identity in the United States. The film features various figures from the LGBTQ community - activists, celebrities, writers, and members of the U.S. military. Previously, Greenfield-Sanders, a photographer and director, was behind The Black List and The Latino List, working to present a diverse portrait of what it meant to be black or Latino in America. Now, he presents an equally intimate and fascinating portrait of the LGBTQ community. 

The production team explains more about the film: "Through this series of intimate interviews, LGBT personalities both known and unknown bring color and depth to their experiences of sexuality, gender expression, and identity. ... The subjects in The Out List are celebrated not just for being 'out' and visible in their own lives, but because they share a sense of responsibility for the struggle of a greater community and for the betterment of future generations."

Watch the promotional video for the documentary:  

Many of the stars of The Out List have spoken out about the importance of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, and many - including Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, and Christine Quinn - are themselves married in same-sex relationships. Below, Freedom to Marry shares quotes from 8 members of "The Out List" about marriage, tolerance, and the importance of acceptance. 

Neil Patrick Harris 

Wanda Sykes

Ellen DeGeneres

Lupe Valdez 

Christine Quinn

Suze Orman

Wade Davis

Dustin Lance Black

Learn more about The Out List HERE.