A diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant, of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer experience in The Out List.
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. With wit and wisdom, this set of trailblazing individuals weaves universal themes of love, loss, trial, and triumph into the determined fight for full equality.
Activist and actor, politician and provocateur, drag queen and athlete all share personal stories that set them apart and tie them together, revealing a poignant, familiar journey to find themselves and secure a place in modern society. 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.
Director – Producer
Photographer / filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is known for his strikingly intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures. He won a Grammy Award for his 1998 documentary Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart and his 2004 project, Thinking XXX, became a best-selling book, a traveling exhibition and a feature HBO documentary. His latest films include The Black List series, The Latino List series and About Face: Supermodels Then and Now.
Sam McConnell is a partner in McConnell / Hauser, a film and video production company based in New York and Los Angeles. He is a producer and director of a range of projects including commercial work, documentaries, music videos, and narrative films. He is currently adapting the novel "In the City of Shy Hunters" as his next feature project.
Tommy Walker is a film and producer/director in New York City. In 2005 Walker co- directed and produced the feature length theatrical documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, about refugees from war torn Sudan, their subsequent immigration to America, and their experience in a Post 9/11 world. The film won Best Documentary as well as the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Walker has produced and directed big- budget films for Toyota, Mercedes, Daimler Chrysler and Hewlett Packard. These films have been used to brand and introduce new directions and products for these companies. Walker is currently a producer and partner with Freemind Beauty, a production company that has produced The Black List and The Latino List for HBO documentaries.
Orlan Boston is an Ernst & Young LLP Principal and management consultant based in New York City where he advises healthcare and life sciences companies. Boston is also a leader in many corporate social responsibility initiatives, specifically in the areas of diversity and inclusion, civil rights, sustainability, philanthropy and community service and outreach. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Boston was Deloitte Consulting’s chief diversity officer, and he currently serves on nonprofit boards
Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino are the owners of D&P Creative Strategies, LLC, a government relations and public affairs firm, based in DC. They also have two production companies, Brown Beauty Productions and Milagro Productions as ways to impact social change through film. Both women are Executive Producers of “The Latino List: Volumes 1 & 2, that aired on HBO during Hispanic Heritage month in 2011 and 2012.
Duran currently serves on the boards of PODER PAC, The Futuro Media Group, The Velvet Foundation (National LGBT Museum, DC) and the National Council of La Raza Action Fund. Pino serves on the boards of the Arcus Foundation, the National Council of La Raza, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the Nielsen Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council.
Michael Slap Sloane is an independent entrepreneur who has owned and operated a variety of businesses in the retail space. In addition, he founded Freemind Ventures, a production company committed to content exploring identity and diversity through intimate story telling. Freemind’s first project was a Sundance favorite and 2008’s first HBO festival purchase – “The Black List: Volume 1”. Sloane went on to co-produce volumes 2 & 3, as well as “The Latino List: Volumes 1 & 2. Sloane worked as an executive producer, along with Perfect Day Films, on “About Face: Supermodels Now and Then”. “About Face” premiered at Sundance in 2011 and aired on HBO as well.
Wesley Adams is the COO of Purpose Foundation, an incubator for new social movements, where he helped launch Webby Honoree AllOut.org, an unprecedented alliance of more than 1.5 million straight, gay, lesbian, bi and trans people adding critical people power to the historic fight for full equality. Before joining Purpose Foundation, Wesley was a founding partner at The Icon Group, a hospitality development and event marketing agency with properties around the country, including the James Beard Foundation Award-nominated restaurant La Condesa in Austin. He has worked with brands such as Universal Studios, ESPN, Diesel, Playstation and Moet Hennessy to produce performance- and celebrity-driven events, including the premiere event for HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Wesley is a founding member of the New York LGBT Community Center's Young Leaders Council and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Chad Thompson grew up on a farm in rural Virginia. In 2000, he moved to the big city where he developed a fondness for go-go boys and aging supermodels. He is the founder of Communa-k, a leading casting agency for fashion designers and has extensive experience in branding and publicity. Thompson co-produced “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”, which premiered at Sundance and aired on HBO.