Out on Film to Honor Actor and Producer Wilson Cruz with Trailblazer Award

Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival, will honor actor and producer Wilson Cruz with the Trailblazer Award after a screening of an episode of Apple’s “Visible: Out On Television.”

Cruz became the first openly gay actor to play an openly gay character in a leading role in an American televisions series with his role on “My So-Called Life” as Enrique Vasquez. Following that, he has been seen in landmark LGBTQ series “Noah’s Arc” and popular series like “13 Reasons Why,” “Party of Five,” and “Star Trek: Discovery.”

Cruz will receive the award on Tuesday, June 19 following a screening of the third episode of “Visible: Out On Television,” which will look at HIV/AIDS and how the television industry ignored the epidemic but eventually raised awareness of the issue.

The screening begins at 7pm, and a live Q&A with Cruz will begin at 8:15pm. You can tune into the screening here.