Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a "love letter" to the medium's power.
It's also a testament to how LGBTQ people and their allies harnessed TV to tell the community's stories, said Cruz, who along with actor-comedian Wanda Sykes was an executive producer for "Visible: Out on Television." The five-part documentary will be released Feb. 14 on the new Apple TV Plus streaming service.
"It's through television that we got to tell the entire society and our own culture what our lives are really like. Because of that amount of authenticity, we were able to move the needle to acceptance." said Cruz, whose TV roles include Dr. Hugh Culber in "Star Trek: Discovery" and Dennis in "13 Reasons Why."
"Visible: Out on Television" includes an interview with Ellen DeGeneres about coming out as gay along with her sitcom character, and Adam Lambert discussing his experience as an "American More