Love, Simon is the queer movie that we as a community have been fighting for. The first of its kind to be backed by a mainstream studio (20th Century Fox), the movie showcases and normalises a gay love story to the wider world.
Among the breakout stars of the film, Keiynan Lonsdale has emerged as a fierce talent to watch. Identifying as queer himself, he speaks to Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti in an exclusive Gay Times interview - touching on the importance of queer stories for a new generation, and his own coming out experience.
"I suppose if anything, I would identify as queer - that feels the most accurate. My sexuality used to be all I could think about, and now it barely crosses my mind, which is cool. I think in the future we will get to a place where we are just human and there are no made up rules for how or who we should love, but for now it’s amazing and crucial to have a community and words that represent the journey to rainbow freedom."