The I Want the World to Know Initiative encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) individuals from all walks of life to share their coming out stories as a way to defeat homophobia, anti-gay bullying, and teen violence and suicide.
Creator, Rebecca S. Katz is a filmmaker and activist for compassion. She was raised in Canton, MA, and graduated from Tufts University in 2007, where she majored in English and Film Studies. She spent three years in New York City working for Shine Global, a non-profit film production company dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of children worldwide through documentary films that raise awareness and effect political change.
Rebecca now resides in Los Angeles and is attending the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC where she expects to receive her MFA in 2012.
To hear more coming out stories and learn more about Rebecca and her inspiration visit the I Want the World to Know website.