>I always get tons of emails about “new” and “exciting” television shows. Rarely are they actually new or exciting.

Even more rare are these Canadian reality shows actually important or even necessary. But the other day I got an email and I wanted to share it with everyone because

Showtime Networks and Executive Producer Bryn Freedman (A&E’s “Intervention”) are developing a new TV documentary series about gays and lesbians coming out to important people in their lives. The shows aim is to not only help the people we profile and the LGBTQ community in general, but also use television’s vast reach and power to enlighten and increase understanding of what it’s like to feel compelled to hide an essential part of oneself.

The show’s production team includes film & television producer Todd Shotz whose on-line video campaign against Prop 8 in California was honored on March 14 with the first-ever Human Rights Campaign E-Hero Award.

Freedman, Shotz and the rest of the team will treat the people we profile and their loved ones with the utmost care, dignity and respect, and will provide a support system of counselors and therapists throughout the process.

For more information on the documentary check out their site, Way Out.

Now that is what cool is really about.

Mike Morrison