Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.
An incredible amount has changed in terms of the playing field for openly LGBT actors in the days since the campaign started. In April 2011 things were looking pretty bleak: we had yet to see someone huge come out, someone who could carry a film, a bona fide movie star.
America is ready for more than just gay best friends, gay assistants, gay relatives and gay hairstylists. It's time for a world where we're more than todays' version of Carla on Cheers, but the Sams and the Dianes, or even the Rebeccas.
Sasha Gray has done it, Tracy Lords and Ron Jeremy have been doing it for years and Jenna Jameson wants to do it on Broadway. Adult film actors are making the transition to traditional entertainment work.