Director Brett Ratner has teamed up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to produce and direct a gay rights video campaign.

Wednesday's announcement comes just three months after Ratner stepped down as producer of this year's Oscars for using an anti-gay slur.

Ratner said during a Q&A following a screening of his latest film, Tower Heist, that “rehearsing is for fags.” He apologized for the remark and resigned as producer of the annual awards show.

“Working together with GLAAD has been a very positive and enlightening experience for me, and I could not be more pleased to be developing this crucial campaign to help educate people that we all share the same humanity,” Ratner said in a statement announcing the initiative. “I am excited to get to work on this program and hope that minds and hearts are opened by what we create.”

The series will feature celebrities, professional athletes and politicians coming “out of the closet” as supporters of gay rights.

“Straight allies are crucial to creating a culture in which LGBT people are respected and supported,” said Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs and communications at GLAAD. “We look forward to working with Brett and these other inspiring Americans who are speaking out and standing up for their LGBT friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers.”