HBO will broadcast director Kirby Dick's controversial documentary on the outing of gay and lesbian politicians on October 5.

Outrage looks at the lives of gay politicians – past and present – who remain deep in the closet and actively support an anti-gay agenda and the damage they have inflicted on the gay and lesbian community.

The film premiered in April at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

The movie created controversy with the outing of Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Rumors that Crist is gay have long swirled in gay political circles. Crist might have hoped that his 2008 marriage to Carole Rome would have put those rumors to bed. Instead, the gossip turned cynical as muckrakers dismissed the marriage as a sham and little more than conservative window dressing to help secure a spot on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket.

Crist is currently campaigning to become Florida's next senator in 2010.

Producers of the film call it: “[A] searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted [by] keeping their secrets.”

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