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Director Stephan Elliott 'Comes Out' At AACTA Awards

February 1st, 2012 8:08am EST
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Director Stephan Elliott used his speech at the Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Tuesday to 'come out' as gay.

The moviemaker, famed for his hit films Easy Virtue and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, took to the stage at the ceremony in Sydney and used the opportunity to talk about his sexuality and call for gay marriage to be made legal Down Under.

He told the audience, "I've been offshore for many, many years for another reason. Basically it was because I was scared of who I was. I basically was scared that I was gay. Even after Prisc...
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