Alyssa Milano, Alyson Stoner, and Nico Tortorella working with GLAAD to offer tickets to bicoastal screenings of 'Boy Erased' this weekend

GLAAD has announced a partnership with actors and advocates Alyssa Milano, Alyson Stoner and Nico Tortorella to offer tickets to select screenings of Focus Features’ ‘Boy Erased’ as the film opens in theatres across the country this weekend. You can see where 'Boy Erased' is playing and purchase tickets here. 

Written and directed by Joel Edgerton, ‘Boy Erased,’ based on the memoir by Garrard Conley and starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, and Troye Sivan, lifts the veil on the dangerous practice of conversion therapy. Based on Conley’s memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family, the film tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Alyssa Milano and GLAAD are offering tickets for LGBTQ people and allies to see ‘Boy Erased’ in San Francisco on Saturday, November 3 at 2:30pm at the Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema.

Alyssa Milano is a longtime LGBTQ ally and #MeToo advocate who received GLAAD’s inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award in San Francisco earlier this year. She also used her large platform to be vocal against threats to LGBTQ/women's rights and most recently penned an opinion piece against a leaked proposal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would harm transgender Americans.

Alyson Stoner and GLAAD are offering tickets to ‘Boy Erased’ in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 4 at 2:15pm at the Arclight Hollywood.

Alyson Stoner opened up about being a member of the LGBTQ community and her own experiences surviving conversion therapy in a viral article for Teen Vogue earlier this year. Stoner just released her new single and music video for "FOOL" which included her filming with a female love interest.

Nico Tortrella and GLAAD are offering tickets to ‘Boy Erased in New York City at 2:40pm at the Angelika Film Center.

Nico Tortorella is an actor, podcast host, seeker, and dedicated champion of the LGBTQ community. Tortorella also created and hosts ‘The Love Bomb’ podcast, which looks at issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

“So-called conversion therapy is a debunked practice that is now illegal in 14 states, and films like ‘Boy Erased’ will not only help continue that momentum, but humanize this dangerous practice for parents and LGBTQ people,” said GLAAD’s Vice President of Programs Zeke Stokes. “Hollywood has a strong legacy of shining light on LGBTQ issues - from living with HIV to marriage equality – and we are thankful that fierce advocates like Alyson and Alyssa are helping audiences now learn about the harmful effects that conversion therapy has on every member of a family.”

In July 2018, GLAAD kicked off a 16-week conversion therapy awareness campaign with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Born Perfect campaign to spotlight facts and survivor stories. The screenings are the latest part of that effort and a unique partnership between GLAAD and Focus Features.

Watch the full trailer below.