Actor Matt Bomer accepted The Hollywood Reporter's Trailblazer Award at a TV festival in Atlanta. The award recognized his contributions to amplifying LGBT+ stories and characters in projects such as HBO's The Normal Heart and Netflix's Maestro. Bomer reflected on his career, discussing the challenges of growing up gay in a small, conservative town and the delicate balance of his relationship with his family after coming out. He also shared lighter moments, such as his first acting roles as a background artist and his experiences on soap operas. Bomer discussed his collaborations with writer-director-producer Ryan Murphy, which have been artistically fulfilling. He also talked about his role in the series Fellow Travelers and the film Maestro, revealing the challenges and lessons he learned from these projects. Bomer's appearance was part of the SCAD TVfest, which features talent from various television shows.