Roland Emmerich, it turns out, is a pretty conscientious dude. So it should be no surprise that the guy known for big summer blockbusters is also known for a big summer blockbuster about global warming, and now, gay rights.

With Stonewall, a film about a 1969 raid on a Greenwich Village gay bar, Roland Emmerich will tell the story of an important, but little-known chapter in gay rights history.

Now's as good a time as any to note that Emmerich himself is gay, and that sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with the ability to storyboard a scene of the White House blowing up while a helicopter barely makes it out with the president.