Ric Weiland is a name you’re probably not familiar with, especially in association with a tech giant like Microsoft. This captivating documentary explores Weiland’s life and work as an out and proud computer genius.
Ric Weiland’s success came at an early age as he worked closely with other programmers at Microsoft. A straitlaced computer programmer during the day, Weiland was also partaking in all things queer after hours. Yet, while balancing this precarious double life, being wealthy was something Weiland wasn’t prepared to accept. Never comfortable with his riches, he turned to philanthropy. During his lifetime, his efforts to establish representation and resources for the LGBT community still have a profound impact today.
Narrated by Zachary Quinto and featuring interviews with Bill Gates, Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story recounts the story of one of Microsoft’s first employees—a formidable, queer pioneer.