Joe Biden, Jennifer Lopez, Angelica Ross, Karamo Brown, Carmen Carrera, Isaiah Thomas, and GLAAD’s Sarah Kate Ellis, are among the many advocates and artists set to appear on Revry’s QueerX Live! awards show on National Coming Out Day, October 11th. The show will include screenings of the winners from QueerX’s film festival competition, along with performances by VINCINT, ROB.B, Debby Holiday, and HBO Max’s Legendary season one winners, House of Balmain.
With the theme “Rise Up”, QueerX Live! will also include political statements from social media influencers Blossom Brown and Amber’s Closet and the presentation of the annual Revry Visibility Awards. The show will also screen at a drive-in event, QueerX @ the Drive-In in downtown Los Angeles, benefiting the community-focused non-profit, DTLA Proud. Tickets Available Now at: www.queerx.com
Revry’s fifth annual QueerX festival celebrating LGBTQ+ music, film, and culture takes its screening and panel programming virtual, live, and free. The month-long 2020 event’s theme is “Rise Up”, aiming to drive political participation. QueerX TV from Revry is a free 24/7 TV channel, through the month of October 2020, which will host all of the festival’s official selections including international LGBTQ+ short films, digital series, and music videos. Viewers will have the opportunity to screen all entries and vote on their favourites. Voting ends October 4th.
From Oct. 5th-10th, Revry’s panel series, Amplify Voices, which explores the intersectionality of Black and queer identity through the lens of entertainment, sports, politics, and allyship, will premiere new episodes. Hosted by DJ, activist, and entrepreneur Joshua ‘Zeke’ Thomas, the programming will include panels with: gay US ambassadors, James (Wally) Brewster, Rufus Gifford and James Costos; political strategist/analyst, and campaign manager Donna Brazile; creative director and talent developer Laurianne Gibson; NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; World Cup Gold Medalist gymnast, Eddie Penev; musician, singer-songwriter and LGBTQ+ activist Mila Jam; and RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Laganja Estranja.
The globally streamed QueerX TV will also host virtual Happy Hours and the festivals annual Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest presented by Final Draft–giving creators the opportunity to pitch projects one-on-one to top industry producers and production companies.
“Revry is excited to honor LGBT History Month by providing incredible content that not only entertains but sparks vital conversations inclusive of all the many important movements relevant to our community today,” says Revry CEO, Damian Pelliccione. “We know that representation saves lives. This festival, along with the premiere of QueerX Live! on National Coming Out Day, will share worldwide stories that inspire and help support our vast queer community.”