Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Building Bridges

       — Meet Lindsey Deaton from

                   the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles!

 

Music has been called the "universal language of mankind." The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) works to change that phrase to the "universal language of humankind."

 

Transcending age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, and all those categories that divide us, music opens us to the deep places we all share. TCLA uses that uniting power of music to change minds and hearts about trans and gender non-conforming people.

 

Since it's founding, TCLA has drawn attention to the trans community and trans issues through live performances, community engagement and social and traditional media. TCLA is using music to communicate a communal feeling of equality in a way rarely experienced in other forms of media & artistic expression. It is the largest group of trans and gender non-conforming people anywhere in the world who gather together regularly to raise their voices in song.

 

TCLA provides both a safe space in which trans individuals come together and sing, and an environment for audience to enjoy music while meeting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, perhaps for the first time.

 

The harmony TCLA creates is deeply moving—both musical and symbolic of the beauty diverse people make when they work together.

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm

An Opportunity: Tell Your Story
                  and Change the World

   –  Asher Lewis offers families chance
       to make a difference

 

The Project: Mr. Lewis is currently producing a new documentary CLOSET DOORS which explores the other half of the coming out conversation—the one that LGBTQIA+ persons rarely get to hear fully. What do parents think and feel when they are plunged into a new reality? Suddenly, they have to reshape their world view, plans, and relationships with their child—and with other members of their families and friends. Having a child come out changes a mom or dad as a person, a parent, a spouse, a church member, and a citizen.

 

Through a series of interviews, this documentary fixes its lens on the mothers, fathers, grandparents, and guardians of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have come out of the closet. The film looks into the relationships that are healthy and healed, as well as those in which the coming out process has created fractures. It follows straight family members as they deal with their own coming out process.

 

The film also looks at the historical dimensions of coming out—from the devastating revelations during the height of the AIDS crisis to the more optimistic conversations in the new era of marriage equality. It also explores the reality that LGBTQ persons and their families share—coming out is a life-long process—a journey, not a destination.

 

Wanted: Lewis and his team are seeking to interview parents, grandparents, foster/step parents and guardians of LGBTQI+ people willing to share their experiences—good, bad, and everything in between. You will have a chance to tell your story on camera in a safe, non-judgmental environment and describe how your beliefs, relationships and views have changed on this journey.

 

Filmmaker: Asher Lewis, winner of two Telly Awards, and whose work received an Emmy nomination has worked across the range of entertainment media including films, television series, documentaries, and commercials. His documentaries have included candid conversation about acting with Dabney Colman, Peter Falk, Harry Dean Stanton, and Sidney Pollack to name a few of the luminaries he has worked with.

 

Recently, he has been working as Co-Producer and Editor on the groundbreaking documentary series

OUT OF THE BOX, a tour de force multi-part documentary series profiling the power of television to shape hearts and minds through the lens of the LGBT rights movement.

 

If you or anyone you know may be interested in telling their story

please send an e-mail NOW to:

casting@re-odd.com

 

Please include the following information:

Your name, age, and city where you live.

Are you the parent, grandparent,
 foster/step parent or guardian?

 A brief description of your story.

Have you yourself "come out"?

 How would your child feel about you
sharing your/their story?

Your primary contact information

(phone & email address)

 

Visit

Asher's website:

www.asherlewis.com

 

www.imdb.com

 

www.re-odd.com

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