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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


 New Kickstarter Campaign Promises an Inclusive, Human Alternative

The world's first community-driven, gender-inclusive queer app, known simply as "Q," is welcoming members on a Kickstarter campaign that has raised nearly $5,000.

The app's designer, Eric Cervini, decided to create Q while studying at Harvard last year. The campaign, Cervini says, is a response to the exclusion of many who identify as LGBT+ on today's queer apps.

"When we log on, we're constantly told to be a man, to have a perfect body, to act or to talk a certain way, to be someone other than who we truly are," Cervini said. "We deserve better."

Q, to be released to members only, allows users to choose from 20+ genders. Membership comes with access to the Q Forum, where users can suggest, review, and comment on new features, privacy measures, and community guidelines before they're made public.

Kickstarter Campaign

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Openly Gay Super Hero Headlines New DC Comics Series

DC Comics will be launching a slew of diverse titles this June, including MIDNIGHTER, a series that follows an openly gay super hero penned by LGBT writer Steve Orlando.

The first issue arrives June 3, and marks the first gay male superhero to headline a mainstream comic.

"A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well… the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was!"

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Colton Ford Stars In "All The Dead Lie Down" in Los Angeles


Studio C Artists announces the Los Angeles premiere of Author Harrison David River‘s new play, AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN, ( directed by John Coppola, and produced by Michael Sonntag and Kila Packett.  The show stars Colton Ford (Top Billboard Recording Artist, Here! TV’s “The Lair” and "Threesome") and Kila Packett (Studio C's "Hi-Tech Hijack", CBS's "Hawaii Five-0").  Opening performance is Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, continuing on eight dates through June 6th at the Studio C Artists performance space along Theatre Row in Hollywood.

In AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN, Alvin and Foss spend Saturdays together. That’s the rule. That’s the routine - no work, no phone calls and no leaving the apartment. But when an unexpected call from Foss’ delinquent brother upsets the couples’ usual balance, the day becomes a minefield of long suppressed resentments and hurt feelings. The fact that one of them is HIV+ and the other is negative just exacerbates the situation.  AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN is a portrait of a couple at a crossroads, a couple pondering the questions - Is love enough to sustain us... And is it worth the risk? 

"I'm very excited to be involved with 'And All The Dead, Lie Down'. Although the story is about a gay couple, the issues that they're facing are universal; love, acceptance, patience and understanding... this is just the kind of acting project I've been looking for," says Colton Ford.

"I’m really thrilled to be doing this show with these two fantastic actors, Colton Ford & Kila Packett - you know, Colton has a following, and I think his fans are going to be really surprised to see how talented he and Kila are together in this heartfelt drama,” stated director John Coppola.

Harrison David Rivers’ plays include When Last We Flew (NYCFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off Off Broadway Play), Where Storms Are Born, sweet, The Bandaged Place, And She Would Stand Like This, THE SEA & THE STARS, AND ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN and Look Upon Our Lowliness. He has also written the librettos for The Last Queen of Canaan (music by Jacob Yandura, lyrics by Rebekah Melocik) and FIVE POINTS: An American Musical (music and lyrics by Douglas Lyons & Ethan Pakchar). He is the recipient of a Many Voices Jerome Fellowship (The Playwrights’ Center), the Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists) and an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (NYTW). Harrison was a member of the 2011-13 Emerging Writers’ Group at the Public Theater. MFA Columbia.

Additional bios and photos for cast and production talent are available on the show website.

The running schedule for AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN is as follows: Saturdays, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and June 6th at 8:00PM.  Approximate running time is 75 minutes.  The ticket price is $20.00 for general admission ($15.00 for early bird within 24 hours of the performance), and reservations can be made by visiting  Studio C Artists is located at 6448 Santa Monica Blvd., on Theatre Row, in Hollywood, CA.

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