theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

(via theboxscene)

Photo credit Eric Carroll
I recently co-hosted theboxscene and Baycat SF’s "Spotlight on Diversity" in Culver City with Dominic Barnes. The event was a celebration and conversation around LGBT representation in the media that featured an excellent and thoughtful panel discussion lead by UC Berkeley Professor Russell Robinson, as well as some exciting musical performances from LGBT performers. I really had an amazing time and was honored to be involved.
This is a post-show picture with our keynote speaker, honoree, and all-around impressive human, Amelia of the Huffington Post. She gave a touching keynote about how she’s learning to be the best parent to her young gay son. My band and I were set to perform after her acceptance speech but were afraid we wouldn’t be able to hear it from backstage, so we just stood on stage behind the curtain listening. It was powerful stuff.
And sometime over the course of this very cool, super hectic day, my friends at the SFxDC based apparel company sorrysercrew managed to have this fly Home Court Advantage tee hand delivered to me. 
If you want to see all the other fantastic photos of “Spotlight on Diversity” or watch a video of the whole event, head over to The Box Scene Project’s Indiegogo page to find out how.   
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Exposure: 1/100th
  • Focal Length: 31mm

Photo credit Eric Carroll

I recently co-hosted theboxscene and Baycat SF’s "Spotlight on Diversity" in Culver City with Dominic Barnes. The event was a celebration and conversation around LGBT representation in the media that featured an excellent and thoughtful panel discussion lead by UC Berkeley Professor Russell Robinson, as well as some exciting musical performances from LGBT performers. I really had an amazing time and was honored to be involved.

This is a post-show picture with our keynote speaker, honoree, and all-around impressive human, Amelia of the Huffington Post. She gave a touching keynote about how she’s learning to be the best parent to her young gay son. My band and I were set to perform after her acceptance speech but were afraid we wouldn’t be able to hear it from backstage, so we just stood on stage behind the curtain listening. It was powerful stuff.

And sometime over the course of this very cool, super hectic day, my friends at the SFxDC based apparel company sorrysercrew managed to have this fly Home Court Advantage tee hand delivered to me. 

If you want to see all the other fantastic photos of “Spotlight on Diversity” or watch a video of the whole event, head over to The Box Scene Project’s Indiegogo page to find out how.