Thursday, March 29, 2007

Check you local schedules...

HERE! entertainment will present another ground breaking gay series in spring 07. The DL Chronicles, starring Damian T. Raven, will feature the lives, loves and low down on those men living the "Down low." The show will tell the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles. Directed by Quincy Lenear and Deondray Gossett, each episode will explore through narration by character, Chadwick Williams on his research quest to complete a book on MSM's and their daily lives. He discovers a legion of men who have dual exsistences with successful careers, children and wives. HERE! was established in 2002 and can be found on various national cable stations, VOD ( Video on Demand) or SVOD ( subscription video on demand). Locally, Comcast offers the service as apart of it's digital package and is a VOD product. Each espisode will cost $3.99 plus tax. I've seen previews and highly suggest you adding it to your viewing experience.
"The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection," Philidelphia will host, Equality Forum 2007, April 30 to May 6. Among the highlights featured will be the 12th Annual International Role Model Award being presented to Martina Navratilova, tennis icon and human rights champion. As one of the first major athletic stars to confront her sexuality openly, Ms. Navratilova has been a past Wimbeldon champion and has 168 singles titles to her credit, more than any male or female in the history of the sport. The city will also play host to a calvacade of parties including the BlueBall and SundayOut on May 6 with vendors, GLBTQ sponsors and area artist. I was thorougly impressed with the coporate sponsorships lined up featuring, Comcast, Marriot, JP Morgan/ CHASE, GlaxoSmithKline, Amtrack and Clear Channel Radio. If they can be sponsors for this festival, where is there sponsorships for our local Pride event. The answer: have they been asked and a relationship been cultivated based on our patronage intersecting with their corporate policies?

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1 comment:

Joe L said...

In response to the question posed about whether sponsorships were sought forthe local pride event from the corporations listed--- yes, to all but one on the list. Unfortunately, we were either rejected or never received a response. As this is our first year actively recruiting sponsorships, we are understandly experiencing a learning curve and hope to build on this year's sponsorships in the future.