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Celebrate LGBT Media with Amelia from The Huffington Post & More!

Amelia is a kick-ass mom and LGBT activist who was thrust into the spotlight when a blog post about her then six-year-old son coming out as gay and confessing his crush on Blaine Anderson from Fox’s TV show Glee went viral. Since, she has lent her voice to the Huffpost Gay Voices community to shine a light on LGBT youth. Her millions of readers find inspiration and hope in the candid stories she tells about her journey of parenting three young children, one of whom just happens to identify as gay.

Join Amelia and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

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Celebrate LGBT Media with Amelia from The Huffington Post & More!

Amelia is a kick-ass mom and LGBT activist who was thrust into the spotlight when a blog post about her then six-year-old son coming out as gay and confessing his crush on Blaine Anderson from Fox’s TV show Glee went viral. Since, she has lent her voice to the Huffpost Gay Voices community to shine a light on LGBT youth. Her millions of readers find inspiration and hope in the candid stories she tells about her journey of parenting three young children, one of whom just happens to identify as gay.

Join Amelia and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

I did a lot of research and it’s a subject that’s really important to me,” Tatiana said, tears forming in her eyes. “Yeah, it just means a lot to me that we could tell that story. And you know, I’m not a trans actor so there is a political sort of situation there and it’s not the most ideal, but what our show does is it explores identity. And what better way to explore it than through a trans male? We don’t see trans men on screen very often at all. And, you know, the best thing for me was when we heard the response to Tony, which was very polarized. But the best thing about it is it opens up a debate, and it opens up a discussion, and it makes the subject relevant and important and present in people’s thoughts, regardless of how they felt about Tony, whether they felt represented, whether they didn’t understand—whatever it is, these stories need to be told and we need to talk about trans stories and we need to have them represented to the point where it’s just, it’s just a given and it’s not exceptional anymore and trans actors get to step up and play these parts as well in the same way cisgender people have been doing it for a while. I felt a responsibility but I felt a large amount of gratitude and—”

“Joy?” co-star Maria Doyle Kennedy offered.

“Fuck yeah, joy!” Tatiana said. “Totally.


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Celebrate LGBT Media with Amy Fox & More!

Amy’s the main go-to person at Trembling Void. She writes, produces, plays the role of “Chris” in the upcoming sitcom, The Switch, and generally runs the business.  Amy is MtF and butch - a transgender identity that is ‘unorthodox’ to say the least. It has led her through activism and writing, from being featured in the Lamda-nominated anthology "Persistence," to starting a guerilla art group that overturned anti-trans policies, to serving as Treasurer in BC’s Trans Alliance Society in a year where the organization went from being ready to fold to winning “Volunteer Organization of The Year.”

Join Amy and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org