equality fashion week - may 15-19,2024 empowering diversity & inclusion through fashion
equality fashion week - may 15-19,2024 empowering diversity & inclusion through fashion

EFW E3 Summit Schedule Thursday May 16th

EDUCATE. ENRICH. EMPOWER.
w/ Hosts NiK Kacy & The Lesbian Socialite

EFW E3 Summit Schedule Thursday May 16th
EDUCATE. ENRICH. EMPOWER.
Hosted by NiK Kacy & The Lesbian Socialite

EFW E3 Summit Schedule Thursday May 16th
EDUCATE. ENRICH. EMPOWER.
Hosted by NiK Kacy & The Lesbian Socialite

12:00pm Check-in / Hosted Opening Reception

Doors open at 12:00pm for hosted opening reception from 12pm-1pm

12:30pm-1:15pm
EFW & The Queer26 Presents: Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field

Join us at the EFW E3 Summit for an unforgettable "Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field," in partnership with The Q26 and Equality Fashion Week. Begin your experience with a vibrant reception, setting the stage for a powerful panel discussion moderated by the influential NiK Kacy. This session will highlight the strategic plays by Angel City FC's branding, marketing, and community impact teams, who masterfully use their platform to drive diversity, equity, and lasting positive impact goals. More than a conversation, this is a call to action for everyone with a platform to harness their influence for the greater good. Witness how ACFC exemplifies commitment to societal change and leave empowered to use your platform to champion causes that matter.

Moderater - NiK Kacy, Board Member of Queer 26

Panelists
Chris Fajardo, Senior Director of Community Impact / Gabrielle Scharaga, Senior Social Media Manager / Janette Espino, Senior Manager Omnichannel Retail

12:30pm-1:15pm
EFW & The Queer26 Presents: Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field

Join us at the EFW E3 Summit for an unforgettable "Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field," in partnership with The Q26 and Equality Fashion Week. Begin your experience with a vibrant reception, setting the stage for a powerful panel discussion moderated by the influential NiK Kacy. This session will highlight the strategic plays by Angel City FC's branding, marketing, and community impact teams, who masterfully use their platform to drive diversity, equity, and lasting positive impact goals. More than a conversation, this is a call to action for everyone with a platform to harness their influence for the greater good. Witness how ACFC exemplifies commitment to societal change and leave empowered to use your platform to champion causes that matter.

Moderater - NiK Kacy, Board Member of Queer 26

Panelists
Chris Fajardo, Senior Director of Community Impact
Gabrielle Scharaga, Senior Social Media Manager
Janette Espino, Senior Manager Omnichannel Retail

12:30pm-1:15pm
EFW & The Queer26 Presents: Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field

Join us at the EFW E3 Summit for an unforgettable "Empower Hour: Scoring Goals for Change with Angel City FC – Inspiring Action Beyond the Field," in partnership with The Q26 and Equality Fashion Week. Begin your experience with a vibrant reception, setting the stage for a powerful panel discussion moderated by the influential NiK Kacy. This session will highlight the strategic plays by Angel City FC's branding, marketing, and community impact teams, who masterfully use their platform to drive diversity, equity, and lasting positive impact goals. More than a conversation, this is a call to action for everyone with a platform to harness their influence for the greater good. Witness how ACFC exemplifies commitment to societal change and leave empowered to use your platform to champion causes that matter.

Moderater - NiK Kacy, Board Member of Queer 26

Panelists
Chris Fajardo, Senior Director of Community Impact
Gabrielle Scharaga, Senior Social Media Manager
Janette Espino, Senior Manager Omnichannel Retail

1:30pm-2:30pm
Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk

Join us for 'Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders,' a powerful tribute to the resilience and wisdom of our community's pioneers with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk as moderator. This session shines a light on the lives of LGBTQ+ elders who navigated a less accepting world, illuminating their struggles, triumphs, and the indelible marks they've left on society. Our panelists will share stories of our elders' bravery, discuss the challenges they face in today's shifting social landscape, and explore ways we can honor, support, and protect these vital members of our community. Discover how to preserve their legacy, learn from their experiences, and strengthen the bonds between generations. 'Legacy of Courage' is an invitation to celebrate the past and inspire action for a future where every LGBTQ+ elder is valued and respected.

Moderater - Mason Funk

Panelists
Bamby Salcedo / Mia Yamamoto / Paul Outlaw

1:30pm-2:30pm
Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk

Join us for 'Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders,' a powerful tribute to the resilience and wisdom of our community's pioneers with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk as moderator. This session shines a light on the lives of LGBTQ+ elders who navigated a less accepting world, illuminating their struggles, triumphs, and the indelible marks they've left on society. Our panelists will share stories of our elders' bravery, discuss the challenges they face in today's shifting social landscape, and explore ways we can honor, support, and protect these vital members of our community. Discover how to preserve their legacy, learn from their experiences, and strengthen the bonds between generations. 'Legacy of Courage' is an invitation to celebrate the past and inspire action for a future where every LGBTQ+ elder is valued and respected.

Moderater - Mason Funk

Panelists
Bamby Salcedo / Mia Yamamoto / Paul Outlaw

1:30pm-2:30pm
Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk

Join us for 'Legacy of Courage: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Elders,' a powerful tribute to the resilience and wisdom of our community's pioneers with OUTWords Archive Founder Mason Funk as moderator. This session shines a light on the lives of LGBTQ+ elders who navigated a less accepting world, illuminating their struggles, triumphs, and the indelible marks they've left on society. Our panelists will share stories of our elders' bravery, discuss the challenges they face in today's shifting social landscape, and explore ways we can honor, support, and protect these vital members of our community. Discover how to preserve their legacy, learn from their experiences, and strengthen the bonds between generations. 'Legacy of Courage' is an invitation to celebrate the past and inspire action for a future where every LGBTQ+ elder is valued and respected.

Moderater - Mason Funk

Panelists
Bamby Salcedo / Mia Yamamoto / Paul Outlaw

2:35-3:25pm
Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Managing your Life and Money – presented by the Athena Alliance Group at Morgan Stanley

Embark on a journey of 'Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQI+ Community: Turning Challenges into Triumphs,' an interactive session aimed at dismantling the financial disparities that shadow our community. With over half of LGBTQI+ individuals navigating a financial landscape of under $5,000 in savings and facing systemic barriers, this session emerges as a beacon of change.

Seize this chance to revolutionize your approach to financial wellness, supported by a community that thrives on mutual growth and understanding. 'Financial Empowerment' isn’t just about financial planning; it’s about crafting a collective path to security and sovereignty in the financial realm.

Speakers
Maria Shtabskaya / Rebecca Beck / Hannah Casabona

2:35-3:25pm
Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Managing your Life and Money – presented by the Athena Alliance Group at Morgan Stanley

Embark on a journey of 'Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQI+ Community: Turning Challenges into Triumphs,' an interactive session aimed at dismantling the financial disparities that shadow our community. With over half of LGBTQI+ individuals navigating a financial landscape of under $5,000 in savings and facing systemic barriers, this session emerges as a beacon of change.

Seize this chance to revolutionize your approach to financial wellness, supported by a community that thrives on mutual growth and understanding. 'Financial Empowerment' isn’t just about financial planning; it’s about crafting a collective path to security and sovereignty in the financial realm.

Speakers
Maria Shtabskaya / Rebecca Beck / Hannah Casabona

2:35-3:25pm
Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Managing your Life and Money – presented by the Athena Alliance Group at Morgan Stanley

Embark on a journey of 'Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQI+ Community: Turning Challenges into Triumphs,' an interactive session aimed at dismantling the financial disparities that shadow our community. With over half of LGBTQI+ individuals navigating a financial landscape of under $5,000 in savings and facing systemic barriers, this session emerges as a beacon of change.

Seize this chance to revolutionize your approach to financial wellness, supported by a community that thrives on mutual growth and understanding. 'Financial Empowerment' isn’t just about financial planning; it’s about crafting a collective path to security and sovereignty in the financial realm.

Speakers
Maria Shtabskaya / Rebecca Beck / Hannah Casabona

2:35-3:25pm
Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Managing your Life and Money – presented by the Athena Alliance Group at Morgan Stanley

Embark on a journey of 'Financial Empowerment for the LGBTQI+ Community: Turning Challenges into Triumphs,' an interactive session aimed at dismantling the financial disparities that shadow our community. With over half of LGBTQI+ individuals navigating a financial landscape of under $5,000 in savings and facing systemic barriers, this session emerges as a beacon of change.

Seize this chance to revolutionize your approach to financial wellness, supported by a community that thrives on mutual growth and understanding. 'Financial Empowerment' isn’t just about financial planning; it’s about crafting a collective path to security and sovereignty in the financial realm.

Speakers
Maria Shtabskaya / Rebecca Beck / Hannah Casabona

3:45-4:20pm
Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's Online World

Welcome to 'Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's World,' a must-attend session for anyone eager to improve the art of online protection. As our lives become increasingly digital, with personal and sensitive information just a click away, the significance of cybersecurity has skyrocketed for all internet users. This session will provide a comprehensive guide to securing your online presence. Our cybersecurity expert, Kelly Armbruster, will share vital tips on protecting your devices, securing your online accounts, and ensuring your privacy on the web. You'll learn about the latest in digital safety practices, from creating strong passwords to avoiding common online pitfalls like phishing and scams. 'Cyber Secure' is your opportunity to gain essential skills for managing your digital footprint with care and confidence. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the internet safely, ensuring that your personal information remains secure in a world where everything seems to be online.



3:45-4:20pm
Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's Online World

Welcome to 'Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's World,' a must-attend session for anyone eager to improve the art of online protection. As our lives become increasingly digital, with personal and sensitive information just a click away, the significance of cybersecurity has skyrocketed for all internet users. This session will provide a comprehensive guide to securing your online presence. Our cybersecurity expert, Kelly Armbruster, will share vital tips on protecting your devices, securing your online accounts, and ensuring your privacy on the web. You'll learn about the latest in digital safety practices, from creating strong passwords to avoiding common online pitfalls like phishing and scams. 'Cyber Secure' is your opportunity to gain essential skills for managing your digital footprint with care and confidence. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the internet safely, ensuring that your personal information remains secure in a world where everything seems to be online.



3:45-4:20pm
Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's Online World

Welcome to 'Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's World,' a must-attend session for anyone eager to improve the art of online protection. As our lives become increasingly digital, with personal and sensitive information just a click away, the significance of cybersecurity has skyrocketed for all internet users. This session will provide a comprehensive guide to securing your online presence. Our cybersecurity expert, Kelly Armbruster, will share vital tips on protecting your devices, securing your online accounts, and ensuring your privacy on the web. You'll learn about the latest in digital safety practices, from creating strong passwords to avoiding common online pitfalls like phishing and scams. 'Cyber Secure' is your opportunity to gain essential skills for managing your digital footprint with care and confidence. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the internet safely, ensuring that your personal information remains secure in a world where everything seems to be online.



3:45-4:20pm
Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's Online World

Welcome to 'Cyber Secure: Essentials of Digital Safety in Today's World,' a must-attend session for anyone eager to improve the art of online protection. As our lives become increasingly digital, with personal and sensitive information just a click away, the significance of cybersecurity has skyrocketed for all internet users. This session will provide a comprehensive guide to securing your online presence. Our cybersecurity expert, Kelly Armbruster, will share vital tips on protecting your devices, securing your online accounts, and ensuring your privacy on the web. You'll learn about the latest in digital safety practices, from creating strong passwords to avoiding common online pitfalls like phishing and scams. 'Cyber Secure' is your opportunity to gain essential skills for managing your digital footprint with care and confidence. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of the internet safely, ensuring that your personal information remains secure in a world where everything seems to be online.



4:30-5:05pm
The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation

Embark on a journey of joy and resilience with 'The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation.' Led by the groundbreaking Aidan Park, the first publicly out, HIV+ comedian, best-selling author of 'The Art of Being Yay,' and a vibrant personality on Peacock's "The Art of Being Gay", this session promises an unforgettable blend of laughter, empowerment, and poignant storytelling. Aidan shares his philosophy of facing life's challenges with a joyful spirit and a hearty laugh, drawing on his experiences as a comedian, mental health advocate, and survivor. Through engaging anecdotes and heartfelt advice, he reveals how humor can be a powerful catalyst for healing, resilience, and embracing one's true self. Join us for an uplifting experience with Aidan Park, where laughter serves as our guide to overcoming adversity. 'The Art of Being Yay' isn't just a session—it's a celebration of finding happiness and liberation in being authentically ourselves, even in the face of life's toughest challenges.

4:30-5:05pm
The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation

Embark on a journey of joy and resilience with 'The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation.' Led by the groundbreaking Aidan Park, the first publicly out, HIV+ comedian, best-selling author of 'The Art of Being Yay,' and a vibrant personality on Peacock's "The Art of Being Gay", this session promises an unforgettable blend of laughter, empowerment, and poignant storytelling. Aidan shares his philosophy of facing life's challenges with a joyful spirit and a hearty laugh, drawing on his experiences as a comedian, mental health advocate, and survivor. Through engaging anecdotes and heartfelt advice, he reveals how humor can be a powerful catalyst for healing, resilience, and embracing one's true self. Join us for an uplifting experience with Aidan Park, where laughter serves as our guide to overcoming adversity. 'The Art of Being Yay' isn't just a session—it's a celebration of finding happiness and liberation in being authentically ourselves, even in the face of life's toughest challenges.

4:30-5:05pm
The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation

Embark on a journey of joy and resilience with 'The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation.' Led by the groundbreaking Aidan Park, the first publicly out, HIV+ comedian, best-selling author of 'The Art of Being Yay,' and a vibrant personality on Peacock's "The Art of Being Gay", this session promises an unforgettable blend of laughter, empowerment, and poignant storytelling. Aidan shares his philosophy of facing life's challenges with a joyful spirit and a hearty laugh, drawing on his experiences as a comedian, mental health advocate, and survivor. Through engaging anecdotes and heartfelt advice, he reveals how humor can be a powerful catalyst for healing, resilience, and embracing one's true self. Join us for an uplifting experience with Aidan Park, where laughter serves as our guide to overcoming adversity. 'The Art of Being Yay' isn't just a session—it's a celebration of finding happiness and liberation in being authentically ourselves, even in the face of life's toughest challenges.

4:30-5:05pm
The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation

Embark on a journey of joy and resilience with 'The Art of Being Yay: Aidan Park on Humor, Healing, and Liberation.' Led by the groundbreaking Aidan Park, the first publicly out, HIV+ comedian, best-selling author of 'The Art of Being Yay,' and a vibrant personality on Peacock's "The Art of Being Gay", this session promises an unforgettable blend of laughter, empowerment, and poignant storytelling. Aidan shares his philosophy of facing life's challenges with a joyful spirit and a hearty laugh, drawing on his experiences as a comedian, mental health advocate, and survivor. Through engaging anecdotes and heartfelt advice, he reveals how humor can be a powerful catalyst for healing, resilience, and embracing one's true self. Join us for an uplifting experience with Aidan Park, where laughter serves as our guide to overcoming adversity. 'The Art of Being Yay' isn't just a session—it's a celebration of finding happiness and liberation in being authentically ourselves, even in the face of life's toughest challenges.

5:20-5:55pm
Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan

Unlock the power of authentic branding in 'Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan.' Perfect for queer entrepreneurs at any stage, this session taps into Goldie's vibrant expertise in personal branding and digital storytelling. Known for her dynamic LinkedIn presence and as a voice for innovation in marketing, Goldie delivers actionable insights for creating a brand that truly resonates. Goldie's session is a must for those ready to amplify their narrative and engage audiences like never before. With her guidance, learn to navigate the digital landscape with confidence, craft a compelling brand story, and forge meaningful connections. Goldie Chan doesn’t just teach branding; she inspires a movement towards authenticity and impact in the business world. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and empowered. 'Brand Boldly' is your gateway to transforming your brand into an unforgettable legacy that champions queer voices and stands out in the digital era.

5:20-5:55pm
Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan

Unlock the power of authentic branding in 'Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan.' Perfect for queer entrepreneurs at any stage, this session taps into Goldie's vibrant expertise in personal branding and digital storytelling. Known for her dynamic LinkedIn presence and as a voice for innovation in marketing, Goldie delivers actionable insights for creating a brand that truly resonates. Goldie's session is a must for those ready to amplify their narrative and engage audiences like never before. With her guidance, learn to navigate the digital landscape with confidence, craft a compelling brand story, and forge meaningful connections. Goldie Chan doesn’t just teach branding; she inspires a movement towards authenticity and impact in the business world. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and empowered. 'Brand Boldly' is your gateway to transforming your brand into an unforgettable legacy that champions queer voices and stands out in the digital era.

5:20-5:55pm
Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan

Unlock the power of authentic branding in 'Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan.' Perfect for queer entrepreneurs at any stage, this session taps into Goldie's vibrant expertise in personal branding and digital storytelling. Known for her dynamic LinkedIn presence and as a voice for innovation in marketing, Goldie delivers actionable insights for creating a brand that truly resonates. Goldie's session is a must for those ready to amplify their narrative and engage audiences like never before. With her guidance, learn to navigate the digital landscape with confidence, craft a compelling brand story, and forge meaningful connections. Goldie Chan doesn’t just teach branding; she inspires a movement towards authenticity and impact in the business world. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and empowered. 'Brand Boldly' is your gateway to transforming your brand into an unforgettable legacy that champions queer voices and stands out in the digital era.

5:20-5:55pm
Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan

Unlock the power of authentic branding in 'Brand Boldly: Elevating Queer Voices with Goldie Chan.' Perfect for queer entrepreneurs at any stage, this session taps into Goldie's vibrant expertise in personal branding and digital storytelling. Known for her dynamic LinkedIn presence and as a voice for innovation in marketing, Goldie delivers actionable insights for creating a brand that truly resonates. Goldie's session is a must for those ready to amplify their narrative and engage audiences like never before. With her guidance, learn to navigate the digital landscape with confidence, craft a compelling brand story, and forge meaningful connections. Goldie Chan doesn’t just teach branding; she inspires a movement towards authenticity and impact in the business world. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and empowered. 'Brand Boldly' is your gateway to transforming your brand into an unforgettable legacy that champions queer voices and stands out in the digital era.

6:00-7:00pm
Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape

Embark on 'Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape,' a panel dedicated to uncovering the unique challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who innovate with intention and purpose. This session delves into the harsh realities of navigating the business world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, from confronting funding disparities and systemic barriers to overcoming burnout and isolation, while changing the world for the better. Our panelists, seasoned entrepreneurs themselves, will share personal anecdotes of resilience and innovation, offering insights into how they turned obstacles into opportunities for growth and collaboration. This dialogue aims to foster a spirit of unity and resource-sharing within the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community, highlighting the importance of solidarity in the face of adversity. Join us for an empowering discussion that not only addresses the pitfalls but also celebrates the victories of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship. Learn how to cultivate a supportive network, access crucial resources, and harness the collective power of the community to thrive against the odds. Moderated by Equality Fashion Week Executive Producer & Founder, NiK Kacy, who is also the Founder of NiK Kacy Footwear, the first genderequal luxury footwear and accessories brand.

Moderator - NiK Kacy

Panelists
Leon Wu / Oliver Alpuche / Vonyse Reeder

6:00-7:00pm
Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape

Embark on 'Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape,' a panel dedicated to uncovering the unique challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who innovate with intention and purpose. This session delves into the harsh realities of navigating the business world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, from confronting funding disparities and systemic barriers to overcoming burnout and isolation, while changing the world for the better. Our panelists, seasoned entrepreneurs themselves, will share personal anecdotes of resilience and innovation, offering insights into how they turned obstacles into opportunities for growth and collaboration. This dialogue aims to foster a spirit of unity and resource-sharing within the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community, highlighting the importance of solidarity in the face of adversity. Join us for an empowering discussion that not only addresses the pitfalls but also celebrates the victories of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship. Learn how to cultivate a supportive network, access crucial resources, and harness the collective power of the community to thrive against the odds. Moderated by Equality Fashion Week Executive Producer & Founder, NiK Kacy, who is also the Founder of NiK Kacy Footwear, the first genderequal luxury footwear and accessories brand.

Moderator - NiK Kacy

Panelists
Leon Wu / Oliver Alpuche / Vonyse Reeder

6:00-7:00pm
Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape

Embark on 'Pioneering Paths: Navigating the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurial Landscape,' a panel dedicated to uncovering the unique challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who innovate with intention and purpose. This session delves into the harsh realities of navigating the business world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, from confronting funding disparities and systemic barriers to overcoming burnout and isolation, while changing the world for the better. Our panelists, seasoned entrepreneurs themselves, will share personal anecdotes of resilience and innovation, offering insights into how they turned obstacles into opportunities for growth and collaboration. This dialogue aims to foster a spirit of unity and resource-sharing within the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community, highlighting the importance of solidarity in the face of adversity. Join us for an empowering discussion that not only addresses the pitfalls but also celebrates the victories of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship. Learn how to cultivate a supportive network, access crucial resources, and harness the collective power of the community to thrive against the odds. Moderated by Equality Fashion Week Executive Producer & Founder, NiK Kacy, who is also the Founder of NiK Kacy Footwear, the first genderequal luxury footwear and accessories brand.

Moderator - NiK Kacy

Panelists
Leon Wu / Oliver Alpuche / Vonyse Reeder

7:15-8:15pm
Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts

Explore the dynamic interplay of queer identities across media, fashion, arts, and entertainment in 'Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts.' Moderated by Tracy Gilchrist, a leading voice in LGBTQ+ advocacy and culture, this panel discussion assembles a diverse array of talents to delve into how intersectionality shapes creative expression and visibility. This session is pivotal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities within the LGBTQ+ community. Through a sophisticated dialogue, our panelists will unpack the nuances of their experiences, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs encountered in their respective fields. 'Intersecting Spectrums' offers not just insight but inspiration, providing attendees with strategies to navigate their identities and careers. It's an essential convergence for those seeking to engage with the multifaceted narratives that define queer culture today.

Moderator - Tracy Gilchrist

Panelists
Ricardo Sebastian / Rose Montoya / Ryan Cassata / Zara Barrie

7:15-8:15pm
Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts

Explore the dynamic interplay of queer identities across media, fashion, arts, and entertainment in 'Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts.' Moderated by Tracy Gilchrist, a leading voice in LGBTQ+ advocacy and culture, this panel discussion assembles a diverse array of talents to delve into how intersectionality shapes creative expression and visibility. This session is pivotal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities within the LGBTQ+ community. Through a sophisticated dialogue, our panelists will unpack the nuances of their experiences, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs encountered in their respective fields. 'Intersecting Spectrums' offers not just insight but inspiration, providing attendees with strategies to navigate their identities and careers. It's an essential convergence for those seeking to engage with the multifaceted narratives that define queer culture today.

Moderator - Tracy Gilchrist

Panelists
Ricardo Sebastian / Rose Montoya / Ryan Cassata / Zara Barrie

7:15-8:15pm
Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts

Explore the dynamic interplay of queer identities across media, fashion, arts, and entertainment in 'Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts.' Moderated by Tracy Gilchrist, a leading voice in LGBTQ+ advocacy and culture, this panel discussion assembles a diverse array of talents to delve into how intersectionality shapes creative expression and visibility. This session is pivotal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities within the LGBTQ+ community. Through a sophisticated dialogue, our panelists will unpack the nuances of their experiences, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs encountered in their respective fields. 'Intersecting Spectrums' offers not just insight but inspiration, providing attendees with strategies to navigate their identities and careers. It's an essential convergence for those seeking to engage with the multifaceted narratives that define queer culture today.

Moderator - Tracy Gilchrist

Panelists
Ricardo Sebastian / Rose Montoya / Ryan Cassata / Zara Barrie

7:15-8:15pm
Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts

Explore the dynamic interplay of queer identities across media, fashion, arts, and entertainment in 'Intersecting Spectrums: Queer Voices in Media and Arts.' Moderated by Tracy Gilchrist, a leading voice in LGBTQ+ advocacy and culture, this panel discussion assembles a diverse array of talents to delve into how intersectionality shapes creative expression and visibility. This session is pivotal for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities within the LGBTQ+ community. Through a sophisticated dialogue, our panelists will unpack the nuances of their experiences, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs encountered in their respective fields. 'Intersecting Spectrums' offers not just insight but inspiration, providing attendees with strategies to navigate their identities and careers. It's an essential convergence for those seeking to engage with the multifaceted narratives that define queer culture today.

Moderator - Tracy Gilchrist

Panelists
Ricardo Sebastian / Rose Montoya / Ryan Cassata / Zara Barrie

8:15-8:45pm
Gender Exploration Through Movement w/ Noga Wind

This interactive workshop focuses on deconstructing our relationship with gender through the power of movement. Using different ways to move our body, mask work, and play we will explore our gender expansiveness outside of language and words. This workshop invites us to liberate and discover our bodies, ask some new or old questions and let our body answer with joy. This workshop is for cis, nonbinary and trans folks alike. Come play and be free.

8:15-8:45pm
Gender Exploration Through Movement w/ Noga Wind

This interactive workshop focuses on deconstructing our relationship with gender through the power of movement. Using different ways to move our body, mask work, and play we will explore our gender expansiveness outside of language and words. This workshop invites us to liberate and discover our bodies, ask some new or old questions and let our body answer with joy. This workshop is for cis, nonbinary and trans folks alike. Come play and be free.

8:15-8:45pm
Gender Exploration Through Movement w/ Noga Wind

This interactive workshop focuses on deconstructing our relationship with gender through the power of movement. Using different ways to move our body, mask work, and play we will explore our gender expansiveness outside of language and words. This workshop invites us to liberate and discover our bodies, ask some new or old questions and let our body answer with joy. This workshop is for cis, nonbinary and trans folks alike. Come play and be free.

8:15-8:45pm
Gender Exploration Through Movement w/ Noga Wind

This interactive workshop focuses on deconstructing our relationship with gender through the power of movement. Using different ways to move our body, mask work, and play we will explore our gender expansiveness outside of language and words. This workshop invites us to liberate and discover our bodies, ask some new or old questions and let our body answer with joy. This workshop is for cis, nonbinary and trans folks alike. Come play and be free.

9:00-10:00pm
Quorus! Queer Karaoke After-Party with Fan Girl's Betsy Martinez

Join us for libations and fulfill your rockstar fantasy at our karaoke after-party! Did you know that Fan Girl Cafe is the former location of the iconic music venue, Starwood?


9:00-10:00pm
Quorus! Queer Karaoke After-Party with Fan Girl's Betsy Martinez

Join us for libations and fulfill your rockstar fantasy at our karaoke after-party! Did you know that Fan Girl Cafe is the former location of the iconic music venue, Starwood?


9:00-10:00pm
Quorus! Queer Karaoke After-Party with Fan Girl's Betsy Martinez

Join us for libations and fulfill your rockstar fantasy at our karaoke after-party! Did you know that Fan Girl Cafe is the former location of the iconic music venue, Starwood?


9:00-10:00pm
Quorus! Queer Karaoke After-Party with Fan Girl's Betsy Martinez

Join us for libations and fulfill your rockstar fantasy at our karaoke after-party! Did you know that Fan Girl Cafe is the former location of the iconic music venue, Starwood?


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