Depending on your frame of reference, the world either has changed a lot since the 1960s, or hardly at all.
For many out LGBT actors, the latter is true. Concerns about discrimination, type-casting and negative public reception all factor in to one’s career choices.
If only there was a forum to discuss these kinds of issues….
Houston Branch President and National Spanish Language Media Task Force member Robert Carlos Nelson was on hand in San Antonio, Texas on February 4 to honor “Las Madrinas” (The Godmothers) - The Visionary Women of Hispanic Advertising” at a luncheon presented by SAVisión, the Hispanic marketing arm of the American Marketing Association.
Orlando (March 2, 2010) – SAG National President and AFL-CIO Executive Council member Ken Howard delivered a statement in support of the AFL-CIO's resolution on piracy today at the AFL-CIO Winter Meeting. Following a passionate speech by IATSE President Matthew Loeb and joined by AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, Howard spoke to the assembled labor leaders about the threat posed by illegal downloads, pirated CDs and DVDs and other modes of entertainment product copyright theft.
Here’s what President Howard had to say:
Hollywood unions, guilds and organizations will unite in support of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2010 with Out of Silence: Readings from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and is presented by the Women’s Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) with Producers Guild of America (PGA) as well as Women In Film International Committee (WIF).
SAG and the SAG Foundation present another great LifeRaft Live Stream event on Tuesday, March 2, 6 -8 p.m. (PT). This panel will examine the art of the independent film deal and will be followed by a live Q&A session. No matter where you live in the country, you'll be able to participate as this event is streamed online, and don't forget, it's FREE.