The Power of LGBTQ+ Creators that Hollywood Can't Replicate

Mar 12, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

There is a power that real, queer stories have that cannot be replicated in the LGBTQ+ narratives Hollywood creates. In a moment where LGBTQ+ perception, acceptance, and equality feels highly volatile, the need for positive LGBTQ+ representation is high. Authentic queer joy expressed on social media by LGBTQ+ creators has proven to be a lifeline to queer youth and educate and build acceptance amongst the non-LGBTQ+ population. This panel will discuss why we need even more happy queer stories, the impact of LGBTQ+ creators, what Hollywood can learn from them, and how brands can support.

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David Ayllon

Peapod Digital Labs

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Zoya Biglary

Fysh Foods

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Lauren Zoltick


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