Support LGBTQ+ Creators!
Welcome to the ClexaCon Community support page, those who are creating content for and by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Representation is important and sometimes the best way to get authentic LGBTQ+ content is to make it ourselves!
If you are looking for support for your film/tv series, comic/graphic novel or other projects, please send us your information via this submission form.
We are not personally involved in any of the projects listed below. Highlighted projects are chosen based on a submission or on publicly available information.
The Lesbian Bar Project is an online branded campaign to bring attention to and ultimately help save the remaining Lesbian Bars in the country. Even before the pandemic hit, there were only 16 bars left in the United States. One has already closed. With 15 remaining, one more closure has devastating consequences for the LGBTQIA community.
For more information and to donate to the bars please visit: www.lesbianbarproject.com
Feature-length documentary Love Me Bait Me brings to life the story behind a community deprived of representative storytelling—and the international grassroots movement they sparked after witnessing a record-breaking number of queer women character deaths on broadcast television. Although LGBTQ+ viewers are no stranger to heartbreak while consuming TV and film, American networks failed us to a spectacular degree when they killed off almost half of all queer women characters in 2016 alone.
Love Me Bait Me will expose this disturbing trend, commonly referred to as the “Bury Your Gays” trope, which has devastating effects for a community already severely underrepresented in media. The fan uprising of 2016 will serve as the crux of our film, layered with historical content, a call to action, and a constructive critique of the movement. To help tell this story, we have interviewed a carefully selected group of historians, educators, fans, and other critical voices behind and in front of the screen.
Support Love Me, Bait Me and donate to their crowdfunding campaign which ends Thursday, November 12th. and follow the project’s journey on their website at: www.theclexaproject.com and on social media at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Flame tells the story of two women: Jamie, a queer bar owner, and Sam, the woman selling the building the bar inhabits, and the inevitable sparks that end up flying between them! With the help of her best friend, Heather, and bar regular Jo, can the residents of The Flame keep the bar alive? Or can Sam’s friend Mel help her work through her complicated feelings about her father’s death and the building she grew up in before she makes a rash decision?
- Jasmin Savoy Brown (HBO’s “The Leftovers) as Sam
- Jenn Colella (Tony Nominee, “Come From Away”) as Jo
- Chilina Kennedy (“Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” on Broadway)
- Harrison White (“Waiting in the Wings”) as The Narrator
- Valerie Rose Lohman (BAFTA Nominee, “What Remains of Edith Finch”) as Mel
- Ellie Brigida (Lez Hang Out) as Jamie
- Leigh Holmes Foster (Lez Hang Out) as Heather
- Jesse Nowack (Youtube’s “PinkBlue”) as Harold
- Lez Hang Out Productions
- Ellie Brigida (Scoring and Music Producer)
- Leigh Holmes Foster (Composer)
- Valerie Rose Lohman (Executive Producer)
- Caitlyn Clear (Book)