This year’s star-studded gala for Trevor Live was the first one I had ever attended. The annual event honors LGBTQ allies and friends who specifically have made notable efforts in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ young adults under 25. Among this year’s honorees were Kelly Rippa, and that oh-so-fine hubby of hers – Mark Consuelo. Also honored was out super model-actress, Cara Delevingne.
The evening was robust with recognition, providing a unique opportunity to meet many people and brands who are champions for the cause of supporting LGBTQ youth in crisis. Notably, the plight for acceptance itself can often be the catalyst for a crisis, so it is great to see a shift for the better emerging in LGBTQ acceptance. Arguably the change has occurred mainly due to the rise of our presence in the media.
LGBTQ visibility in TV, music, publishing, and film has undoubtedly helped to shift the landscape. We’ve gone from the historic Stonewall Riot, to today, where a TV Drag Queen competition has garnered its creator–RuPaul, multiple Emmys and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Many cite networks like LogoTV, and Here TV as top media leaders in the revolution, but the Trevor Live event introduced me to another strong contender – Revry.TV, a content streaming service offering a wide range of exclusive LGBTQ material.
As a subscription-based, 24-hour media platform, Revry.TV offers members a rich plethora of programming inclusive of podcasts, music videos, movies, comedy specials and shorts, documentaries and original scripted series. It is among the best platforms for creating thoughtful and evocative LGBTQ content that represents the rich diversity of our community.
Revry recently announced an exciting August line up of highly-anticipated premieres; both Original Series and Original Films live on its free Pluto Channel 649. Check out of their stellar programming and get to know this exciting platform for all things LGBTQ, from the fearless to the fabulous!
First up, “THE QUEENS” – RuPaul’s Drag Race Original documentary:
The Revry Original documentary THE QUEENS chronicles over two years in the heels of four of the world’s most famous drag queens including RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Jinkx Monsoon and Sharon Needles, All-Stars 2 champion Alaska Thunderf*ck and season 7 and All-Stars 3 finalist Katya Zamolodchikova. From performing across world stages to winning (and losing) Drag Race or dealing with major tragedies, THE QUEENS lifts the lace front, giving insight into one of the most fascinating and popular platforms. Premieres Sunday August 18th at 7pm(pst) / 10pm(est) on Pluto Channel 649.
SINK SANK SUNK tells the story of Cooper; a young gay recluse with some unresolved mommy-issues. As Cooper journeys to complete his late-mother’s passion project (a documentary about her synchronized swimming team) he ventures into the unfamiliar waters of community, empathy, and romantic love. SINK SANK SUNK is a tender and playful meditation on being a part of something bigger than yourself. Premieres Sunday August 25h at 7pm(pst) / 10pm(est) on Pluto Channel 649.
Dare to know MISS ROSEWOOD in this Revry Original documentary. Self-appointed transgender-terrorist on the New York hardcore performance scene, a walking scandal on high heels, and the only woman in town with balls enough to empty a condom into the hair of superstar. There are no limits to this fearless Miss. Premieres Sunday August 18th 9pm(pst) / 12am(est) on Pluto Channel 649.
The critically acclaimed, heartwarming Revry Original youth documentary ROOM TO GROWchronicles the lives and stories of seven inspiring LGBTQ+ teens and families in cities across the country, offering an up-close and intimate glimpse into their daily lives as they endeavor to find identity and place in their communities. ROOM TO GROW shows just how important it is for LGBTQ+ teenagers to receive the support they need at home, at school, at church, and in the world to reach their full potential. The Bridging Voices Queer Youth Chorus is a Portland singing group that provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ youth and is the inspiration and catalyst for the documentary. Premieres Sunday August 25h at 5pm(pst) / 8pm(est) on Pluto Channel 649
Original Series MUSIC OUT LOUD
Revry brings you the latest and greatest in queer music videos! From RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE alum Pandora Boxx to VANDERPUMP RULES’ Jesse Møntana, or LatinX dynamo Enrique Jesus Hernandez and trans artist Mila Jam to Aina Brei’yon and Chester Lockhart…all genres and diversities from around the world are represented in this soulful, rockin’ powerhouse line up of today’s queer artists. New episodes every Saturday in August at 7pm(pst) / 10p