San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous Film Screening & Emerging Trans Leader Panel
Thursday, March 30th: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Address: Twitter HQ, 1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Join us for the SF/ Bay Area premiere of "This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous" on March 30th. The event will include an emerging trans & GNC Leader Panel after the film. Food and Drinks provided. Tickets are available on a sliding scale, all funds go to support TDOV 2017. "All will need to check in at the lobby of Twitter HQ, 1355 Market Street and will be directed to the event".
Please note that Gigi will be at the Trans Day of Visibility main event on 3/31 but will not be at the screening on 3/30.
Event is brought to you by the Center's Trans Employment Program, TDOV 2017, and YouTube Red. Our Host Sponsor is TwitterOpen and the Trans Task Force at Twitter. TwitterOpen is an employee resource group for LGBTQIA employees and allies.
Please post & share the love at #TransLove #TDOV2017 @thegigigorgeous
More about Gigi:
Gigi Gorgeous (Gigi Loren Lazzarato) is a Canadian actress, model, and Internet personality with more than 7 Million followers. Gigi entertains and inspires on the web, television, and print with her larger-than-life personality and the chronicling of her transition on YouTube. In addition to her personal journey, Gigi works with top tier brands to share award-winning beauty, lifestyle, and pop culture content, all with a comedic wink.
About the film:
Are there any limits to your love for your family? This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who stated posting beauty and fashion videos to YouTube from her bedroom, only to later come out as a transgender female to an audience of millions. Directed by two-time Oscar® award winner Barbara Kopple, the film provides a raw and revealing look into a life that never compromises happiness, and spotlights a family’s unwavering and unconditional love for a child.
Clair Farley, is a trans advocate and Director of Economic Development at the San Francisco LGBT Center. Clair starred in the award-winning films including My Life with Mode Media, Red Without Blue on Netflix and American Transgender on National Geographic. She works across the country and internationally to advocate for increased trans visibility as well as safe and equal employment and housing opportunities for LGBTQ people. Follow Clair on Twitter.
About the Panel:
Aria Sa’id serves as Programs Director for The St. James Infirmary- a peer led and peer facilitated occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers. In addition, she provides coalition building strategy for TAJA’s (Trans Advocates for Justice & Accountability) Coalition in San Francisco. She is a Policy Fellow for 2016-2017’s cohort of the Women’s Policy Institute of the Women’s Foundation of California focusing on state legislation efforts for criminal justice and legislation that prioritizes incarcerated transgender people in the state of California.
Victory Le "Vi" - Research Associate at the Department of Public Health. She is working on the Stay Study and the TransNational Study AND TransNational Study.
C Baker is a Network Engineer at Twitter and has been in the industry for 10 years. They are a frequent speaker on Transgender rights and issues. Baker is a co-lead of TwitterOpen, Twitter's LBGTIA employee resource group.
Adam Wescott is a partner and co-founder of Select Management Group. Under Select’s entertainment arm, SelectNext, Wescott led This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous’ development, production and distribution partnership with YouTube Red. Wescott is also responsible for spearheading major brand campaigns and production deals for Select’s roster of top tier digital talent. Successes include the hit satirical music single “Literally, My Life” (now over 34M Views and #1 single on iTunes Comedy for 2015) and the digital series “How to Survive High School” with MyLifeAsEva (43M Views), which Wescott developed and executive produced. SelectNext's half-hour comedy "Me and My Grandma" will premiere on YouTube Red in Spring 2017. Prior to joining Select, Wescott held positions as principal consultant and executive producer to Refinery29 and Nylon TV, VP of Owned & Operated Properties for EQAL (acquired by EverydayHealth) where he created and ran the Google-funded YouTube Original channel ulookhaute producing over 40 hours of original content. Wescott first began working in online video at E! Entertainment and the Style Network after beginning his career in comedy development at FOX Broadcasting Company. Adam is an active member of Television Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and the International Academy of Web Television. He is a contributing author of “YouTube Channels for Dummies” and is YouTube-Certified in Audience Growth
When & Where
SF LGBT Community Center
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is a welcoming place for our diverse LGBT Community and its supporters to find innovative services and fabulous cultural programs that lead to a stronger, healthier community and more equitable world.
For a list of workshops and events, go to www.sfcenter.org.