Fundraising will always be a challenge for independent creators, but crowd sourced funding websites give projects that might have been overlooked in traditional channel a renewed chance for success, and have been particularly useful for many LGBT creators hoping to share their stories through independent media. Here is a list of 15 LGBT-inclusive fan-funded success stories from 2012.
In recognition of Transgender Awareness week, GLAAD and The Advocate.com present some of the most groundbreaking representations of transgender people that have raised awareness of the community in mainstream audiences.
Not too long ago GLAAD blog readers were introduced to Hello Forever, a film starring transgender model and actress Isis King about Filipina women trying to overcome obstacles and find a way out of poverty. The filmmakers took to Kickstater in hopes to raise funds to cover post-production costs and festival submission fees. With your help they met their goal, and Isis shared her excitement on Twitter.
Transgender model Isis King can add acting to her resume as she makes her debut in Hello Forever, a film about the hardships faced by four Filipina women and their journey to find a way out of poverty.
Clothing giant American Apparel has teamed up with GLAAD on a new line of equality tees, just in time for LGBT Pride Month. And in a company first, AA is featuring an openly transgender model in its ad campaign!
Transgender Model Isis King was among the fan favorites who returned to the all-star edition of the popular CW program America's Next Top Model (ANTM), but was unfortunately voted off in last night's episode. All the same, the contributions Isis has made to transgender visibility on television this season should be celebrated.