GLAAD and The Studio by HBO to host Provincetown's New Queer Comedy panel with Cameron Esposito, Travon Free, and Matteo Lane

As one of the leading organizations behind LGBTQ media advocacy, GLAAD is partnering with HBO to highlight LGBTQ innovation in Hollywood's comedy genre with the New Queer Comedy panel taking place at The Studio by HBO in Provincetown on Friday, Aug. 17. 

The event will feature out LGBTQ notables such as Cameron Esposito, Matteo Lane, and Travon Free. As actors, comedians, and comedic writers, these power players help to propel visibility and advocacy for queer content creators and audiences alike through their immense collective talent. 

Cameron Esposito is known best for her stand-up comedy, her show Take My Wife, and her podcast, Queery. Matteo Lane is a Chicago-born, New York-based comedian on the Comedy Central series The Comedy Jam. Travon Free is a comedian and currently a writer for TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

The New Queer Comedy panel will be led by Emmy Award-winning standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer, Judy Gold and is set to run on GLAAD’s YouTube and Facebook Live channels on Monday, Aug. 20.

The Studio by HBO is a new experience in the summer of 2018 that honors LGBTQ creatives with "a wide selection of inclusive events ranging from workshops and art exhibits to intimate talks and screenings dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the community." Its inaugural run is taking place over the course of seven weeks in Provincetown, Massachusetts, otherwise famously known as PTown.

HBO's knack for authentic and noteworthy LGBTQ storytelling paired with the culture-rich, artistic history of PTown has made The Studio an ideal place to hold conversations of depth and breadth that ring important to the LGBTQ community.

Watch GLAAD + HBO's collaborative panel on race and representation in LGBTQ Hollywood, which took place in July 2018, below.

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