'We're proud to be promoting a show that finally gives visibility to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender African-Americans,' said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.
WASHINGTON - In collaboration with Logo, the Human Rights Campaign is sponsoring a six city sneak preview tour of "Noah's Arc," the first African-American gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender series. The Washington, D.C., preview takes place at 8 p.m. today in HRC's Equality Forum (RSVP).
"We're proud to be promoting a show that finally gives visibility to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender African-Americans," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "We should all have the opportunity to see ourselves in our media."
"The Human Rights Campaign's support from the beginning of this show has really helped bring it to life," said show creator Patrick Ian Polk.
"These sneak previews represent another step in the partnership we began more than a year ago."
"This is a historic moment not only for the African-American GLBT community, but for the whole GLBT community," say Chris Wagely, marketing manager for Logo.
Other sponsors include the Black AIDS Institute, Comcast and DirectTV. The series will premiere on Logo Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. A sneak preview took place last night in New York City. All previews except for the OUTFest preview are free of charge. Additional previews will take place:
ﾴtonight in Washington, D.C. (RSVP)
ﾴon Oct. 15 in Atlanta at the Red Chair (sold out)
ﾴon Oct. 16 in Dallas at the African-American Academy of Arts (RSVP)
ﾴon Oct. 18 in San Francisco at the headquarters for Olivia (RSVP)
ﾴand on Oct. 19 in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theater at Outfest (tickets can be purchased at the theater, more info).
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