Hosts Drew Droege and Raneir Pollard Join Presenters Dwyane and Zaya Wade, Steven Canals, Peaches Christ, and Patton Oswalt for the QueerX Awards Streaming Live on National Coming Out Day with Musical Performances, Special Screenings of the Winning Films, and the Revry Visibility Awards.
Revry, the largest LGBT-first streaming media network, premieres the QueerX Awards brought to you by Lexus at 5PM PST/8PM EST on October 11, 2021 for National Coming Out Day. The streaming special is the grand finale to the month-long international film festival competition, QueerX, and features dynamic music performances, full screenings of the winning films, and the star-studded Revry Visibility Awards.
National Coming Out Day is our moment to shine a light on the best emerging LGBTQ talent and the leading voices in queer culture,” says Revry and QueerX co-founder and show producer, Christopher J. Rodriguez. “What could be a better way to celebrate this holiday than with a showcase of authentic storytellers, breakout musicians, and recognizing unapologetically visible icons.”
Show highlights include:
Revry Visibility Awards 2021: Revry’s annual honors of influential celebrities who have made an impact on the community, including:
· NBA star Dwyane Wade and his daughter Zaya Wade presenting to WNBA star Erica Wheeler.
· Drag Icon Peaches Christ presenting to Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
· Patton Oswalt presenting to Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live).
· Emmy nominated actress and musician, Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez will be honored.
Competition Winners & Films: International film festival winners introduce their films which then screen in their entirety.
Musical Performances: The world premiere of music from non-binary pop rocker, Chanel and the Circus, and queer rap lyrcist, Alsace Carcione. The show also features an updated gender-inclusive rendition of the Weather Girls’ gay anthem with Mila Jam’s “It’s Raining Them.”
Sponsors include Lexus, Final Draft, Tourism Spain, Florida Keys and Key West.
Since its inception, QueerX has broken the mold of LGBTQ film festivals with a focus on the culture of queer entertainment. Utilizing cutting-edge technology to reach global audiences with its live festival TV channel, anyone in the world can screen the “Official Selections” for free. The competition culminates annually on National Coming Out Day with the star-studded QueerX Awards–featuring music performances, screenings of the winning films, and the Revry Visibility Awards. The festival has become a discovery platform for emerging queer musicians and underrepresented filmmakers–providing invaluable resources to connect directly to the entertainment industry. QueerX aims to create a space where artists, industry professionals, and enthusiasts alike can come together to celebrate the future of queer entertainment.
Revry is the LGBTQ-first streaming media network with free live TV, movies, series, news and exclusive Original programming amounting to over 5,000 titles. Its mission is to inspire exploration of LGBTQ content for the community and allies. Revry is led by a diverse founding team with technology, digital media, and LGBTQ advocacy experience. Revry reaches millions of global viewers on connected TV, Smart TV, OTT and mobile platforms including Samsung, Vizio, Roku, Apple, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Google, TiVo, and many others.