The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
Presented by BenDeLaCreme, Wes Hurley's Capitol Hill is a queer parody of (and an homage to) 1970s soap operas and crime shows with a pinch of supernatural horror. Gender-bending icon Waxie Moon stars as the young and naive Roses Smell who escapes to Seattle from the backwoods hellhole of Portland. The big city holds promises of new friendship, love and even stardom, but none of it may be enough to stave off the demons from Roses' haunting Oregon past. Fiercely original and featuring lavish production design, "Capitol Hill" won Best Costume Design and Best Makeup at Indie Series Awards.
With all of her belongings stolen, Roses has to rely on the kindness of her new friend, Tanya (Alexandra Tavares). After bonding over their new tattoos, the girls visit Tanya's workplace - the local TV station. Co-starring Robbie Turner (RuPaul's Drag Race).
Roses discovers that her ride to Seattle was none other than Seattle's Mayor. Meanwhile, the world-famous forensic scientist and mystery novel writer, Helena Pen-Poison (Aleksa Manila), warns our heroine of Mother Terisha's sinister motives.