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!
A no-bullshit web series starring Rain Valdez, Sterling Jones and Alexandra Grey. Razor Tongue explores the complexities of finding a voice of self-love in a world filled with misogyny and discrimination. Razor Tongue deftly navigates the calling out—and the being called out. Whether sitting through a floundering Tinder date or a terrible job interview, Belle Jonas (Valdez) calls out micro-aggressions and bad behavior from men whenever she sees it. But when antagonized by Ariel (Grey), who turns the tables on her, she begins to wonder about how effective public shaming actually is. (Now>Ever Artists)
For her tremendous performance as Belle Jonas, Rain Valdez was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. With this achievement, Valdez became the first Filipina American transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.
After you've finished watching, don't forget to check out the Outfest Now exclusive post-show discussion series After Tongue - where Rain Valdez sits down with cast and crew to break down each episode one-by-one!