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!
The OutCast: Pose - Steven Canals, Mj Rodriguez, & Billy Porter
The category is POSE on the first episode of season two of The OutCast Presented By Outfest! Host David Kittredge welcomes creator Steven Canals and stars Mj Rodriguez and Billy Porter to chat about their work in making the groundbreaking series in advance of the series finale on FX. Steven recounts the 166 meetings it took before getting a green light, while Mj takes us back to her first audition for the role of Blanca and which Rihanna song she was listening to when she found out she got the part, and Billy shares his thoughts on dreaming the impossible and how he fused his own personal story into the character of Pray Tell. It’s 10s across the board as POSE comes to a close and the three talented artists share their future plans!