amelia blogs. . .

thetrevorproject:

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day and Trevor staff agrees: It’s brave to #AskForHelp today and every day.

Download your own sign for a selfie here. Then upload it using #AskForHelp!

Check out OktoAsk.org for more.

I took the summer off, but I am back with a new post:

Not Ready to Love a Gay Child? Then Don’t Have Kids

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Amelia/not-ready-to-love-a-gay-child_b_5750242.html

I took the summer off, but I am back with a new post:

Not Ready to Love a Gay Child? Then Don’t Have Kids

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Amelia/not-ready-to-love-a-gay-child_b_5750242.html

theboxscene:

DO YOU CARE ABOUT MEDIA REPRESENTATION?

Help us raise $35k in 35 days to help make sure our media represents all of us! 

Our mission is to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities. 

There are many ways to fight for equal representation, and one of them is to help diverse folks enter and thrive in the entertainment industry. 

We’re launching our Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship to provide monetary awards for diverse and underrepresented youth and independent media makers who are pursuing careers in the media and performing arts. 

Please help by spreading the word about our campaign or donating. 

We’re offering incredible perks from stars who are already helping to make our media more diverse and representative of all of us, including:

  • Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal, The Comeback)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Darren Criss (Glee)
  • Lea DeLaria (OITNB)
  • Amy Fox (The Switch)
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback)
  • Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow, Son of Batman)
  • Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale, Whatever this is)
  • Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal, Welcome to Night Vale)
  • Crissle West (The Read)
  • Julie Vu (The Switch)
  • and more!

Check out the campaign, donate, and spread the word! 

Because representation matters.

sugarbooty:

AMELIA BROUGHT ME A BAG OF VINTAGE PATTERNS BECAUSE SHE LIKES ME AND THINKS I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND I CANNOT DEAL. Every once in a while meeting new people is just about the most satisfying thing in the world! Pics of the patterns coming soon! Thank you Amelia!!!

You would make this face if you met Jasika Nicole too. Such an incredibly lovely woman.

sugarbooty:

AMELIA BROUGHT ME A BAG OF VINTAGE PATTERNS BECAUSE SHE LIKES ME AND THINKS I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND I CANNOT DEAL. Every once in a while meeting new people is just about the most satisfying thing in the world! Pics of the patterns coming soon! Thank you Amelia!!!

You would make this face if you met Jasika Nicole too. Such an incredibly lovely woman.

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Amelia from The Huffington Post & More!

Amelia is a kick-ass mom and LGBT activist who was thrust into the spotlight when a blog post about her then six-year-old son coming out as gay and confessing his crush on Blaine Anderson from Fox’s TV show Glee went viral. Since, she has lent her voice to the Huffpost Gay Voices community to shine a light on LGBT youth. Her millions of readers find inspiration and hope in the candid stories she tells about her journey of parenting three young children, one of whom just happens to identify as gay.

Join Amelia and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

Look!  It’s me!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Amelia from The Huffington Post & More!

Amelia is a kick-ass mom and LGBT activist who was thrust into the spotlight when a blog post about her then six-year-old son coming out as gay and confessing his crush on Blaine Anderson from Fox’s TV show Glee went viral. Since, she has lent her voice to the Huffpost Gay Voices community to shine a light on LGBT youth. Her millions of readers find inspiration and hope in the candid stories she tells about her journey of parenting three young children, one of whom just happens to identify as gay.

Join Amelia and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

Look! It’s me!

theboxscene:

Aren’t these two adorable!
Don’t miss Dylan Marron and Jasika Nicole at our Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on August 17!
They’ll both be panelists, taking questions from the audience, and you can hang out with them at the VIP post-show reception. 
Get your tickets while you still can: SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Aren’t these two adorable!

Don’t miss Dylan Marron and Jasika Nicole at our Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on August 17!

They’ll both be panelists, taking questions from the audience, and you can hang out with them at the VIP post-show reception. 

Get your tickets while you still can: SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Dylan Marron & More!

Dylan Marron is a writer and performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and he plays Ari on "Whatever this is," the 2013 web series that Indiewire named the best web drama of the year. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo Futurists he writes for and performs in "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind," the company’s signature late-night show that is one of New York’s longest running productions. He spent his childhood searching for his reflection in the media and is spending his adulthood trying to create it. 

Join Dylan and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity! Get a VIP ticket and you can hang out with him and the guests at the VIP post-show reception!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org while you still can!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Dylan Marron & More!

Dylan Marron is a writer and performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and he plays Ari on "Whatever this is," the 2013 web series that Indiewire named the best web drama of the year. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo Futurists he writes for and performs in "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind," the company’s signature late-night show that is one of New York’s longest running productions. He spent his childhood searching for his reflection in the media and is spending his adulthood trying to create it. 

Join Dylan and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity! Get a VIP ticket and you can hang out with him and the guests at the VIP post-show reception!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org while you still can!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Lea DeLaria & More!

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Neflix hit series Orange Is The New Black. Yes, she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional, “Hey its You!” to not being able to enter a suburban Dollar Store without being asked for a picture. The fact is, Lea has actually been a professional Lesbian for over 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.In 1993, Ms. DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to perform on television in America. This launched her into world recognition.Prior to her success on OITNB, she was seen in numerous television series, Californication, One Life To Live, SVU, Will and Grace, The Oblongs, Friends and even Matlock as well as movies like The First Wives Club, Edge Of Seventeen, Dear Dumb Diary, Fat Rose and Squeaky and Attack Of The Big Haired Lesbians.There are far too many On and off-Broadway credits to mention, but the stand outs include, Obie and Theater World Awards, a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Honoree for On The Town; Drama League Honoree for Happy Days; an Ovation Nomination for Boys From Syracuse; and portraying both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the Tony nominated revival of The Rocky Horror Show.If that is not enough, Lea has 5 records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book “Lea’s Book Of Rules For The World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.So yeah, she is Big Boo, but she’s all that too.

Join Lea and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

I have been a fan of hers for about 20 years. I can’t wait to meet her at this event!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Lea DeLaria & More!

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Neflix hit series Orange Is The New Black. Yes, she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional, “Hey its You!” to not being able to enter a suburban Dollar Store without being asked for a picture. The fact is, Lea has actually been a professional Lesbian for over 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.

In 1993, Ms. DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to perform on television in America. This launched her into world recognition.

Prior to her success on OITNB, she was seen in numerous television series, Californication, One Life To Live, SVU, Will and Grace, The Oblongs, Friends and even Matlock as well as movies like The First Wives Club, Edge Of Seventeen, Dear Dumb Diary, Fat Rose and Squeaky and Attack Of The Big Haired Lesbians.

There are far too many On and off-Broadway credits to mention, but the stand outs include, Obie and Theater World Awards, a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Honoree for On The Town; Drama League Honoree for Happy Days; an Ovation Nomination for Boys From Syracuse; and portraying both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the Tony nominated revival of The Rocky Horror Show.

If that is not enough, Lea has 5 records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book “Lea’s Book Of Rules For The World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.

So yeah, she is Big Boo, but she’s all that too.

Join Lea and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

I have been a fan of hers for about 20 years. I can’t wait to meet her at this event!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Sean Maher & More!

Sean Maher is a TV veteran with roles in popular shows The $treet, Party of Five, and CSI: Miami. He is perhaps best known for his role as fan-favorite Simon Tam from the cult hit Firefly - a role he reprised in the film, Serenity. In 2011, he used his role as “Sean” in The Playboy Club, a closeted gay man in a sham marriage to a closeted lesbian, to publicly come out as gay. Since, he has played Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and voiced Dick Grayson/Nightwing in "Son of Batman."

Join Sean and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Sean Maher & More!

Sean Maher is a TV veteran with roles in popular shows The $treet, Party of Five, and CSI: Miami. He is perhaps best known for his role as fan-favorite Simon Tam from the cult hit Firefly - a role he reprised in the film, Serenity. In 2011, he used his role as “Sean” in The Playboy Club, a closeted gay man in a sham marriage to a closeted lesbian, to publicly come out as gay. Since, he has played Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and voiced Dick Grayson/Nightwing in "Son of Batman."

Join Sean and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Jasika Nicole & More!

You may know her as Intern Dana from the podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, Astrid on Fringe, or Kim from Scandal, but Jasika Nicole is also an illustrator, comic book maker, furniture builder, seamstress, needleworker and tumblrer. And you can see and meet her on August 17!

Join Jasika and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Jasika Nicole & More!

You may know her as Intern Dana from the podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, Astrid on Fringe, or Kim from Scandal, but Jasika Nicole is also an illustrator, comic book maker, furniture builder, seamstress, needleworker and tumblrer. And you can see and meet her on August 17!

Join Jasika and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org