Mar 31, 2017

SelectNext and Gigi Gorgeous Promote #TDOV2017

SelectNext and Gigi Gorgeous stand in solidarity with the trans community for International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st. Gigi and Select will participate in a series of social activations throughout the day inspired by the documentary This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous. Give a shout out on social to someone making positive waves for the trans community, like Gigi. Because truly, #ThisIsEverything.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

  • Follow @TheGigiGorgeous/@GigiGorgeous and @SelectNext on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create a Trans Community Video: Give a shoutout to a person (or multiple people) who you think is doing something important for the trans community.
  • Post a Trans Community Tweet: Give a shoutout to a person (or multiple people) who are doing something important for the trans community and don’t forget #ThisIsEverything!
  • Tune in to Tumblr #AnswerTime hosted by Gigi at 2PM PST on Thursday, March 30th.
  • Watch This is Everything so you can understand the inspiration behind the campaign.

Transgender Day of Visibility Events:

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous Screening & Panel Featuring Adam Wescott
SF LGBT Community Center
Thursday March 30th at 6:00pm
Ticket Link: https://gigigorgeous.eventbrite.com/

TDOV 2017: Love & Resistance Featuring Gigi Gorgeous
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Reception 5:30PM
Event Program 6:30PM
SOMArts 934 Brannan St, SF, CA
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tdov-2017-tickets-32006990771

GLAAD Media Awards
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:30pm
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
Ticket Link: https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/losangeles

Press Coverage:
“EXCLUSIVE: Troye Sivan to Become Youngest Recipient of GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award”…ET

“‘Never Give Up’: Trans People Share Messages Of Love And Support For Trans Day Of Visibility”…BuzzFeed

“People Read Kind Instagram Comments for International Transgender Day of Visibility”…Teen Vogue

“This Video Is A Testament To The Importance Of Trans Visibility”…Nylon

“Trans Advocates Honor Transgender Day of Visibility With ‘Kind Comments’”…NBC News

“Trans People Read Kind Comments They’ve Received From Strangers In Heartwarming Video”…Huffington Post

“Trace Lysette, Gigi Gorgeous and More Read Empowering Messages for Transgender Day of Visibility”…People.com

“#KindComments Creator Jacob Tobia Celebrates Trans Visibility with Instagram & GLAAD”…Out.com

“Hear Transgender Celebrities And Activists Read Encouraging Messages For Transgender Day Of Visibility”…A Plus

“Paris Jackson to Present at GLAAD Media Awards”…Entertainment Tonight Online

“The project, known as #KindComments, captures the moment of love, support, and visibility as these trans advocates and influencers read aloud inspiring Instagram comments that have posted from their followers on their accounts.”–Huffington Post

“Inspired by Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrity “Mean Tweets” but with an uplifting twist, the unsuspecting participants were filmed reading kind comments posted from their followers to their Instagram accounts.”–Buzzfeed

“For example, Instagram recently unveiled a feature (that I didn’t even know about until last week!) that allows you to screen comments for hate speech and other key words on your page. That means that trans and queer public figures can help keep their pages
safer from the trolls and can double down on the supportive, nurturing communities that they’re already building.” –OUT

“People Read Kind Instagram Comments for International Transgender Day of Visibility”–Teen Vogue (headline)