Join us November 5 for the next HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon: HITMAKERS WHO REPRESENT
Tuesday, November 5 | The Beverly Hilton
Television is having a moment. Billy Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy for lead actor in Pose. Russian Doll featuring all sorts of fascinating, complicated female characters, was nominated for an Emmy as best comedy series. And the representation of nuanced, complex LGBTQIA+ characters continues to delve into new territories from pioneering creative minds.
Join moderators Ira Madison III & Louis Virtel of the hit podcast “Keep It” for a candid conversation with leading creators on the impact and future of authentic storytelling from LGBTQIA+ perspectives and beyond.
In the memorable words of Billy Porter, “We as artists are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t stop ever telling the truth.” PANELISTS
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA (@writerras)
Creator and Executive Producer of “Riverdale” @thecwriverdale on The CW, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” @sabrinanetflix on Netflix and “Katy Keene” @cw_katykeene on The CW
Moderators: IRA MADISON III (@irathethird) & LOUIS VIRTEL (@louisvirtel)
Ira Madison III & Louis Virtel are co-hosts of the Crooked Media podcast Keep It, a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we’re all obsessing over both.