Saturday, April 19, 2008

GLBT Expo: See and Be Seen

I often think of life as one big exhibition! This is certainly true at NYC's Original GLBT Expo held April 5th and April 6th at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The huge hall was filled with exhibitors was from Gay and Gay-friendly business, community organizations and services including fortune 500 corporations to local social clubs. It provides the perfect scene to "See and be Seen" in! I was part of the Video showcase curated by Ryan Wolowski from Out & About TV and sponsored by the Long Island Film Festival, the Fire Island Film Festival and the Road Island Film Festival. I was on stage to introduce Ryan, who did an excellent job showcasing the many Gay videos and film shorts. The video show featured works by Lovari, Casper Andreas, Josh Zuckerman, Matthew Duffy, Keo Nazari, Jade Esteban Estrada, Amber Rose Marie and others. I also had fun promoting the Fresh Fruit Festival with Nick, Walter, David, Rita and other Fruities. The brilliant and beautiful journalist Samara Riveria conducted a great interview with me for her broadcast. It was all about greeting and networking and I enjoyed seeing so many friends from the Community including maestro conductor of NYC Gay Men's Chorus Charlie Beal, drag divas Empress Charlene Chivoe, Peppermint and Appolonia Cruz, singer Brian Kent, Out in NJ editor Toby Grace, Ira Levi, The Glamazons, Paul Manchin, Quentin Elias, Charlie Demos, Michael Mallon, Tomas and others.