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Upcoming Season One AQUEERD Episode Themes:

We are planning for a 6-Episode Season One for AQUEERD to begin exploring LGBTQIA experiences in the nonprofit sector and workplace. Each episode will function like a highly-edited clip-show, allowing a variety of individuals to share their stories in direct-to-camera short, expressive vignettes that are edited in collective themes per episode:

  1. In The Closet at Work - Stories of choosing to or having to be in the closet at work and around co-workers.

  2. Out But Not Welcome to be Proud at Work - Stories of being out at work, but it not being a very welcoming place or still not feeling comfortable in the office or around co-workers.

  3. Out and Proud at Work - Stories of being out at work, and it’s welcomed or celebrated by the organization and/or co-workers.

  4. Pardon Me? - Stories of LGBTQIA workplace experiences that were weird, awkward, or funny.

  5. I’m Not Ok, You’re Not Ok - Stories of LGBTQIA workplace experiences that got weird, bad, scary, dangerous, and/or did or should have been an HR issue.

  6. Let Me Give You Some Advice, Friend - Tips, advice, and stories of things you wish more people knew about being LGBTQIA in the workplace.


Video Requirements

If you would like to potentially be featured in an episode or more of AQUEERD, please send us a video of you telling us your stories from any one or more of the topics above. The following needs are mandatory for sharing videos we may use:

  • Videos must be taken in taken in landscape mode

  • You must be well lit and cropped from the waist up in the video.

  • You must speak in front of a plain, single colored wall, bricks or static backdrop - do not stand in front of windows, glass, things that move or in nature.

  • You must speak clearly and at a normal speaking pace.

Submission Requirements

  • Send us the name for yourself you would like to appear in the video(s): Full name, first name and initial, etc.

  • Send us the way you would like to be identified as an LGBTQIA individual for the video(s): Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans Male, Trans Female, Asexual, Queer, etc.

  • Send us the professional title you would like us to use for the video(s): Foundation Director, Regional Philanthropy Officer, Marketing Coordinator, Social Media Specialist, etc.

  • WE WILL NOT BE SHARING NAMES OF NONPROFITS IN PRINT, BUT WILL IF IT’S A PART OF YOUR STORY AND YOU USE THEM BY NAME.

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NOTE: 31st Century Productions cannot guarantee any submitted videos can be or will be used for an episode of AQUEERD. All videos will become property of 31st Century and Rhinocorn and may be used in full or part for show or show promotional efforts.