X Factor star Marcus Collins to co-host queer cultural diversity media festival of films, conversations & performances.

Queer Media this October will host Fusion to celebrate the stories of the LGBT Black, Asian and ethnic minority community with conversations with LGBT media professionals, interspersed with LGBT themed short films and performances. As part of Black History Month and partnered with UK Black Pride our aim is to inspire positive LGBT stories and promote LGBT visibility in the media.

Fusion at the Compass Room at The Lowry, Manchester, Sunday 19th October 2014, 12pm to 8pm with registration from 11am.

FILMS : CONVERSATIONS : PERFORMANCES
Fusion asks can storytelling really empower people to create positive social change within their community?

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‘Help us develop a voice for a new 21st century LGBT community through telling narratives of wholeness, connection and power,’ said Queer Media director Jamie Starboisky. “We want to touch people’s lives by telling empowering and inspirational stories through films, conversations and performances. Ultimately our aim is to promote understanding in society through improving visibility and representation of LGBT people, characters and stories in the media.”

Being an interactive event with Q&A sessions, live video streaming and a Twitter wall the costs of the technology are high, meaning we are reaching out for people to support us through our Indiegogo campaign which recently launched.