Project Contrast And Select Impact Present “series 3” Photo Gallery Opening Night Reception Benefitting Los Angeles Lgbt Center On August 25th With A Special Performance By Vincint
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PROJECT CONTRAST AND SELECT IMPACT PRESENT “SERIES 3” PHOTO GALLERY OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION BENEFITTING LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER ON AUGUST 25TH WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY VINCINT
The Ariadne Getty Foundation Donates $10,000 to Project Contrast Series 3 benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center
What: An opening night reception for photographer Maxwell Poth’s latest portrait gallery for Project Contrast, “Series 3,” which chronicles five months of documenting LGBTQ+ youth culture across Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Donations on-site will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The event is presented by Project Contrast and Select Impact, the pro-social and community outreach arm of Select Management Group.
When: August 25, 2018
Red Carpet opens at 8PM PT
**If interested in sending a photographer to the carpet, please advise. Space is limited.
Where: M+B Photo Gallery
1050 Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Who: Talent confirmed to attend includes Adam Lambert, Gigi Gorgeous, Tyler Oakley, Nikita Dragun,
MyLifeAsEva, Kevin McHale, Garret Clayton, Connor Franta, Miles Jai, Brian Justin Crum, and more including a performance by recording artist VINCINT. Additional talent to be confirmed.
More about Project Contrast
Project Contrast is a non-profit organization created to help share the stories of, and give a voice to LGBTQ+ youth across the country. In addition to raising awareness and lowering the amount of suicides among LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S., Project Contrast aims to be the active soldiers on the battlefield and create a platform for LGBTQ+ youth to become advocates for each other and in their own communities. Their non-profit. This is their project.
Project Contrast was originally created in Maxwell’s home state of Utah where suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 17. Most of these suicides are taking place within the LGBTQ+ community, yet the state - and its strong religious culture - refuse to accept the truth. After two consecutive series in Utah, Maxwell visited five new states facing the same epidemic. Since January he has traveled to six new locations working with local LGBTQ+ resource centers, meeting and documenting queer youth, and allowing youth and their families to share their stories. With this work, Project Contrast has created communities and given struggling LGBTQ+ youth hope for their future.
It gets better but what can we do now? For more information, please visit ProjectContrast.org
More about Select Impact
Launched by Select Management Group earlier this year, Select Impact is a pro-social and community outreach arm that aims to inspire Select’s team, partners, talent (and their global audiences) to leverage their massive influence to inspire change around key social issues. The division provides resources and opportunities to connect with thought leaders during fireside chats and mixers, along with developing charitable and social campaigns.
About Select Management Group
Select Management Group is the leading management firm representing digital-first talent. Select offers full service talent management across all categories including endorsements, live events and appearances, film and television, publishing, consumer products, and social media. Led by industry leaders Scott Fisher, Adam Wescott, and Lisa Filipelli, Select Management Group strives to bridge the gap between traditional and digital media, paving the way for the future of entertainment. Clients include Gigi Gorgeous, Tyler Oakley, LaurDIY, MyLifeAsEva, Ingrid Nilsen, and more. The company is also responsible for numerous landmark deals with major brands seeking to connect with Gen Z and millennial consumers through digital talent. Select has leveraged deals for digital talent with brands including Fanta, Revlon, Starbucks, Crest and more.
Select produces content and operates original business ventures through its parent company Third Act. Third Act is an entertainment holding company that operates businesses across talent management, production, and owns interests in various other ventures including consumer products and technology. In 2017, Select released the Streamy-winning, full-length feature documentary “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous.” The film made history as the first YouTube Red Original to premiere as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Select also produced the six-episode half hour scripted comedy, “Me and My Grandma,” starring MyLifeAsEva for YouTube Red. For more information, please visit Select.co
About The Ariadne Getty Foundation
The Ariadne Getty Foundation has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Project Contrast Series 3 benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Ariadne Getty is a lifelong philanthropist dedicated to serving disenfranchised populations. She is the president and executive director of the Ariadne Getty Foundation, which since 2004 has partnered with nonprofit organizations worldwide to improve the lives of individuals and communities through large-scale investments and social activism. In addition to financial contributions, Ariadne donates her time and energy to causes she supports. As a member of GLAAD’s board of directors since 2016, she works tirelessly to inspire and motivate others to better understand and accept the LGBTQ community.
Mario Gonzalez, Metro Public Relations