QueerX Fest

Get out your dancing shoes! This weekend is QueerX — a one-of-a-kind festival created by and for the global queer community.

The premiere queer global streaming network Revry presents QueerX, the 4th annual queer music, film, and industry festival May 31st – June 2nd in West Hollywood, California, sponsored by Lexus.   

From Vogue competitions to Flamenco performances, international screenings to a Sex & Body Positivity panel, Powerhouse Industry Pitchfests to the star-studded Revry Visibility Awards, QueerX is poised as the queer SXSW, offering something thrilling for every Queer enthusiast.  

The festival kicks off this Friday night with an exclusive industry party and concert at the iconic Whisky A Go Go headlined by Billboard’s Artist of the Month, Brooke Candy with her RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni backup dancers Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn, along with Pink Fly, Jordy and Davy Boi and a Billboard’s top 10 LGBTQ surprise artist making their first LA concert appearance.  The eve finishes fabulously with Maurice the Divo leading an epic Vogue battle and ball for all to join in!

QueerX continues Saturday and Sunday at The London West Hollywood with its international Competition Screenings and the Revry Summer Preview including Laura Linney’s World Premiere of Sink Sank Sunk and GLAAD “Rising Star Grant” recipient River Gallo’s PonyBoi.  

Saturday night’s Centerpiece Screening is 2x Academy Award winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s YouTube Original State of Pride starring Raymond Braun who will be honored with a Revry Visibility Award by presenters Johnny Sibilly (Pose) and Blossom Brown, and then moderate a femme-tastic panel with the film’s female producing team.  The evening ignites with lit afterparty at the brand new Rocco’s West Hollywood with performances by Jared Gelman and Madison Rose. 

The weekend is peppered with dynamic Panels like “The Power of Body and Sex Positivity” with Playboy‘s Senior Editor Shane Michael Singh, Dr. Chris Donaghue (Loveline), Tre’vell Anderson (Out Magazine Editor), Adrienne Williams (MS.RPRSNTD) and Youtuber Stevie Boebi.  Or if the entertainment industry is your jam, “The Business of Inclusive Storytelling” with the likes of showrunner Ben Cory Jones (BET’s Boomerang) and Deniese Davis (HBO’s Insecure, Issa Rae Productions) or “Pioneering A Queer Music Movement” with executives from BMG, Arista, APA and artists Jordy and Davy Boi. 

Saturday and Sunday, QueerX also hosts its annual Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest, giving creators the rare opportunity to pitch projects one-on-one to top producers and production companies including IFC, SoulPancake, Powderkeg Media, Management360, Brian Graden Media and more.

The festival concludes with the star-studded Revry Visibility Awards and closing night party hosted by the Tourist Office of Spain honoring the bold efforts of an influencer, actor and sports legend:  Nikita Dragun (Dragun Beauty), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and WNBA athlete Sue Bird.  The evening will be transformed by The Tourist Office of Spain with Spanish delicacies and performances of Flamenco, a traditional Basque acrobatic Aurresku, as well as 2019 island of Gran Canaria Drag Queen winner Drag Chuchi. The evening continues with an epic performance by Drag Race All Stars Aja and a set with award-winning DJ Ray Rhodes.

This year QueerX is happy to announce two extraordinary International prizes. The screening competition Audience Winner will receive one ticket for travel, accommodations and entry into Rio Web Fest in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tourist Office of Spain will award a trip to Barcelona in Iberia Airlines with a stay at the Fairmont Hotel in BCN, a Tourist Bus city pass and a private guided tour.

QueerX’s Grand Sponsor is Lexus. Premiere Sponsors include the Tourist Office of Spain and Hemp In It by Pride Global Labs.  Signature Sponsors include Five Husbands Vodka, Madam Pattirini, Dragun Beauty, Sharpe Suiting, Vresh, Selffee,  Kingdom Clothing, Lowell Herb Co and Andrew Christian,   Media Partners include Playboy, LA Confidential Magazine, LA Weekly, Out Magazine & The Advocate Magazine, Subvrt Magazine, Getty Images, The Blunt Post, The Tenth MagazineLos Angeles Blade and The Fight Magazine. QueerX is proud to have GLAAD as its Community Partner.

QueerX is the intersection of music, film and industry. Inclusive of all identities, the festival pushes boundaries the same way our community does by fostering connection and empowering queer voices.  Originally founded as Out Web Fest in 2016, QueerX is a one-of-a-kind festival created by and for the global queer community. 

Revry is the first queer global streaming network, available in over 50 million homes in over 100 countries, with a uniquely curated selection of LGBTQ+ film, series, and originals along with the world’s largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, albums and music videos. Revry is available worldwide. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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