We've all complained at one time or another about the lack of representation of LGBT people of color on television, well that's all about to change.
Seanmichael Rodgers Chairman of Embrace Media Networks along with a talented team of dedicated artists are gearing up to launch 'Embrace Network', the first 24 hour network exclusively serving LGBTQQI communities of color.
"We are living in a generation of change, and the time is now for the people of color in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQQI) lifestyle to be provided with content that addresses and encompasses who we are, and shows the world the incredible and vast diversity within our community", says Rodgers.
EMBRACE TV is wholly owned and independently operated by EMBRACE Media Networks. Television markets and cable providers airing EMBRACE TV will be announced in August, 2010; and the channel will begin 24-hour broadcasting on October 10, 2010. Programming and cast information will be released throughout the spring and summer.
“Expect new faces, new formats, and new images that respectfully and responsibly display the lives of our community. Expect the unexpected;” says Rodgers.
The portrayal of people of color in the LGBTQQI community is incomplete. Yes, there are gay male hairdressers and choir directors. Yes, there are masculine lesbians and lipstick ones. But that’s only the beginning. The truth is we work and live in every walk of life. We are doctors, lawyers, pastors and politicians. We are married and committed, raise families, and yes, we entertain as well. So here’s your chance to embrace your community; embrace your future; embrace your image. Embrace...our place!