In The Life To Honor Emmy Award-Winning Actress Patricia Clarkson And NAACP Chairman Julian Bond

 Media is dynamic, ever changing and evolving. In contrast, the fight to for LGBT civil rights has remained constant, making modest advancements, culturally, and far fewer on a policy level. 

In The Life Media, producer of IN THE LIFE, the only American broadcast series documenting the lives and issues shaping the gay experience for the past 17 years, unveils its plans to become the media production organization for the LGBT movement during its Season Premiere Gala, Thursday, October 15 at The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA).

“Has the LGBT community made progress since Stonewall? Yes,” Michelle Kristel, ITLM Executive Director, said. “But, if we are to realize true equality, we must harness the power of video to inform and inspire..”

NAACP Chairman, Julian Bond, and Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson, both, outspoken advocates for LGBT equality, will be honored with the Pioneer and Producing Change Awards, respectively. 

The gala will open to the public at 7 p.m. The program will begin at 7:45 p.m., with a private “End-Credits” reception beginning at 9 p.m. For tickets and information, go to: www.inthelifetv.org/gala2009 or call (212) 255-6012 x305.


About In The Life Media
In The Life Media provides information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, documents the ongoing LGBT civil rights movement, and produces diverse images of the LGBT community to create better understanding and acceptance.

About IN THE LIFE
Produced by In The Life Media, IN THE LIFE is the longest running television show documenting the gay experience. IN THE LIFE is a three-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, and the recipient of the Courage Award from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. In 2009, IN THE LIFE received a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine.”