Academy award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter takes us on a journey through time to explore the more obscure political actions that have changed the course of LGBTQIA+ history. Before that fateful day at Stonewall in 1969, there were nearly 50 years worth of queer political actions that took place but today, they are still overlooked when regarding modern history and civil rights movements.
John Branch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Houston, Texas. A North Carolina native, he was the editorial cartoonist for the San Antonio Express-News from 1981 until 2015.
Currently drawing for the Rivard Report, John’s work is distributed nationally by King Features/North America Syndicate and has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Newsweek and many other publications. He is a member and former officer of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and hosted the 2008 AAEC annual convention.
John graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1976. He worked at The Daily Tar Heel and Chapel Hill Newspaper before moving to Texas.
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch. The road trip/film pairs Thompson with Finch’s fellow Briton and illustrator Ralph Steadman. The party travel to Hollywood via Death Valley and Barstow from Las Vegas, scene of the pair’s 1971 collaboration. It contains interviews with Thompson and Steadman, as well as some short excerpts from some of his work.
Civics for the Culture is an animated short produced by The SpringHill Company in collaboration with Fair Fight Action, the voting rights nonprofit founded by Stacey Abrams and founding partner with More Than A Vote.
Join the fight to Protect Our Power: http://more.vote/protectourpower Black and Brown voters changed the game in 2020, so lawmakers are trying to change the rules in 2021. Over 250 bills have been introduced to restrict our voting rights across 43 states. This NBA All-Star weekend in Atlanta, we’re raising our voices against voter suppression in Georgia, and across the country. Join us at http://more.vote/protectourpower