LGBTQ+ News, Politics and Pop Culture on CULTURE Q May 6th
On May 6th, the global LGBTQ TV network, Revry, will premiere its first original weekly news program CULTURE Q, an innovative entertainment, pop culture, lifestyle, and politics news series. Emphasizing the queer milieu, CULTURE Q stands to be the leading, weekly forum for boundary-pushing LGBTQ discussions and commentary.
Hosted by digital news influencer pioneers, Shira Lazar and Andy Lalwani of the highly successful WHAT’S TRENDING (36 million monthly impressions), CULTURE Q features an ever-changing cavalcade of celebrated and thought-leading guests who help capture that X-factor which defines queer culture. The weekly series will premiere Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST, and continue every Thursday eve at the same time on the Revry News channel or On-Demand on Revry.
“CULTURE Q represents an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ culture and highlight the stories that matter to our community,” says Damian Pelliccione, CEO of Revry. “Revry is committed to the inspiring exploration of authentic LGBTQ stories.”
The first guest will be HBO Max’s LEGENDARY MC and phenom, Dashaun Wesley – an iconic figure in the ballroom world, and most well-known by his appearance in America’s Best Dance Crew on the Vogue Evolution team, including acting on FX’s Pose, Magic Mike XXL and BET’s Hit the Floor.
“I’m personally excited to be a part of a show that represents a huge community that deserves exposure,” says co-host Andy Lalwani. “A lot of LGBTQ media gets swept under the rug. It’s important to highlight the intersectional voices among queer communities that can be marginalized and sometimes forgotten about. For myself, I’m proud to represent people of color in the media. I want people to see a face they can trust and feel comfortable with, and authentically represents who they are, as well.”
“Having created and hosted WHAT’S TRENDING for the past decade, it is an honor to be able to partner with Revry to bring our news expertise to the LGBTQ community,” shares co-host Shira Lazar. “It’s more important than ever before to report LGBTQ stories consistently to audiences as we continue the fight for rights and equality across the country.”
This weekly news show features top entertainment talent, current LGBTQ politicians, and tastemakers leading queer culture. CULTURE Q can be found only on Revry, featuring hundreds of hours of original and licensed LGBTQ movies, shows, music, and news.
Watch Queer TV 24/7 with the first LGBTQ digital cable TV network. Revry offers free live TV channels and on-demand viewing of its global library featuring LGBTQ movies, shows, music, podcasts, news, and exclusive originals all in one place! Revry is currently available globally in over 280+ million households and devices and on seven OTT, mobile, and desktop platforms.
Revry can also be viewed on nine live and on-demand channels and Connected TVs including The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox, Distro TV, Plex, Galaxy TV, Local Now, VIZIO, Zapping TV, STIRR, TiVo, and as the first LGBTQ+ virtual reality channel on RAD (available on PlayStation devices).
The company–an inaugural member of the Goldman Sachs Black and LatinX Cohort–is headquartered in Los Angeles and led by a diverse founding team who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and LGBTQ advocacy. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @revrytv, Revry.tv
ABOUT WHAT’S TRENDING
Founded by digital influencer pioneer, Shira Lazar, What’s Trending is an Emmy-Nominated media company and online destination curating and producing original programming, real-time social, and live content around the hottest digital trends and topics every day. With over 3 million cross-platform followers and over 285 million YouTube views to date, What’s Trending has collaborated with some of the biggest brands and talent in entertainment and pop culture. Inclusive of its distribution partners, from Reach TV to GSTV and more, What’s Trending currently reaches over 100 million impressions per month. What’s Trending is currently one of the longest and fastest-growing video publishers.