Equality Productions produces online theater and is expected to raise nearly $2000 in 2020 for charitable organizations in the US and Canada. Its mission is to produce theater that focuses on the voices of women, people of color, and the LBGTQIA+ communities and to raise money for charitable organizations. Visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Equality-Productions-in-Cincinnati-OH-105457637814367
The Golden Girls project was created to raise funds for Ohio-based LGBTQIA+ organizations. The first of the two episodes, “Love is Love,” was originally titled “Sisters of the Bride” and premiered in 1991. It is rated as one of the 10 ten best episodes by Golden Girls’ fans. Blanche’s brother, Clayton, brings his fiancee, Doug, to meet his sister. And Blanche is having none of it. Meanwhile, Rose readies herself to win the Volunteer of the Year award. The director rewrote the episode’s ending to reflect a more hopeful conclusion to the story.
- Blanche – Sharon Shaffer
- Clayton – Matthew J. Wilks
- Dorothy – Cathy Roesener
- Doug – Kyle Overstake
- Guest – Kim Welter
- Irving – Gio Santiago
- Rose – Julie Jordan
- Sophia – Chessie Vigran
Directed by Richard Zenk
To see the episode, donate $10 (or “donate what you can”) to one or more of these organizations, which were selected by the cast.
Equality Ohio – https://equalityohio.org/ – For 15 years, Equality Ohio has been working to change hearts, minds, and laws so that LGBTQ+ people can thrive in Ohio. The organization advocates for a statewide LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination law as well as laws that protect Ohioans from discrimination at the local level. After you donate, you will be provided the YouTube link. Donate @ https://secure.everyaction.com/d3R_OklBIE-nlXPKJIH0dQ2
Kaleidoscope Center – https://www.kycohio.org/ – The organization provides a safer place, programming, and leadership opportunities so that queer youth can be free to explore who they are and empowered to become their confident, truest self. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to email@example.com and include “GG donation: Kaleidoscope” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household.
LGBT Community Center of Cleveland – https://lgbtcleveland.org/ – The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education, and celebration. Donate @ https://bit.ly/3m5VEXA Email the receipt to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household.
META Center Inc. – https://metacenterinc.org/ -The organization creates regular programming for transgender and gender non-conforming youth ages 7-19. Through providing affirmation to one of society’s most vulnerable, META Center Inc. works to create social change and foster acceptance. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email the Paypal receipt or screenshot to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household
Outreels Cincinnati – https://www.facebook.com/outreelscincinnati/ – OutReels Cincinnati is a creative outlet for the Ohio and Tri-state area where LGBT issues are expressed and discussed through the art of film. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to email@example.com and include “GG donation: OutReels” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household.