Grammy Award winning and Academy Award nominated Writer/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Clif Magness' career includes more than 2 decades worth of hits.
Clif was instrumental in developing perhaps the biggest breakout artist of 2003, Avril Lavigne. Among the first writer/producers to work with Avril, Clif established a writing and production style that became the benchmark for the album.
Clif co-wrote and produced the fourth, much edgier Avril Lavigne single, "Losing Grip," as well as 5 other tracks from her multi-platinum debut, "Let Go." "Losing Grip" revealed a harder sound and was Avril’s personal favorite track. Her performance of the song at the Juno Awards was said to be one of the show’s highlights.
Following Avril’s success, Clif continued to break new ground writing and producing a new group of young superstars including Jessica Simpson, O-Town and Rachel Loy’s (of Mass Ave) heartfelt single entitled "The Same Man (For Matthew).”
Kelly Clarkson’s #1 debut album "Thankful" features two productions by Clif. He also co-wrote and produced "Hear Me" and "I Hate Myself for Losing You" from Kelly’s eight-time Platinum second album, "Breakaway.”
At the same time, Clif co-wrote with Lisa Marie Presley her first single, "Lights Out," as well as 5 other songs on her debut album, "To Whom It May Concern."
Clif produced 5 songs for Clay Aiken’s multi-platinum debut album, "The Measure of a Man," including the #1 smash hit, "Solitare.”
Clif's string of hit singles and records began in the 1980’s with his #1 hit with Jack Wagner, "All I Need,” and a top five hit with Wilson Phillips entitled “Impulsive.”
In 1990, Clif took home a Grammy for the song "The Places You Find Love" from Quincy Jones' critically acclaimed album "Back on the Block." Just three years later, in 1993, Clif was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song "The Day I Fall in Love" from the film "Beethoven's 2nd".
Throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, Clif has continued to work with outstanding artists including Celine Dion, Hanson, Steve Perry, Wild Orchid, Judith Owen, Amy Grant, Jude, Joe Bonamassa and The Urge.
Recently, Clif has worked with Katy Rose, Marie Digby, Avid, Andreya Triana, Chloe Leighton, Tori Vasquez, Cindy Alma, Alissa Beyer, Lisa Donnelly, & Days Difference, Say Chance, Ill Scarlett, Ivy Lies, Cristina Grimmie, Andrea Rosario, Renee Cassar, Caroline Sunshine, Cider Sky and Sara Skinner.
You can hear Clif’s Hanky Panky spot featuring Alissa Beyer on the American Idol tour.
Merryn Johns is the Editor in Chief of America’s best-selling lesbian magazine, Curve. She was previously Editor in Chief of LOTL, Australia’s lesbian magazine, and LOTL International, the first digital magazine for lesbians worldwide. She was also the founding Editor in Chief of BOUND, the international lifestyle magazine for lesbians. A life-long music fan, Ms. Johns was a judge on Australia’s live music contest, Lesbian Idol. She can’t get through her day without music, live or otherwise.
David Sinclair toured with Sarah McLachlan from 1993-2003 as her guitarist on the Lillith Fair, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing tours. Prior to working with McLachlan, he toured with k.d. lang on her Ingenue tour.
As well as becoming a top-call studio player, doing a myriad of jingles, TV shows, films and records, his bands Straight Lines and Body Electric toured with Corey Hart, Joan Armatrading, Loverboy, and Parachute Club.
As a studio guitarist, he has also worked with Michael Bublé, Daniel Powter, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Amy Sky, Rita MacNeil, Paul Janz, Valdy, Susan Jacks, Terry Jacks, Barry Greenfield, Prism, Irish Rovers, Matthew Lien, and Gary Fjellgaard. He has played on and composed music for many TV series and films, appeared on numerous occasions with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a variety of musical theatre productions.
David has produced CDs for a number of artists, including Gary Fjellgaard, Shutterfly and BC folk/pop artist Kent Fiddy.
Tracy E. Gilchrist
Tracy E. Gilchrist, a self-confessed cinephile with a degree in film theory from Mount Holyoke College, has acted as SheWired's Editor in Chief since its 2008 inception. Formerly, she worked as Senior Editor for Here Media's pioneering Lesbiannation.com. New to Los Angeles in 2006, she landed a job reporting for the now, Pulitzer-nominated, The National Enquirer, but soon moved on after realizing she wanted her life to be about more than sitting outside Kirstie Alley's house on the weekends to see if she gained weight again. Prior to moving to LA from Connecticut Tracy honed her interviewing style covering celebrities and community pioneers as a frequent contributor to Curve and regional LGBT publications including Boston's In Newsweekly and New England's Metroline magazine. She has also contributed entertainment pieces to The Advocate, Advocate.com, Los Angeles magazine and In Los Angeles.
Jack E. Jett
Credited as the first openly gay talk show host in America, Jack E. Jett is an iconic entertainer whose accomplishments include Talent Agency Representative for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), international contract model for Tokyo, Japan’s Cinq Deux Un; press agent for the Go-Go’s and Belinda Carlisle and creator and star of such zany celebrity-driven comedy/interview/variety shows as The Jack E. Jett Show, On Q Live and The Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jett moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 and launched his show business career. He has worked as a U.S. Representative for Australia’s Prime Television network, as coordinator of CBS Television City’s comedy casting department and as a program developer for public access cable television. The Jack E. Jett Show, which premiered in Jett’s hometown of Dallas, became a cable access cult favorite in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Austin, Texas.
The Jack E. Jett Show later became one of the first programs on Canada’s Q Television Network, the first American television network catering to the LGBT Community.
The Queer Edge, which was an instant hit and became one of the network’s top programs, featured Jett’s quick wit and hilarious banter with weekly co-hosts including Charo, Kim Coles, Butch Patrick of The Munsters, Randy Jones of The Village People and comedian/singer/actor/writer Sandra Bernhard.
Jett currently resides in Dallas where he continues to work in radio, television and film.
Elizabeth is the vocalist and guitar player of the alternative rock band, BETTY.
BETTY has appeared as regular guests on the television show The L Word, for which they provided the theme song.
The group starred in its own off-Broadway show BETTY RULES directed by Rent's Michael Greif. The musical ran for 9 months at the Zipper Theatre. The show has since been performed in Chicago at the Lakeside Theatre and sold-out three runs at Theater J in Washington, DC
Elizabeth, Composed the music for The L-Word (2005-2009) plus the main theme (2005-2007), produced 12 episodes of The L-Word 2007-2009, was a writer for The L-Word (2005-2009), was a writer for Thompkins Square TV Series (1996), wrote the sound track for the move: The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love.
She also acted in the following movies: Love Bites, The L-Word, The Out-Of-Towners, It’s Pat, Life with Mikey, Out in the City, Out on the Edge, and Encyclopedia.
Charlotte Robinson, Emmy Award Winning, Producer/Director created OUTTAKE MEDIA™ as a news alternative. Charlotte began her career in Boston at WGBH-TV and then joined the staff of WCVB-TV, where she served for four years. She acquired a position with ABC- NY and then accepted a staff position with CBS Inc. During her five years at CBS, her credits included CBS News with Dan Rather as well as post-production director for network news and daytime promos.
Charlotte then joined CBS Sports, where she earned the Emmy Award for her accomplishments on NFL-Today. While at CBS Sports she became an established music producer for NFL-Today and the U.S. Open. Since leaving CBS Inc., her corporate clients include: ABC News, Time Warner, Dupont, Sony, Condé Nast Publications as well as numerous music videos for MTV.
Charlotte has served as a Blue Ribbon Panelist for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences News and Documentary and Daytime Emmy Awards. Her professional contribution to the process in choosing the best in News and Documentaries has been in Background News Analysis and best in Daytime in the Outstanding Talk Show category.
In addition, Charlotte also acted as a Strategic Partner for the DNC, HRC, NARAL and Greenpeace. Her expertise has assisted these organizations in raising millions of dollars for lobbying in Washington D. C. Currently, Charlotte
hosts the syndicated audio interview series OUTTAKE VOICES™ that is available on Google News, iTunes, Podbean and Mediafly, addressing LGBT Civil Rights issues. She produced and directed the acclaimed short OUTTAKE™ that is being developed into a feature film. She is also a contributor for the Huffington Post and Gay.com.
Sales manager of Goldenrod Music, started in 1975 as a women's music distribution company, selling cds by artists like Holly Near, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Cris Williamson, Linda Tillery, Margie Adam and many many more. In addition to retail representation for Sweet Honey in the Rock, Goldenrod Music also sells at festivals and events and is looking forward to new projects in the years to come.
JD Doyle is the producer of the monthly radio show Queer Music Heritage, heard as a part of Queer Voices on Houston's KPFT-FM. QMH takes a music history/entertainment documentary approach to the sharing and preserving of our culture's music, and is supported by a huge website, where all past shows are archived for streaming, along with hundreds of pages of artist photos, album covers and miscellaneous. JD is a self-confessed fanatic collector of gay & lesbian music and likely has the largest private collection in the world. From 2001 through 2010, he was also co-producer of Audiofile, the monthly radio review of CDs of interest to the GLBT communities, which aired on This Way Out on over 200 stations around the world. And in January of 2010 he founded the show OutRadio, as an outlet to give exposure to mostly new GLBT recordings.
Under the leadership of President, Co-Owner, Chief Creative Officer Donna Britton, Shadow Mountain has become a dynamic and fast growing publishing and placement company. Recent film/TV/Web credits include Access Hollywood, "Unstoppable" in the Sony Pictures movie "Beverly Hills Ninja 2" by White Line Allstars, whose credits include a double platinum record for their work on the Twilight movie soundtrack. Shadow Mountain multiple placements in the series 'Venice' (voted 2009 Best Web Soap by TV Guide). Shadow Mountain's co-venture with Pravda Records facilitated the licensing of 9 songs by composer Bryan Steele for MTV and VH1 reality TV shows airing in 2011-12. Other recent Shadow Mountain placements: 12 songs on the 'Rock Band' video game. In March 2009, G4TV rated shadow Mountain's first Rock Band' release, "If Trucks Drank Beer," by Error 404 featuring CJ Watson, as one of the top 5 video games to download. Shadow Mountain's cutting-edge 'Team Green' is a collective of "green" songwriters from all over the world who create their art and live their lives by the green rule-of-thumb. Team Green credits include: "Talk about Saving the World," which was recently featured on World News and "Everyone of Us" and "We Are Heroes," featured on the Canadian TV show 'Green Heroes.' Donna has been in the music industry for over 30 years as a singer/songwriter and also a touring artist sharing the stage with artists Billy Idol, Martha Reeves & the Vandelles, The Bangles and Al Jarreau.
Linda Wilson is the current President of the Board of Directors of Women in the Arts, which produces the annual National Women’s Music Festival, and since 1987 has served as producer/programmer/host of the WomanSong radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM in Kansas City.
Wilson produced and co-hosted the LGBT radio show The Tenth Voice for 14 years and currently serves as the show’s engineer. She also is a producer at Willow Productions, a Kansas City based, women-operated production company committed to empowering women by creating, producing and sustaining women-centered culture.
A talented and versatile veteran of women’s music festivals all across the United States, Wilson has worked as stage and production manager and on lighting and sound crews at the National Women’s Music Festival in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin; Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival; CampFest in Pennsylvania; Iowa Women’s Music Festival; Rhythm Festival in Georgia and South Carolina; Gaia Goddess Gathering Festival in Kansas; Southern Women’s Music and Comedy Festival in Georgia; West Coast Women’s Music and Comedy Festival in California; Women’s International Music Festival in Akron, Ohio; AutumnFest in Dekalb, Illinois; Living Out Loud Festival in Louisville, Kentucky; and Friends Women’s Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Bill Buckingham has 32 years experience as an engineer/producer/arranger and extensive experience recording and mixing music, sound effects and dialogue for film and video.
Bill wrote the main feature duet in the film “Harmony Cats” performed by Jim Byrnes and Lisa Brokop, as well as co-writing the single “Take You By the Heart” with The Cruzeros, which reached the top 20 on the national charts.
BCCMA Producer of the Year 1994/95/97
BCCMA Recording Engineer of the Year 1990/91/92/93/94/95/9
CARAS Recording Engineer of the Year 1991
Nominated for CCMA Producer of the Year 1995-98
Nominated for BCCMA Producer and Recording Engineer of the Year 1989-98
Nominated for CARAS Recording Engineer of the Year 1988/89/91, as well as Producer of the Year 1989/91
Nominated for BCCMA Studio of the Year 2007/8
Nominated for BCCMA Producer of the Year 2007/8/9/10/11
Music has long been an important part of Howard's life. It was always around, from his mother's listening to Frank Sinatra and Julie London, to his sister's love of Motown and Blood, Sweat & Tears, to his own preoccupation as a teenager purchasing the music of Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter. In college he worked for a time at the campus radio station, which helped to broaden the spectrum of music in his collection. And catching live concerts by Leon Redbone, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Howard Jones, Billy Bragg, The Cure, and the Communards kept feeding the habit.
Part of his time in New York City was spent working for several multimedia companies, on projects as varied as live stage productions, videos, and theatrical sound design. After writing for a few niche magazines, Howard returned to his love of music with his blog 'Soundtrack to my Day', where he writes about the music he loves, from both today and yesterday. It also features some of the great LGBT music he can find. The blog claimed the 2010 Bloggie Award for Best Weblog About Music. And Howard is thrilled to be helping out with the RightOutTV Awards
Craig wears more hats in the music business than director Ron Howard wears to cover his bald pate. They are, in no particular order: Producer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Singer, Keyboardist, Film Composer, Educator, Arranger, Guitarist, Programmer, Mixer/ReMixer, Video Director, and Sound Designer. Craig has had the honour of working for or with artists such as Bryan Adams, Micheal Jackson, Tom Jones, David Foster, Aaron Pritchett, John Mayer, Amanda Stott, Lisa Brokop, Rita McNeil, and Sarah McLaughlin. Craig, with his band AGENT, was the first Canadian act signed to Virgin Records. Craig's music has appeared in many feature films including "Cold Front" (Martin Sheen), "Deluxe Combo Platter" (Dave Thomas, Jennifer Tilly), "Ill Fated," "The Falling," and Television shows such as CSI (Lots of networks), "The Young and the Restless," "Beautiful People"(ABC Network), "Dawson's Creek" (WB Network), "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS Network), "Party of Five", "Strong Medicine" (HBO), "Spirit of the Game" (CBC Network), "Youth Achievement Awards" (YTV Network) "West Coast Music Awards" (CBC Network), "Sea Hunt" and "The Surreal Gourmet". Craig has worked in major studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York. Craig owns a nice recording studio where nice people come and have a nice time making music with him.
Tom Edmondson is the former executive producer of "The Tenth Voice" a LGBT radio show that has been on the airwaves of Kansas Cities 90.1FM KKFI for 24 years. The Tenth Voice is a show of various LGBT topics, guests and issues in the community. Tom aired a special show every month and interviewed lesbian, gay and transgender music artists and gave them a voice and put their music into the ears of the 90.1FM audience because the other radio stations up and down the dial wouldn't air these amazing artists because they are LGBT. A few years ago it was hard to locate totally out artists but the doors opened and Tom would research LGBT music artist websites for hours and make his choices for his show. The interviews not only revealed the talent of these artists but their amazing coming out and life stories. Tom is a musicholic and can't get enough of it and his MP3 player is packed with various genres and getting more added every day. Tom has been asked to do a totally LGBT music radio show at 90.1FM to continue this service to the community so stay tuned! 90.1FM KKFI is an eclectic community radio station with three hours of LGBT programming every Saturday in Kansas City and Tom is a member of board of directors.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Edie Stull left the City of Brotherly love to follow sisterly love to Central Florida. She has spent many years writing about aerospace to pay the bills and freelance writing, editing and photography to fulfill her creative passions. She has been a newspaper and magazine editor and currently writes on LGBT issues, events and people for a number of publications and web sites. She also produces an LGBT site on Examiner.com.
Producer, Director and Live Event Manager Terry Costa has produced, directed and presented hundreds of events including music, theatre, dance, and multi-disciplinary works across Canada and abroad. From independent "whole in the wall" performance spaces to large state-of-the-art theatres and concert halls including Living Arts Centre’s Hammerson Hall, Vogue Theatre, River Rock Casino Show Theatre, and beyond, Costa's work has made a mark in many corners of the world. Multidisciplinary spectacle shows created include An Evening of Fado (2005); Latin Vox (2007); and, Circus Musicale (2009); also, he created the very successful live event, turned television show, Gay Top Model that premiered in early 2008 and spearheaded a series of spectacles based on competitions in Vancouver's gay community including Go Go Boy Star, Mr Gay Canada, Mr. Gay World and Hot Gay DJ.
Costa worked as a freelance producer and correspondent for Rogers/RTPi and the show Canada Contacto from 2005-2010; he was the consultant and story-developer for Mosaico TV (2006-2007) and was on the Western Canada team for Canadian Idol (CTV/Insight) from 2003 to 2008. Other work includes television specials Anne Murray Duets, Gemini Awards and Ontario Live.
Rob Haynes was the Vice President, Arts & Antiques, North America for dmg world media.
Rob started as a performer on Stage and Television which lead to producing special events and spectaculars for the Olympics; World Expo - Yokohama, Japan; Consumer Shows in London, England and World Meet involving over 76 countries. He founded one of the first talent and theatrical agencies in Western Canada which has given him a reputation for firm but fair amicable negotiations.
Presently he serves as Chair, Vancouver Civic Theatres Board, and President of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. His has also been the Chair, Grants Board, Palm Beach Cultural Council; Executive, Palm Beach Cultural Council; Vice Chair, Professional Show Managers Association (NYC) and Vice Chair, West, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Len Rogers has been a political/social activist since he was fifteen years old. Art was always a huge part of Lens life. His mother was an avid music fan. His eldest sister an accomplished painter. Another sister accomplished in sewing and crochet. It was always music first, then maybe television in his childhood home.
A bit of a career chameleon, Lens work as a make-up artist involved him in several film projects and even more opportunity in the world of glamour. This bringing him to his own show in the French Quarter at Heartbreak Café, three nights a week, for a little over two years. Following was a another two plus years as Entertainment Director at a Central Florida club, The Connection.
The stage led Len to a bigger stage, the Internet. Where Len founded a marketing/social activism experiment called StoneWall Society in 1999. Going on thirteen years later Len and the StoneWall Society have brought about Rainbow World Radio, Pride In The Arts Awards/Festivals, GLBT Hall Of Fame, and since 2001 OutVoice GLBT Charts. StoneWall Society today maintains the largest internet directory of GLBT Artists.
Charlotte Mauricio has played many roles in her 20+ year career in the music industry. Her path started as a musician/singer/songwriter growing up in Richmond, BC. She went on to graduate from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology. Her passion for music merely grew from there, with more interest developing on the business end. She got her first break getting hired at BMG Music working in branch administration. From there she joined A&M/Island/Motown and Polygram Records as a Sales/Customer Service Representative. After her years there, she moved on and is still currently with Warner Music Canada in Promotions & Marketing. With her experience, she has been lucky enough to work with some international superstars such as Michael Buble, Metallica, Jason Mraz, Green Day, Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few. The industry has definitely changed in the last decade, but the talent is still out there ready to be discovered.
During his thirty years as a pop music vocal coach, Jan Cooper has worked with both Grammy and Juno award winners. Cooper has spent more than two decades promoting artists at the Midem Music Trade Show in Cannes, France and five years promoting artists at the Popkomm Music Trade show in Berlin. He also has served as a judge for children’s music festivals around the world.
Cooper sang with his own band, called Popular Demand, for 18 years and taught theatre for 9 years in Canada’s public school system. He is a businesswman and entrepreneur, having recently launched his own publishing company, Jan Cooper Publishing, along with his own record label, Pump Records. Jan Cooper has offered two free singing lessons via skype to the winner of the Pop/Rock/Adult Contemporary SONG Category.
Carol Fischer has been the producer of bloomingOUT, a weekly radio/podcast queer radio show from the WFHB radio station in Bloomington Indiana for eight years. bloomingOUT airs from Bloomington, Indiana every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm EST on WFHB Community Radio but you can hear it anytime via our podcast, heard around the world and available via live-streaming, podcast or download anytime. For one hour each week bloomingOUT gives you the latest updates in local, national and international news, a calendar of local and statewide events, interviews with community leaders, politicians, academics, students, celebrities,entertainers from around the world and just everyday folks as well. Listen to our featured artist of the week - queer artists from all over the country share their best and latest songs with you the listener. You never know who might just stop by our studio with some exciting news to share and we play great music from queer performers from around the world!
Linda Andersson is an award-winning screenwriter with several projects in development including a feature film based on her characters from her Sci-Fi/Crime TV pilot, "The Seer" and "InSight" webseries. She also recently co-authored her first novel, "InSight of The Seer" (Bella Books, April 2011), which is the first in a series based on the same characters.
In addition to these projects, Linda has directed many short films including the comedies, “When The Time’s Right” and “The 6 Month Rule”, which have screened in film festivals around the world.
Former Host and Producer of the internet radio show Pride Showcase (showcasing music from the GLBT music community) (2005 - 2012). Presently editor of the Pride Showcase blog.
Rona Goodman is the CEO of Goodman Media Inc. and has an extensive background in the entertainment industry as a marketing and advertising executive, publicist, event manager, record company executive (BMG & MCA Records) professional songwriter and musician. Rona has worked with entertainers in many genres of music, performing arts, comedy and stage. Some of the artists include: Tony Bennett, Tim McGraw, Heart, Martina McBride, Smokey Robinson, Pat Benatar, Chicago, Liza Minnelli, INXS, Joan Rivers, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire, John Fogerty, Harlem Globetrotters and more.
Trigger is the principal of Girlgig Productions and a well respected music promoter based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a strong supporter of Independent artists, has over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry working with artists in the Folk/Alternative/Acoustic/Rock/Roots/Singer Songwriter genres and top comedians. Entertainers include: Melissa Ferrick, Toshi Reagon, Mia Dyson, Margaret Cho, Doria Roberts, Lyndell Montgomery, Elvira Kurt, The Wailin’ Jennys, Carol Pope, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Judy Carter, Mimi Gonzalez, Lea DeLaria and more.
Where do you turn if you are an independent GLBT Spiritual musician who wants to promote his/her music through radio? The answer is Unashamed Faith Cafe!
The host and creative founder of Unashamed Faith Cafe (UFC) is Arizzona. Her vision for UFC is to establish a viable promotional tool for GLBT Spiritual artists that allows them to broaden their outreach, and that through UFC, a universal message of acceptance, understanding, and respect is heard.
Unashamed Faith Cafe has been featured on GayGuitaristWorldwide.com, received a nomination for the 2010 "Mojo Award" from Pride in the Arts (StoneWallSociety.com), and the 2009 "Best Radio Show" nomination by Q's in the Biz.
A special feature for the independent artist on UFC is the concert and events playlist calendar. To encourage participation, UFC offers song play and rotation, concert and event promotion, and interviews. The more information you share with UFC, the more UFC shares about you!
Of course, as a Spiritually based program, Unashamed Faith Cafe's intention is to inspire others, and to give artists the opportunity to share their inspiration. To contact Unashamed Faith Cafe (UFC) visit: unashamedfaithcafe.com
Pat Hogan is the producer, schemer and dreamer of Sounds & Furies' events for women and the LGBT community.
Since 1990, Pat has worked with artists such as Ferron, Heather Bishop, Cris Williamson, Ellen McIlwaine and many other known and lesser known performers, including young and upcoming artists. Her Sounds and Furies comedy shows have highlighted the very funny talents of Elvira Kurt, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer and more.
Serving on Team Vancouver's Board for 7 years, she was their delegate to the Federation of Gay Games, plus a 4-year term on Vancouver Pride Board in the early 1990's. Most recently Pat has been a Board member with the 2011 North America Outgames in Vancouver. Pat has been a competitor in Dancesport at the Gay Games in Amsterdam and Sydney, Australia as well as the Outgames in Montreal. In Vancouver, she coordinates dance classes for the LGBT community, taught by professional dance instructors. Pat also initiated and co-organized Vancouver's first Same-Sex Dance Competition in 2007 and created a similar event for the Vancouver 2011 Outgames. Pat is on Vancouver and Canada's 1st and only lesbian Dragonboat Team, Sisters in Sync.
Ellie O’Day has worked in music, performing arts and cultural industries for more than thirty years. She was one of North America's first female DJs in the 70s, a columnist for the Georgia Straight in the 80s, and Executive Director of Pacific Music Industry Assn in the 90s. Today, her O’Day Productions provides publicity and consulting to the arts community, primarily in theatre, music and festivals. Her clients include the Vancouver International Film Festival, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, the Vancouver International Children's Festival, The Cultch, Boca del Lupo Theatre, Rumble Productions and Vancouver Pro Musica. Ellie is a resident and Trustee of PAL Vancouver – Performing Arts Lodge.