In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with producer JD DiSalvatore about the first annual "Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Wedding Expo" which will be held November 10th from 11A to 6P at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club. More than just an expo this event is a celebration of the US Supreme Court Proposition 8 and DOMA rulings that granted marriage rights for legally married gay and lesbian couples. Marriage equality is expected to create a financial boom for the wedding industry in California. A study conducted by The Williams Institute, UCLA estimated that LGBT weddings would generate $290 billion of new spending in California. We talked to JD about her idea for producing the "Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Wedding Expo" in association with Frontiers Media and her spin on our LGBT issues.
When asked about how the “Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Wedding Expo” transpired DiSalvatore stated, “We decided that considering how much work we put into obtaining our marriage rights here in California we thought it would be absolutely the thing to do to produce this giant wedding expo. So it’s the opportunity for all the couples who are now ready to get married to come down and check out about fifty vendors that all service weddings; everything from cakes to fashion, to invitations, to dance lessons, to venue and reception locations, to wedding planners sharing tips how to plan your wedding and everything wedding. So hopefully if anyone is overwhelmed with the thought of planning their wedding or they’re really enjoying planning their wedding they can come down and learn a little something and get some tips and get some expo-only discounts and help people plan their wedding.”
JD Disalvatore’s tremendous contribution to both LGBT Cinema and culture makes her the perfect candidate to produce this event. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her involvement as an activist for our LGBT community and as an accomplished award-winning filmmaker. Her film credits include “Eating Out 2”, “A Marine Story”, “Gay Propaganda”, “Elena Undone” and “Shelter” for which she won the GLAAD Media Award for best feature film in limited release in 2009. Tickets for the "Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Wedding Expo" are $25 for VIP, which includes a complimentary gift bag and a bar hosted by Premiere Events or general admission at $10.
For More Info & Tix: frontiersla.com/weddingexpo