Facebook and Instagram will now be a presenting sponsor of ClexaCon 2022, the largest event highlighting LGBTQ representation for women, trans and non-binary people in the entertainment industry.
After successful conventions in Las Vegas and London, ClexaCon’s sixth in-person convention will be held for the first time in California on August 26-28. The celebrity-lined annual event brings together audiences and professionals from around the world.
ClexaCon 2022 will facilitate discourse on how the future of entertainment can ensure diversity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ women, trans and gender nonconforming people.
The event will also feature a full roster of network television stars cast in LGBTQ+ roles including Javicia Leslie and Meagan Tandy (Batwoman), Caity Lotz (Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow), Jes Macallan (Legends of Tomorrow), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin, Batwoman, Agent Carter), Katrina Law (Arrow, Spartacus), Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis (First Kill), Janina Gavankar (True Blood, The Morning Show), Camryn Grimes (The Young & The Restless), Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing, Arrow).
Filmmakers, TV writers, authors, artists, podcasters and other entertainment industry professionals will host panels and workshops for established and up-and-coming creatives to help develop the pipeline of LGBTQ+ professionals in the entertainment industry.
ClexaCon speakers will address key questions including how to ensure diversity and inclusion in the growing Metaverse. Another important discussion will be how to increase diversity on TV when many LGBTQ+ female-led shows have recently been canceled, including Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and Gentleman Jack.
Other event highlights include an LGBTQ+ day at Disneyland, film screenings, a burlesque performance, networking events, parties, and a vendor floor featuring artists and businesses.
The event brings together a host of community partners that support underrepresented communities, including Women in Media, JQ International, Women on a Roll, Las Vegas Pride, Nevada Women’s Film Festival, The Queer 26, Open Dyke Night, Fan Girl Cafe, and Queer Field Day.