6/20/22 - Lindsay Capacio + LGBTQ+ Rights
Lindsay Capacio (she/her) was voted Most Likely to Be a DJ by Spring Harbor Middle School class of 2000. She is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor at Condé Nast Entertainment, working across all of their brands’ (Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair Pitchfork, etc.) digital productions, including editorial, branded, white label, podcasts, live stream events, social media, marketing, and consulting on international videos.
Her career began at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music industry. After graduating she moved to Los Angeles where she got her start in theatrical marketing. During her time at Seismic Productions she worked on such projects as Beauty and the Beast, Fences, The Shack, War Dogs, Nerve, and The Jungle Book. Her film and TV (Blood Brother, The Quad, In Contempt, Saints & Sinners, The Neighborhood) experience comes from her time at True Music, during which she also maintained independent theatrical marketing clients such as Create Advertising, The Refinery, Lost Films, Mentality Creative, and Soda Creative (Arizona, One Mississippi, Killing Gunther, A Wrinkle In Time).
In her downtime Lindsay enjoys being visibly queer in public, binging TV shows, reading poetry, baking, and making wish lists of camping gear, kitchen tools, and motorcycle parts. She is taller than she looks over Zoom.
The Issue: LGBTQ+ Rights
In honor of LGBTQ Pride month we're revisiting our focus on LGBTQ rights, which have recently been under fierce attack at the state level with the various 'Don't Say Gay' bills.
"Nationwide, GOP lawmakers have filed nearly 200 state bills this year that seek to erode protections for transgender and gay youth or restrict discussion of LGBTQ topics in public schools.
The explosion of legislation is in part the culmination of efforts by a trio of conservative organizations, which are helping state legislators write and promote the bills. One of the most active — the Alliance Defending Freedom — has a decades-long history of fighting LGBTQ rights, including in battles to preserve state laws criminalizing consensual sex between gay adults, court records show.
Today, at least 166 measures to restrict LGBTQ rights are still pending in state legislatures across the nation — nearly quadruple the number of similar bills introduced just three years ago, according to data from Freedom for All Americans, an LGBTQ advocacy group.
Members of the LGBTQ community say the unprecedented legislative efforts are aimed at dismantling the hard-earned and tenuous civil rights of a vulnerable population and are causing psychological damage to children who are already struggling" - The Washington Post
Make a donation to the ACLU or the Trevor Project.
Write to your elected representatives. For this, you have two options:
1. If you live in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Ohio, please consider doing some research and writing to your state representatives asking them to halt anti-LGBTQ legislation. The real activism work on this issue is happening at the state level so if you live in one of these states please write to your state level rep.
To read about what's going on in your state click here.
To find the contact info for your state representatives click here.
Here's an example of what you could write. Please edit the letter to include the specifics of the legislation being considered in your state:
Dear [Rep name]
I’m a constituent who lives in your district. I’m writing to ask you to support LGBTQ-affirming legislation, and to support the allocation of funding for the LGBTQ community. For example, trans and gender nonconforming people deserve safety and investment in their leadership, LGBTQ elders deserve protection from discrimination, and our students deserve sex education that is both medically accurate and inclusive.
I'm asking you to please stand against [harmful legislation] and to support equality for all.
Thank you for the work you do on behalf of our district.
[Your name, Your address]
2. If you don't live in one of the states listed above, you can write to your Senator to ask them to pass the Equality Act at the federal level.
Here's where you can find your Senator's email address.
Here's a sample letter that you can personalize to make your own:
Dear Senator [name],
I’m a constituent from [zip]. Thank you for the work you do to represent our state.
Our country cannot continue to tolerate discrimination – in employment, housing, public places, education or anywhere – on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Now more than ever, we need to pass the Equality Act and its consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections. By explicitly including sexual orientation and gender identity in our nation’s civil rights laws, LGBTQ people will finally be afforded the exact same protections as other covered characteristics under federal law.
If you're not already a supporter of this important legislation please considering putting your name on it and voting to pass it.
Thank you for listening.
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