Friday, November 18, 2022

Orion Releases 'Sleep' from 'Tragic Magic'

ORION, founder and leader of viral breakout band, The Orion Experience, announced today the release of his second single & video for “Sleep” from his forthcoming 2023 sophomore solo album, Tragic Magic, is out today on all digital platforms.
Sometimes, when your heart has been broken, the only thing that can ease the pain is a sad, aching ballad. “Sleep” is just such a song. “Let me sleep for a thousand years, wipe the memory from my brain til I can’t recall your name.” ORION sings in a baritone that evokes the heartbroken poets of the past; Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett, Ian Curtis. ORION tends to see songs as colors, “Sleep”, of course was a deep violet blue. To capture that energy visually, ORION recruited modern artist, Elle Starlight to bring the album art and music video to life. Starlight’s use of physical make-up and digital witchery produced a stunning portrait of the ultimate break up song.

Vintage Theatre Productions presents the return of “Who’s Holiday”

Vintage Theatre Productions presents the return of the hilarious (and very adult) “Who’s Holiday” December 5 - 31. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Tickets are $21 and can be purchased by calling 303-856-7830 or online at

“Who’s Holiday” is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who.  She’s throwing a Christmas party in her trailer and boy does she have a story to tell!  As she recalls the Christmas Eve she first the Grinch, we learn the twisted and hilarious turns her life has taken. 

Jenny Mather returns to star as Cindy Lou Who in this raucous one-woman show. She has been seen recently on the Vintage stage as Tessie Tura in “Gypsy.” Some of her favorite roles have been Anytime Annie in “42nd Street” (PNTC) and Kitty in “Drowsy Chaperone” (Aurora Fox).  Jenny is married to the uproariously funny actor/comic Eric Mather.

Matthew Lombardo is best known for “High” with Kathleen Turner at the Booth Theatre and “Looped” starring Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance at The Lyceum Theatre. He has presented concerts throughout the country for Broadway legends such as Carol Channing, Patti LuPone, Tommy Tune, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Cook, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley, Andrea McArdle, and Faith Prince.

PEOPLE Exclusive: Jeremy Pope on Wanting to Be a 'Black Queer Movie Star'

Jeremy Pope had big dreams before becoming a Broadway star.

The actor, 30, who makes his lead film debut in The Inspection (out Friday in select theaters), is only the sixth person in Tony Award history to be nominated in two categories for separate performances during the same year (for Choir Boy and Ain't Too Proud in 2019). But before his career took off, Pope wasn't sure what his future held.

"Growing up I had never seen a Black queer movie star," he tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "If that was something that I was going to be, was my queerness something I was going to have to hide? It's definitely been a challenge to abandon a lot of fears that have been put on me."

As a teenager in Orlando, Florida, Pope recalls having "to choose between running track or doing the school musical, which was Cats" one year. "I got to meet this community of people who were so fun, free, loving and supportive, in a different way outside of sports," he says. "It changed my life.

In The Inspection, the actor and singer plays a young gay man who joins the Marines after being rejected by his mother (Gabrielle Union) and kicked out of his family home. The powerful drama is based on writer/director Elegance Bratton's own coming-of-age story.

Pope says he could relate to his character's struggles as "a Black queer man in the country."

"Masculinity is so fragile to some people, specifically in the Black community, that I had to relearn how to show up for myself," he says. "So I think working in a project like The Inspection, obviously very personal to Elegance, but for me to be able to put some of my own truths in it and get some of my own healing through it, was so necessary and so important to me. I know how important a film like this could have been for me to see."

Lambda Literary 2023 Writer's Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices

Lambda Literary is excited to announce the seven faculty members joining us for The 2023 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. This year, we are returning to an in-person Retreat at Chestnut Hill College outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Applications for fellowships open November 30, 2022.

The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices offers intensive and sophisticated instruction to selected writers over a carefully designed week. The Retreat provides writers access to industry professionals and the opportunity to advance in their craft and careers. It is one of Lambda's most dynamic initiatives: it represents the future of LGBTQ literature. Applicants of the Retreat submit prose, poetry, screen and theatrical manuscript pages that are evaluated for craft, creativity and originality.

Twelve Fellows and one Writer in Residence per workshop are accepted into the competitive program where they spend the week working on their manuscripts, attending guest lectures led by publishing industry professionals, and participating in readings. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process; we have a robust and ever-growing host of scholarships available. Lambda's Writers Retreat Fellows have gone on to publish an impressive array of works.

Carly Simon unveils "We Have No Secrets" from 'Live at Grand Central' out 1/27

Today, Carly Simon unveils a version of “We Have No Secrets” taken from her forthcoming Live at Grand Central legendary surprise concert being released on audio and Blu-ray for the first time on January 27; Listen and watch/share HERE.
The release comes on the 50th Anniversary of her beloved studio album, No Secrets.
The video for Live at Grand Central has been digitized, converted to HD and re-edited, while the audio has been re-mixed by multi-Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Frank Filipetti. The concert will be available on Blu-ray, CD, vinyl and digital streaming platforms via MRI/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music EntertainmentA very limited-edition colored vinyl is also available. Pre-order HERE.
In April 1995, commuters walking through Grand Central were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Simon and her band performing a full, unannounced concert in the middle of the main terminal. The concert—Simon’s first in fourteen years—was filmed and aired on Lifetime for a television special which was released on VHS later that year.
Simon was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The special evening featured performances by Olivia Rodrigo and Sara Bareilles, and the full induction ceremony will air on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. EST on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max alongside a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and Volume in the SXM App.
Her exhibition is officially open now at the historic Cleveland museum, including her original outfit and some original prints from the famous Norman Seeff photo shoot for the cover of Playing Possum, handwritten lyrics from an early draft of “You’re So Vain,” and her custom-made Taylor guitar with beautiful personalized inlay work. Exclusive merchandise is available including a limited edition 100% silk scarf personally designed by Carly via her website HERE and exclusive co-branded merch in collaboration with the Rock Hall with proceeds going to Rock Hall’s educational programs website HERE.  

Tom Goss releases "Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas"

Tom Goss' new EP, Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas, is Christmas-themed, but with songs like “Santa Slay,” “Put that Ass in Christmass,” “Sassy Santa,” and “Ho Ho Homo,” it’s not a traditional holiday album.  “I want people to laugh and smile, then strip down to their undies and dance,” he says.  “That’s the Christmas I’m most looking forward to this year!”

Joining Tom on the EP are some of the biggest names in gay hip hop, rock-and-roll and country music:  Benjamin Koll, Big Daddy Karsten, Keith Lawrence, de ROCHE and more.   “They are all a part of my queer family,” Tom explains.  “We may sing in different music genres but we are the same in that we live our lives joyfully, exuberantly, and as authentically as possible!”  Tom Goss’s Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas will be available on Apple Music, Spotify and all major digital platforms on November 18. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Santa’s Big Red Sack Celebrates 20th Anniversary

20 years ago, Rattlebrain Productions created Santa’s Big Red Sack the non-traditional holiday comedy that quickly became an annual tradition for thousands of comedy lovers across Colorado.

Since 2002, Santa’s Big Red Sack has skewered the holidays with sketches and musical parodies. This year that tradition continues with more laughter than ever before as Santa’s Big Red Sack makes its appearance at The People’s Building, 9995 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010, December 1 – 24. Performances are Thursday, Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Christmas Eve at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 and on sale now at or by calling 303-218-7315.

Gay Wine Weekend Announces 2023 Dates

Out In The Vineyard will hold Gay Wine Weekend 2023 in the majestic Sonoma California Wine Country – Featuring the TWILIGHT T-DANCE, a weekend of wine & celebration, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network. 

“We have been hosting Gay Wine Weekend in Sonoma Valley for the past decade” says Owner, Gary Saperstein. “We are now excited to share the news that Gay Wine Weekend has been invited to spread the cheer with our neighbors and friends to the north in Healdsburg, Russian River Valley and beyond.” “Sharing more of “our” Wine Country with our LGBTQ+ community and allies will be exciting!”

Gay Wine Weekend includes three full days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma & Napa Valleys - home to some of the world’s most prestigious wine & wineries. Celebrate with world-class wine and culinary delights, VIP receptions, wine-tasting excursions, a drag queen brunch & wine auction, and T Dance at California’s iconic La Crema Estate.

Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis to auction off memorabilia to benefit children and the LGBTQ+ community

Greg Louganis, who dominated world diving competitions in the 1980s, winning double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games, 
is auctioning off Olympics memorabilia and other historical artifacts to raise funds for charity and help finance the next chapter of his life: a focus on health and wellness, social justice and inclusion.
More than 50 items are available with starting bids ranging from $35 for a worn and autographed 2028 LA28 Summer Olympics hat to $3,000 for his mother’s scrapbook featuring 1976 media coverage not indexed online. The auction, which opened November 11, closes at 6 pm ET on December 4, 2022. During the auction period, collectors have the option to buy an item at a higher set price if they want to take something off the market. In addition, collectors can make offers on three Olympic medals available via private sale.
A driving force behind the auction is the memory of his adoptive mother, Frances Louganis. “My mom always taught me, ‘Make everywhere you go better because you were there,’” says the five-time Olympic medalist. “The funds we’ll raise from the auction are designed to help people in need and those who are fighting for justice.”
Like many professional athletes and celebrities, Louganis has had the opportunity to work with private auction houses to sell his personal effects. But that option doesn’t work for the 62-year-old champion, who believes that personal resilience requires a DIY approach and a commitment to life-long learning and innovation. As such, he has hired a team to create a bespoke e-commerce experience on his own website.
“Each item in the auction has a story behind it,” says Louganis, who plans to produce a personalized video message for each purchaser. “I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with people taking the time to support my personal journey and the causes this project is supporting.”
A beacon of hope on World AIDS Day and beyond
Proceeds from the auction will benefit two non-profits: Children’s Rights, a national organization holding governments accountable for protecting children and keeping families together; and The Damien Center, Indiana’s largest and oldest AIDS service organization.
Louganis has close ties with both groups. In October, Children’s Rights granted him its Voice for Justice award. For World AIDS Day on December 1, he will join The Damien Center event in Indianapolis, where he competed as an athlete and launched his dance career with Dance Kaleidoscope. 
Hosting a charitable auction to coincide with World AIDS Day is incredibly symbolic, says Damien Center President & CEO Alan Witchey.

“Greg personally owning his HIV status has provided a beacon of hope to those living with it, proving that an HIV diagnosis does not mean that your life is over,” Witchey says. “His work on HIV awareness and LGBTQ+ issues has empowered a generation to end the HIV epidemic.”
Likewise, Greg inspires those fighting for vulnerable children, says Darlene Larsen, chief development officer at Children’s Rights. “Greg Louganis is a trail blazer and champion for social justice and the rights of children,” Larsen says. “We are honored to be designated as one of the charitable recipients of the proceeds from this auction.”
In addition, Louganis will use a portion of the proceeds to finance the launch of two other organizations: the GEL Dogjo, a health-and-wellness center for humans and dogs; and the Frances Louganis Foundation, which will support Olympic athletes transitioning to life after the games while also supporting a variety of causes: LGBTQ+, foster care and adoption, mental health and brain injury/concussion.
The auction provides an exclusive opportunity for a wide range of audiences – from sports fans and art collectors to human rights advocates and American history buffs – to purchase items representing not only Louganis’s athletic success but also his dance and acting careers, as well as his challenges as a gay man with HIV. Indeed, while Louganis is making many of his personal effects available to the public via the auction, the Smithsonian American History Museum is curating several pieces to preserve his legacy as an elite athlete and LGBTQ+ icon. 

Books: Tina, Mafia Soldier

In Italy, Maria Rosa Cutrufelli—a prominent player in the country's feminist movements and a prolific journalist, cultural critic, and novelist—needs no introduction, nor does her now-classic novel from the 1990s, 
Canto al deserto: Storia di Tina, soldato di mafia. A proto-trans narrative about a young girl turned mafia soldier, Cutrufelli's novel was groundbreaking in Italy as it defied deep-rooted cultural taboos about mafia power, child exploitation, feminism, and gender identity. Now, for the first time, Cutrufelli’s pioneering novel will reach English language readers in a masterful translation by Dr. Robin Pickering-Iazzi.
Set in 1980s Sicily, Tina, Mafia Soldier is a riveting literary character study of Tina, a teenage girl turned infamous local gang leader who has earned a name for herself through her recklessness, cruelty, and complete disregard for societal expectations. Nicknamed “the tomboy,” Tina deliberately blurs her gender presentation, using it to toy with others and gain her place in Cosa Nostra, an organization traditionally forbidden to women as made members. Alongside the story of Tina’s exploits is that of a teacher who feels compelled to write a novel about Tina and reluctantly returns to her native Sicily for research. While there, she and Tina circle around each other in a dangerous dance of obsession and violence until their first, and last, explosive meeting.
Decades after its original publication, Tina, Mafia Soldier is an iconic work of Italian literature that offers an invaluable examination of a specific moment in Italian history and culture. While Tina could certainly be read as a transgender character today, in the ‘90s, Cutrufelli’s controversial depiction of gender fluidity redefined femininity and opened the door for discussions of gender identity at a time when Italian society was extremely conservative and these concepts were not ingrained in the vernacular. This was also a time of national uproar about the escalating roles of mafia women, whose stories began surfacing in the media but have since remained shrouded in mystery.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Leads by Three After First Round of 2022 PGA University Championship

Talk about a dramatic turnaround.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs struggled at the 2021 PGA University Championship en route to a last place finish.

A year later, they changed their fortunes, as UCCS raced out with a 5-over par 293, for a three-shot lead over both Methodist University and New Mexico State University (8-over par 296), after the first round of the 2022 PGA University Championship at Bear’s Best Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Clemson University (10-over par 298) is in fourth, followed by both Eastern Kentucky University and University of Central Oklahoma (12-over par 300) in a fifth-place tie.

Last year’s result prompted UCCS PGA Golf Management Program Director Mark Bacheldor, PGA and his staff to implement new processes for practicing, preparation and team building.

And it paid off with dividends on Monday.

“We made a commitment to build a team environment and to have required drills and practices,” said Bacheldor. “We created team chemistry, as well as the processes. We did work in our swing lab by adjusting the altitude. We also played games and got to know each other and became a team. This time we created a golf team, five incredible young men that are here in Las Vegas, who I’m just so proud of.”

Ian Scarborough (2-under par 70), Ryan Peragallo (1-over par 73), Zach Richmond (3-over par 75) and Chris Jonell (3-over par 75) combined for UCCS’s four best scores.

“They had a great mental game,” said Bacheldor. “They attacked the golf course and remained unfazed. They each hit various elements of adversity and fought back from it. They were in it mentally and were dedicated to the process of going through their round.”

Bacheldor hopes his team will rely on their strong preparation when it comes to closing out a win today.

“I want the guys to play within themselves, knowing that their preparation is what got them here into this position,” said Bacheldor. “It’s going to be their preparation that ultimately is going to help us reach our actual goal and that is to win this championship.”

Caleb Kimmel (University of Central Oklahoma) and Chase Mitchell (University of Nevada Las Vegas) are tied atop the individual leaderboard after shooting 3-under par 69.

Kimmel, who is competing in his first PGA University Championship, is relishing the experience.

“I’ve really enjoyed being here,” said Kimmel. “I’ve never been to Las Vegas. I’m loving it so far. Dinner was great. The speeches were great. Everyone has been so welcoming. The course is amazing right now.”

The 2022 PGA University Championship, supported by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, features 90 players on 18 teams from PGA Golf Management University Programs across the country (five from each school).

Pride Journey: Oklahoma City

By Joey Amato

Since I began Pride Journeys 5 years ago, I have had the incredible opportunity to visit dozens of destinations around the world. Some destinations I visited once, while others left such an impression, that I was yearning to return. Oklahoma City is one of those destinations.

I first visited OKC while on a road trip to Las Vegas. While I was only there for one night, it piqued my interest when I found out they have a viable gayborhood known as the 39th Steet District. During that trip I stayed at a hotel in the neighborhood known as Habana. It has since been updated and rebranded as The District Hotel and served as my home base on this trip.

The property has changed a lot under its current ownership. The rooms especially have been modernized and are quite welcoming. During the summer months, the hotel is known for throwing outrageous pool parties drawing guests from miles around. There is also a nightclub, bar, and lounge on property for guests to enjoy.

The 39th Street District is quiet during the day but really comes alive at night. There are no less than 8 LGBTQ nightlife establishments in a 2-block radius, putting the city’s nightlife scene on par with major LGBTQ destinations.

Begin your evening with a cocktail at Apothecary 39. The friendly bar staff and patrons will always make you feel welcome. Next, head over to Indigo Lounge, a newer establishment with more of a NYC chic vibe. The owner of the bar randomly introduced herself to us and told us about her collaboration with her daughter to create an open and inviting space. She gave off such a positive energy that it made us want to stay there for a few more drinks. And by the way, the drinks in OKC are strong and inexpensive. A Grey Goose cocktail will run you about $7. You won’t find that in NYC.

Finish off the evening at Angle’s, the district’s only true club. Angles is open Wednesday through Saturday, so if you are in town during one of those days, be sure to swing by. The neighborhood also contains numerous murals, perfect for those mandatory Instagram posts.

Everything shuts down in OKC at 2am, so don’t expect to party too late.
After a good night’s sleep, head to the First Americans Museum. This was my first time visiting and I was so impressed by not only the modern design of the building but also the interactive nature of the exhibits.

First Americans Museum (FAM) celebrates the 39 Tribal Nations that call Oklahoma home, although only a handful are indigenous to the state. Many were removed from their homelands and relocated to Indian Territory. The name Oklahoma actual derives from two Choctaw words, “Okla” and “Homma,” meaning land of the red people.
The museum’s full-service restaurant, Thirty Nine offers a delicious brunch menu on the weekend. Some standout items include Blue Corn Blueberry Pancakes, the FAM skillet, and a hearty Mushroom Frittata.

After the museum, it’s time to do a little shopping. Swing by queer and female owner Common Dear for some rainbow inspired gifts then head over to LGBTQ-owned Craig’s Emporium. This is a gem collector’s dream come true. The store is enormous and features a huge variety of gems, minerals, and so much more. I literally didn’t know which way to turn. The store is divided into different rooms, and you can easily get lost inside.

For the best views of the city, catch a ride on the Wheeler Ferris Wheel or go to Vast located in the Devon Energy tower, the city’s tallest building.

One of the hottest attractions in Oklahoma City is Factory Obscura, an immersive experience created by local artists. Guests are given 3D glasses upon entry to thoroughly enjoy the venue. I have never experienced anything quite like this. It’s a combination of a maze, art instillation and interactive playground. I’m not really sure how to describe it, but it was very cool and fun for all ages.

What many people don’t realize about OKC is that it has a thriving Asian culinary scene. The Asian District contains dozens of restaurants serving everything from traditional Cantonese cuisine to Vietnamese food, which is how it got its nickname, “Little Saigon.” Try VII Asian Bistro, which is located in an unimpressive strip mall. But don’t let the façade fool you. The food is delicious and inexpensive. I highly recommend the Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Moo Goo Gai Pan.

Every time I visit, I like to walk by Oklahoma City National Memorial, a site which honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the Oklahoma City bombing which took place on April 19, 1995. A section of the old building still stands near the entrance to the memorial. The best time to go is early in the morning when you can take your time to walk the grounds without the crowds. It’s a very somber experience which should not be missed.

If you happen to be in town on a Sunday, there is no better place to be than The Boom for Gospel Brunch starring Kitty Bob Aimes and Norma Jean Goldenstein. The drag duo had us rolling for the entire hour-long show. I was so impressed by the improv talent of the two entertainers. I was told the Bloody Mary’s are to die for.

Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring downtown Oklahoma City then head to the city’s Paseo District, a quaint neighborhood filled with shops, art galleries, and restaurants.

Make a reservation at Frida Southwest, a modern restaurant featuring elevated Latin cuisine such as Tuna Tartare made with guajillo-orange marinated ahi tuna, whipped avocado, and pickled onion served with crispy corn tortillas. If you are in the mood for a heartier appetizer, try the Short Rib empanadas.

For an entrée, I recommend the Chilean Seabass served over a truffle corn and parmesan risotto, lobster beurre blanc and sautéed baby spinach. I’ve had Chilean seabass before, but this dish ranks among the top I have ever tasted. And of course, you must complete your meal with the Mexican Hot Chocolate cheesecake because calories don’t count on this trip. The cheesecake is made with a hazelnut cinnamon brittle, chocolate dulce, and spiced cinnamon-ancho crust.

I feel like all I did on this trip was eat, but Oklahoma City’s culinary scene has taken off in recent years and the city boasts so many wonderful options outside of what they are traditionally known for.

Consider visiting during their Pride on 39th festival and parade which is scheduled for June 2-4, 2023.

Enjoy the Journey!

Books: Andy Warhol and Friends

Andy Warhol and Friends
is a front‑row view of Andy Warhol’s relentless rise from cult New York Pop artist to 20th‑century icon,
 documented by legendary photojournalist Steve Schapiro in more than 150 photos. 

From working at the Factory to art openings and hanging out with his entourage, including the Velvet Underground in Los Angeles, witness Warhol at the peak of his creativity, cool, and cultural influence.

Landmark 1983 Book 'A Secret I Can't Tell' About LGBTQ Families, Now Updated and Reissued

In 2020 the United States Supreme Court ruled that 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. But now, Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay/Trans” law, and another 300+ virulently discriminatory bills have made 2022 the worst year ever for legislative attacks on LGBTQ people.

This moment of progress and assaults on LGBTQ rights looks a lot like another time in our not-to-distant past: In 1977 a county ordinance was passed in Florida which banned discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation based on sexual orientation. After Anita Bryant’s successful “Save Our Children” campaign which demonized gays and lesbians, the law was overturned, and it launched a wave of repeals of civil rights for gays and lesbians in other states.

Incensed by Save Our Children’s hateful slogan, “Homosexuals cannot reproduce, so they must recruit,” author Joe Gantz decided to attack head-on the rhetoric that gays and lesbians were a danger to children. He located five same-sex headed households in different parts of the nation, embedded with them for a week, and from 1979–1983 interviewed these lesbian and gay parents and their children about what effects the fear-mongering and anti-gay pressures had on them.

The resulting foundational book, A SECRET I CAN’T TELL: THE FIRST GENERATION OF CHILDREN FROM OPENLY GAY AND LESBIAN HOMES by Joe Gantz, updated in 2022 with new interviews from some of the children (now adults in their 50s) and a new foreword by Scott Gatz, founder and CEO of Q.Digital, tracks the effects of keeping their parents’ relationships a secret in a time when it was dangerous to be out, particularly as a gay or lesbian parent. The book shows that parents also struggled coming out to their children without any community or legal support

Monday, November 14, 2022

Iconic Denver Gay Club Tracks Focus of Upcoming Feature Film

Today, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced that a new feature film exploring the history of Denver’s Tracks nightclub has been approved for a Colorado Film Incentive. Making Tracks is a narrative feature film that tells the story of the legendary Denver gay nightclub. Based on the true story, the film seeks to offer an unabashedly honest, entertaining, feel-good tale about learning to love yourself, maintaining hope, and exploring the 80s era for LGBTQ+ characters. Production for the film will take place in and around Denver.

Making Tracks was approved for an $800,000 film incentive by the Economic Development Commission. The production anticipates spending nearly $4.5 million locally and hiring 100 local cast and crew members. Production is set to begin in April of 2023 and continue through July of 2023.