The gay athlete is often the forgotten athlete. Watching their hard work LIVE online every month shows diversity, courage & character.
What is the best way to break down a stereotype or alter perceptions? For years, I have worked with my partner and friends to try to put a positive and informative face on the gay and lesbian community but there is one aspect of our community that is often forgotten - THE GAY ATHLETE.
Often marginalized, hardly covered in the mainstream press and quickly forgotten in the LGBT press, the hard work and efforts of the gay athlete is often painted in stereotypes or worse simply never acknowledged - as if they don't exist. WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS DOING IT.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO? A 6-month ONLINE LIVE STREAMING SPORTS PROJECT WEB SERIES (starting July and ending Dec, 2012). Every month, there are dozens of LGBT sporting events occurring across the country put on by hundreds of organizations, associations and team clubs. WE WANT TO FILM LIVE every month, one major gay and lesbian sporting event. This is TV style multi-camera filming and broadcasting with play by play analysis - sharing the triumphs, telling the stories & portraying the gay athlete in a professional & athletic way.
WHY DO WE WANT TO DO IT? In order to alter the perception of the gay athlete or to break down the stereotypes, you have to see the players in action - playing tennis, soccer, softball, flag football - using skills, talents and team work to win the game.
WHAT SPORTS & EVENTS?
- Hockey - June - Chelsea Challenge (New York City Gay Hockey Association);
- Basketball - July - Texas Capital Classic (National Gay Basketball Association);
- Rowing - August - US Masters National (Chicago Rowing Union);
- Softball - September - North American Gay Softball Tournament;
- Flag Football - September - Gay Bowl XII (National Gay Flag Football Association);
- Tennis - October - Florida Cup Tennis Event;
- Bowling - November - IGBO Mid Year Tournament (International Gay Bowling Association);
- Tennis - Jan, 2013 Art Deco Open Tennis Event.
- Not including June, that's 7 events just to start (and there is so much more out there - we would love to cover it all).
HOW ARE WE DOING IT? We want to create a 4 man "mobile on-the-road" production team that can travel, film, produce, edit and stream live video from any event that we are at. Our current goal will allow us to use software tools via a computer workstation and SD cameras to do the broadcast. IF WE EXCEED OUR GOAL, we want to use Tricaster hardware tools, HD cameras & mobile "internet everywhere" transmission packs - to super size our production values and truly be able to broadcast anything, from anywhere in the country.
NO ONE (and we do mean absolutely no one) OUT THERE IS DOING LIVE VIDEO STREAMING OF GAY SPORTS! WE WILL BE THE FIRST!!
WHAT IS NEEDED?
- 1) Upgrading live broadcasting software tools, upgrading computer workstation & upgrading camera gear;
- 2) Secure, reliable & mobile streaming network;
- 3) Travel budget to get production crew to each event &
- 4) Marketing budget to get the word out about the live broadcast.
IF WE EXCEED OUR GOAL? We can truly take this labor of love and turn us into the ESPN of gay sports. We want to extend the web series by another 6 months. We also want to change from a software based live environment to a hardware base live environment - and trust us - with this one piece of tool + "internet everywhere" transmission pack - We can bring you the quality and style of the big boys, the network guys - and bring a level of programing for gay and lesbians sports that has never been seen online before. THAT IS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL.
Want to learn more about us, visit our website at: www.clickclickexpose.com. Questions, shoot us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to see how we plan to actually do live streaming - check out this broadcast we are doing on May 19th and May 20th all day at: www.clickclickexpose.com/CCESports.html. We hope that after you see that broadcast, you will be convinced why we are so stoked about bringing this VISION TO LIFE. With the right tools, the perception of the gay athlete will never be the same once we get done giving them the spotlight.
THANKS TO EVERYONE for your contribution - Adrian & the team at Click Click Expose!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 16, 2012.
May 17, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Good pledge. Every little bit helps, thank you. Keep an eye out for updates and new broadcasts. An Instagram "text-a-gram" thank you from the producers is headed your way!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Great pledge. 8x10 team photo of the winners from Episode 1 and 2 will be emailed to you. Personalized thank you message via Facebook and Twitter @CCEGaySports.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Excellent pledge. DVD/Digital copy of one web episode (your choice) signed by the production staff with your CCE Sports gift pen and 8x10 photo of the winning team from Episode 1 and 2 mailed to you. Personalized thank you message via Facebook and Twitter @CCEGaySports.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Magnificent Pledge. 8x10 photo of the winning team from Episodes 1 to 4 mailed to you. Your name appears as a thank you during the first two episodes. DVD/Digital copy of the broadcast (2 episodes, your choice) signed by the winning team with your CCE Sports gift pen. Personalized thank you message via Facebook and Twitter @CCEGaySports.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Awesome pledge. Your name and picture appears on the "contributors scoreboard" section of our broadcast - where we specifically highlight community contributors. CCE Sports polo shirt to wear with pride and a DVD/Digital copy of the broadcast (2 episodes, your choice) signed by the winning team with your CCE Sports gift pen. 8x10 photo of the winning team from all 6 web episodes.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Major pledge. 4x6 action photo book or digital slide show of 2 web episodes of your choice signed by the winning team. DVD/Digital copy of half of the web series (you choose the 3 web episodes/sporting events) and a hand mailed thank you letter with CCE Sports gift pen.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
WOW pledge! We will create a "Thank You Commercial" for you as our "SPORTS BROADCAST CONTRIBUTOR (shown during 2 sporting events/web episodes) and you are invited to "hang out" with us on the production set. 4x6 action photo book or digital slide show of three web episodes (your choice) signed by the winning team. DVD/Digital copy of half of the web series (you choose the 3 sporting events/web episodes) and a hand mailed thank you letter with CCE Sports gift pen.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
Superbly WOW pledge! We will create a "Thank You Commercial" for you as our ASSOCIATE BROADCAST CONTRIBUTOR (shown during 4 sporting events/web episodes) and come be a guest commentator on the show with us (in person or via Skype) and give us your personal insights and contributions. 8x10 action photo book or digital slide show of three web episodes (your choice) signed by the winning team. DVD/Digital copy of the entire web series (all 6 sporting events) and a hand mailed thank you letter with CCE Sports gift pen.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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EXCLUSIVE Grandiose pledge. 6 available. Be our special guest (we will fly you down - you picked which web episode) and join us on set during the entire broadcast, meet the players and have dinner opening night. As EXECUTIVE BROADCAST CONTRIBUTOR, you get a personalized "thank you commercial" shown for the whole web series, a CCE Sports polo shirt to wear with pride and the complete web series on DVD or digital copy on USB thumb drive signed by the winning team for each web series. We finish with a 8x10 digital slide show of your favorite athletes, your favorite sports & your favorite episodes.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012