LGBTQ+ Committee Elects Members

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January 4, 2023

Following an election period, the DGA is proud to congratulate the following 15 members who have been elected to serve on the inaugural LGBTQ+ Representative Committee. The Committee is designed to address the concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) DGA members. 

The elected Committee members are (in alphabetical order):
  • Jamie Babbit (Director - West)
  • Paris Barclay (Director - West)
  • Maggie Callis (AD/UPM - East)
  • Steven Canals (Director - West)
  • David B. Cooper (AD/SM/PA - East)
  • Lee Daniels (Director - East)
  • Cheryl L. Dunye (Director - West)
  • Mark Hansson (AD/UPM - West)
  • John Krokidas (Director - West)
  • Christopher McDonald (AD/SM/PA - West)
  • Rachel Morrison (Director - West)
  • Peter Paige (Director - West)
  • Kimberly A. Peirce (Director - West)
  • Alan Poul (Director - West)
  • Anne Renton (Director - West)

Elections for the LGBTQ+ Co-Chairs will take place during their first scheduled meeting which will be announced online and in a future issue of DGA Monthly.

About the Committee:

The LGBTQ+ Committee was founded in 2021 as a provisional committee to explore ways to educate, inform, address the concerns of and create opportunities for members who identify in these categories. At the DGA National Board meeting on January 8, 2022, the Board voted make the LGBTQ+ Committee an official standing committee.The Committee is dedicated to empowering and advancing the professional interests of LGBTQ+ and to promoting and working for employment equity throughout the entertainment industry. The Committee’s provisional Co-Chairs were Directors John Krokidas, Kimberly Peirce and Jeremy Podeswa.

Members who self-identify as LGBTQ+ with the Guild may receive information about the LGBTQ+ Committee. To publicly or privately self-identify, please log in as a member on the DGA website and navigate to the Account Settings page, then click “Edit” under Personal Attributes. To be added to the LGBTQ+ Committee email list, members may update their email addresses and subscription preferences, on the Email Settings page of this area.