“In The Life Media was founded in 1992 on the belief that real stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are our greatest asset in the fight for equality. By bringing those stories into living rooms across the country for the past 20 years, ITLM has shattered stereotypes and helped pave the way for today’s LGBT movement,” wrote ITLM’s co-chairs Henry van Amerigen and Jayne Baron Sherman in a press release announcing what they refer to as “a conclusion and a new direction.”
The conclusion is of their long-running show, which will air its final episode in December. The new direction refers to new media platforms with which to distribute their work. ITLM is attempting to partner with other organizations “to create a web-based, open-source repository of our video archive documenting the LGBT movement. We plan to make available thousands of hours of incomparable and never-before seen footage chronicling the evolution of LGBT rights in America.”
In The Life Media will celebrate its past and look toward the future at its annual awards gala on October 1 in New York — tickets are available here.