Pledged of the $6,000 Goal
as of Mar 18, 2013
Adrian Uribazo & Thomas M. GarnetMiami, FL
Adrian Uribazo (Creative Director) along with his partner Thomas M. Garnet (Executive Producer) started Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) in 1996 as an online entertainment destination website. Over the years, we have made our contribution to the gay and lesbian community using the power of media as a voice for change and progress. We have been producing the Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network for over 7 years with more than a dozen different shows and contributors that has landed us in the Top 25 of gay podcasts on iTunes. We started the first ever (according to internet records) video sharing website (non-porn) in 2007 for gay and lesbian content creators called Planet Q TV. After 5 great years, we shuttered the project so that we could concentrate on LIVE streaming production and original content creation. We created the first human interest video story on Atlanta Cable TV called Click Click Expose Gay Entertainment Television in 2003. We launched Click Click Expose Radio (Deep House music format) in 2008 and we have been involved in providing professional videography services for the gay pageantry community since 2001. We have leverage all of those years of experience into this project as we take those skills we have learned and made them apart of who we are today. Adrian is currently the Store Manager for Godiva in Miami, was a former JVC award winner and former Marketing Manager award winner for AMC Theatres, Loews Theatres and Magic Johnson Theatres. His other past accomplishments include being a Multi-Unit Manager for J. Riggins and a Premier Store Manager for Sturcture, Inc in Chicago. Thomas is a graduate of Trinity University and former station manager for KTVC-TV in San Antonio. He was a free lance producer/director in the San Antonio and Washinton DC market and created the first ever live broadcast of Trinity University football in San Antonio in 1989. He is a former Managing Director for Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Senior Manager for Texas's first 30 screen movie theatre and currently owns and runs Empire Video Productions, LLC in Miami, FL.
INSPIRING CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE - 1 BROADCAST AT A TIME
2013 is an exciting year for us. Last May, we made history by broadcasting LIVE for the first time 4 gay and lesbian tennis tournaments from around the country. OUR GOAL - to showcase the skill, talent and dedication of these LGBT athletes. If you want to reduce homophobia in sports and instill pride and confidence in LGBT athletes, we think its important that viewers (like you) get to see LGBT athletes doing what they like most, PLAYING SPORTS.
Being a gay athlete can be hard. Coming out to your teammates, fans and supporters even harder. But it doesn't have to be. You are joined by thousands upon thousands of brothers and sisters who, like you, just want to compete, win and have fun. HENCE THE CREATION OF THE CCE SPORTS NETWORK "WHERE DIVERSITY LIVES."
OUR PROJECT GOAL
Why do we need a gay sports video website? Isn't ESPN enough? Homophobia, bigotry and mis-perceptions still exist within the sports community at large. Everyday gay and lesbian athletes find that they still have to hide who they are just to play sports. Some people think that gay athletes don't exist. Others think gay athletes are not as good, as fast or as strong. By showing a professionally produced live broadcast (whether it be tennis tournament or a basketball championship) - we begin to break down the stereotypes and inspire confidence in LGBT athletes - 1 game at a time.
I can't tell you how proud we are of what we accomplished last year. NO OTHER ORGANIZATION or GROUP OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAS CREATED A PROJECT LIKE THIS. We are passionate about this project and are dedicated to its long term success.
WHY REACHING OUR GOAL IS IMPORTANT!
What is needed to cover the cost of filming:
SO WHAT WILL YOU BE FILMING IN 2013:Our goal is four (5) sports this year: Tennis (our flagship sport), volleyball, soccer, flag football & basketball. We have an ambitious goal of filming ONE LIVE EVENT EVERY MONTH:
WOW YOU SAY...Wow, you are right. It's ambitious - It's a lot of work - It's a lot of driving - but we think it is a fantastic way to show out and proud gay athletes at their best. I wouldn't dream of doing anything else.
WHY EXCEEDING OUR GOAL WOULD BE FANTASTIC?
In 2012, I self-funded this project (with the help of 1 major donor) because I truly believed that this project was important for our community. After a young lady in Germany sent us an email telling us how proud she was of her son, and a young man in England begging us to show a European match, we knew we struck a chord in sports fans WORLDWIDE. This is why we do it and this is why we ask for your help. EXCEEDING OUR GOAL MEANS:
LOOK HOW SIMPLE IT IS TO REACH OUR GOAL
IF 600 PEOPLE GIVE JUST $10 - we can hit our goal and be able to film HALF of the year. If another 600 people give $10, we can plan an entire year's worth of filming, with the proper equipment and staff to insure a world class broadcast effort. That's it, that's all we need. DID YOU KNOW, there are more than 100,000 active LGBT athletes out there. WE ARE ASKING JUST 1% TO DONATE.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute and we understand that, but that doesn’t mean you can't help:
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, we can make a major mark in the LGBT community and help those athletes reach their fullest potential within their chosen sport and within themselves.
Thanks for taking the time to read and support us - Thomas M. Garnet (Executive Producer), Adrian Uribazo (Creative Director), Charles Humes & Dan Merrithew (GLTA Supporter), Tyler (USGSN Supporter) and the CCE Sports Network Team!!!