‘Twas the Night Before Give-mas

An Outfest Virtual Benefit Variety Show

Watch live Monday, November 30 at 6 pm PT 

on Outfest Now, Facebook, and YouTube

Countdown to Give-mas









This holiday season and the day before Giving Tuesday we’re getting cozy with our host Mark Malkin for a variety show full of original sketches, drag queen foolery, and live music performances! Some of our favorite celebs will grace your screens and turn holiday movie classics to queer life from ‘The Grinch’ to ‘Home Alone’,  set your reminders for some much needed holigay cheer!


Stream on Outfest Now or Outfest’s Social Media

When: November 30, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT

Appearances by

Margaret Cho

Jeremy Pope


Charlie Carver


Candis Cayne

BenDeLa Creme

Jinkx Monsoon


Cheyenne Jackson

Theo Germaine

Patrick Starr


Jeremy Glazer


Brigette Lundy-Paine

Ally Pankiw | Amanda Murphy| Ashley Graham | Carolyn Murphy | Denis O’Hare | Janaya Future Khan | Nikki Weiss Goldstein and Jill Goldstein | Lily Aldridge | Joe Mantello | Nneka Onuorah | Patrick Church | Steven Canals and many more!

This year, due to pandemic-related difficulties, Outfest depends on your contributions to keep our doors open. Your donations help provide the resources needed for LGBTQ+ folks to thrive in the industry: filmmaker education, mentorship, labs & fellowships, networking opportunities, and showcasing their work. Our programs work to support LGBTQIA+ storytellers in developing their craft.

Please donate to the best of your ability today and thank you for being a part of our mission!

Our Story

When Outfest was founded almost 40 years ago it was a call to action because there was a clear lack of inclusion and inaccurate representations of our community, it was also a place to gather safely. Our year-round programs and festivals (youth education courses like OutSet, the Screenwriting Lab, Trans-acting workshop, and film restoration) make the individuals in our community feel validated and inspire a sense of worth by seeing themselves reflected on screen. If we cannot continue to include diverse individuals in structures of power, we cannot create change.

The media is still falling short of representing so many in our community and the narratives today still perpetuate harmful stereotypes and inaccurate depictions of LGBTQIA+ lives,  leading to the discrimination of our Trans, Non-binary, Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Intersex, Queer community. For these reasons and more, the necessity of having diverse filmmakers, actors, producers, executives, writers and crew in front of and behind the camera is crucial.

stay tuned for updates and added celebs!

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