Provides a Social Justice Networking Platform for Artists and Activists to Explore New Strategies for Advancing LGBT Equality

San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2008 --( Today, Heather Cox Carducci and Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, the founders of announce the alpha launch of their online social justice networking platform targeting LGBT artists, activists, and professionals, as well as their allies. Hot Lezbos In Action is part of a small number of niche social networks that cater to those seeking an alternative to mainstream networking sites that haven’t been effective in addressing concerns specific to particular communities and industries.

“We see the Hot Lezbos in Action online community at the forefront of niche social networks that are primarily focused on social justice issues,” says Otalvaro-Hormillosa, who is also the Artistic Director of Aeromestiza, the sponsoring organization of the project.

In recent months, anti-gay initiatives have passed in California, Florida, Arizona, and Arkansas. Clearly we are seeing an increase in efforts by anti-gay groups seeking to perpetuate homophobia nationwide. Since the website will be an online community of people from all over the nation and beyond, the founders intend to make a national impact by educating the public about the harmful, discriminatory basis of anti-gay initiatives, which jeopardizes the advancement of civil rights in a pluralistic society.

As a result of participating in this online community, the founders hope that their audience members will be inspired to have many conversations with people within their communities and outside of their communities, as part of the overall effort to raise awareness about LGBT issues. Hot Lezbos In Action provides a highly effective online platform that includes resources such as forums, blogs, and its own Action TV Station featuring videos that address the most current issues around LGBT equality.

As the backlash against LGBT rights intensifies, LGBT activists, artists and their allies will seek alternatives in working towards social justice. Fortunately for them, Hot Lezbos In Action will have a strong web presence. will facilitate discussions and provide a platform for networking opportunities and the development of effective strategies for coalition building.

About Aeromestiza and
The Aeromestiza Project was founded in 2000 in San Francisco to promote the creation and production of multi-media interdisciplinary performance and video works. Over the past seven years, the company has originated five major productions exploring the nation’s shifting concepts of race, gender, and sexuality. Aeromestiza’s latest project, Hot Lezbos in Action, reappropriates the mass commodification, degradation, and objectification of the lesbian experience not only in the porn industry but in mainstream society in general. The Hot Lezbos in Action website seeks to bring together writers and video artists from the lesbian community, the queer community of color, and their diverse coalition of allies who are willing to push the envelope in their quest for social justice for all.

Gigi Otalvaro