Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and the first openly trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in acting category. She recently starred on CBS’ Doubt, and in the Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Laverne can be seen as the host of Kim Kardashian West executive produced series, Glam Masters, on Lifetime. She was the host and producer of MTV’s The T Word and is the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Free CeCe! 


Sam Feder has created several award-winning documentaries that center the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and conflict within the queer and trans community. Sam seeks to connect transgender struggles and liberation to the context of the present and legacy of the past by showing that our communal history makes our present lives possible. Sam’s second feature Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014 by The Advocate, and cited by IndieWire as one of the must-see films of the 2014. Sam has been awarded the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism,  multiple international best feature film awards and residencies including The Jerome Foundation, Frameline Completion Fund, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo Artist Residency.   



Amy Scholder is a leader in independent publishing and LGBT activism. Her visionary style has brought high visibility to her authors, and has been praised for its contribution to contemporary literature and popular culture. She produces events, conferences, and festivals in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; and has been managing imprints in the nonprofit and independent publishing worlds for over two decades. She currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for Lambda Literary.


Ava Benjamin Shorr has shot music videos, commercials, and documentaries for a variety of clients, and has two features in post-production. She is a member of the ICFC (International Collective of Female Cinematographers) and is currently in pre-production on a third feature.


Jaden Pan has produced the Emmy-award winning series Intervention (A&E) and the IDA-winning series Time of Death (Showtime). Jaden has had the privilege of working with Emmy-award nominated cinematographers Michael Goi (past ASC president), Bryan Donnell (Palme d’or Winner), and Joia Speciale (Emmy-award nominee).  He has shot on documentary series for A&E, Discovery ID, MTV, and National Geographic.  As a person who is transgender working in the entertainment industry, Jaden is grateful to be a part of the crew for Disclosure.


Thank you to all who have helped so far: Aleksei Wagner, Alex Berg, Alex Juhasz, AJ Russo, Dani Heffernan, Daniel Mangin, David Briggs, Michael Overn, GLBT Historical Society, Kate Bornstein, Jade Ureña, Jeffery Friedman, Jessica Devaney, Jesus Villalba, Laura Horak, Nick Adams, One Archives, Rebecca Odes, Sam Tabet, Theodore Kerr, Zoe Holmes, Stacy Scholder, Cydney Payton, Kevin Causey, Tony Valenzuela, Joy Silverman, Lari Pittman, Roy Dowell.