GayTV - An LGBTQ+ Magazine Talk Show
Outlook Video is a monthly public access cable TV show for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning communities and is a progam of the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in San Jose, California. Episodes are recorded monthly and cablecast in many cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, some other California cities, and a few places outside of California. Please see the "Schedule" page for the complete list. We also have episodes on Google Video and YouTube. Please see the "Links" page for information.
What we do and how we do it:
Committed to increasing the number of creative voices in the LGBTQ+ community, the Outlook Video team consists of members of that same community (and allies) interested in all aspects of video production, with experience levels ranging from amateur to professional. Members of Outlook Video work on all aspects of the show, such as producing field reports, scripting, anchoring, camera work, studio production, directing, editing, and post production.
The scope of topics and events covered by Outlook Video reflect the diversity of our community. Regular show segments include reviews and clips of LGBTQ+ films, studio interviews highlighting members of our community in the performing, literary, and visual arts, interviews with health professionals, commentaries on current issues, "mini" fashion shows, and various field reports. Field report projects have included Gay Pride events throughout California, the Castro Street Fair, the Folsom Street Fair, the Bay Area Regional Gay Rodeo, the 1993 March on Washington, Gay Games, Stonewall 25 and Gay Pride festivals in other countries.
Usually we record in the studios of CreaTV Channel 15, located in San Jose, California. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, episodes and show segments are created in the field or in the homes of our producers. We have even begun to use online tools such as Zoom.
Outlook Video is supported by your tax-deductible donations which fund our monthly production, duplication, and distribution costs.
A little history:
Founded in 1987, Outlook Video has changed its format over the years, has had members come and go, and has used different Community Access studios. From 1990 to 1998, Outlook Video was an operating unit of the Jon Sims Center for the Arts. In 1998, we switched the affiliation to the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center.
You can view episodes and segments of our show from your own computer. Please see our links page.
We are on Facebook. Find us at Facebook.com/outlookvideo.
If you have questions, please see our Contact Us page to find out how to reach us.
Finally, if you are interested in volunteering with Outlook Video, please see our Membership page for details and to find a link to the the volunteer application at the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center website.