JD Disalvatore

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JD Disalvatore is an American LGBT film and television producer/director and gay rights activist. She is openly lesbian.[1][2][3] Her recent credits include the award winning Shelter (2007),[2] Eating Out 2 (2006),[3] A Marine Story (2010)[4][5] Gay Propaganda and[6] Elena Undone.[7]

In 2009, JD was honored at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's An Evening With Women with a LACE (Lesbians and bisexual women Active in Community Empowerment) Award for her work in the community,[8] and was featured in Go Magazine's "100 Women We Love". She also won a GLAAD Media Award for Shelter, for best feature film in limited release.

In addition to producing LGBT films, she has also written extensively about LGBT film for outlets including Clout, Curve,[9] GayWired.com,[10] PlanetOut.com [11] Gay.com,[12] QTMagazine,[13] Power Up [14] and here! online in addition to her daily blog on Gay and Lesbian entertainment.

JD was also the Festival Manager at Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the largest film festival in Los Angeles. She has also produced panels on LGBT film for Outfest, Power UP and the Writers Guild of America. She also produced the queer entertainment news show HERE@ for the here! networks. Disalvatore was on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, where she served a term as Vice President of the Board and is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Frontiers Foundation.[15] She is also a mentor with The Point Foundation.[16]


  1. ^ Romano, Tricia (2008-08-12). "Predator and Prey". The Advocate. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b Hensley, Dennis (2008-03-11). "Gimme Shelter". The Advocate. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  3. ^ a b Marcus, Lydia (2006-08-29). "J.D. Disalvatore". The Advocate. Retrieved 2007-08-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "A Marine Story Official Web Site and Production Blog". A Marine Story. 2009 -01-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Films — A Marine Story". Frameline Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Gay Propaganda Available at Amazon.com". Amazon. 2005-09-10. 
  7. ^ Disalvatore, JD (2009-12-14). "The Smoking Cocktail Holiday Party". The Smoking Cocktail. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  8. ^ "16th Annual L.A.C.E. Award Recipients". Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  9. ^ Disalvatore, JD (2008-09-10). "What a Producer Does". Curve Magazine. 
  10. ^ Disalvatore, JD (2001-01-12). "Shocks, Sequels and Shorts". GayWired.com. 
  11. ^ Paul ColichmanChief Executive Officer (2013-03-22). "Here Media, Planet Out | Notes from the CEO Paul Colichman". Planetout.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  12. ^ "Gay Lifestyle — Top News Stories, Gay Marriage, Travel". Gay.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  13. ^ [1] Archived May 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ [2] Archived September 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "JD Disalvatore, Board Chair | Frontiers Awareness & Education Foundation". Frontiersfoundation.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  16. ^ "Meet Mentor Pair Brennan & JD | Bullet Point". Pointfoundation.wordpress.com. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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