On October 11, Logo will launch a Day of Disruption, drawing attention to the millions of people who live in countries where LGBT news, stories and advocacy is forbidden, by censoring a marathon of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, starting at 6am ET.
Digitally, NewNowNext and Logo’s social media platforms will also be censored, and LGBT personalities—including Gus Kenworthy, JD Samson, Candis Cayne, Trace Lysette and Jason Collins—will appear on the network throughout the day to discuss the plight of people living in the 72 countries where being gay is criminalized.
Viewers are encouraged to show solidarity by “disrupting” their own social media.
Part of Logo’s Global Ally campaign, the Day of Disruption takes place National Coming Out Day, which is normally dedicated to living openly.
This year, though, Logo is flipping the script and offering a glimpse at what life is like in places where LGBT people can’t turn on a television, open a newspaper, or go to social media to see positive and relatable images.