The Advocate is proud to partner with Revry, the first LGBTQ+ virtual cable network, to stream select episodes of our new series, Inside With The Advocate.
As an added bonus, Revry is providing our readers with a free month of commercial-free streaming with Revry Premium!
Simply sign up HERE and enter the discount code "M201" when you see the prompt.
Revry is 100 percent free, 100 percent queer, and features LGBTQ+ programming for a diverse range of audiences. The network also offers a premium subscription option for those who prefer ad-free video on demand viewing. Via their app, the web, and platforms like Roku and AppleTV, Revry streams free live TV channels 24/7 and On-Demand from their library of queer movies, shows, news, podcasts, music, and exclusive originals.
“We have our free live TV channels and lots of free content on demand as well,” Revry Chief Business Officer Christopher Rodriguez tells The Advocate. “The live TV channels have ads just like traditional cable, but we also offer Revry Premium, our monthly or annual subscription service that provides access to our full library of on-demand titles without commercials.”
Revry is the brainchild of Chief Executive Officer Damian Pelliccione, who realized five years ago there was no app dedicated to LGBTQ+ content on their new Apple TV.
That's when Pelliccione gathered together Rodriguez, who has been his partner in life for well over a decade, and friends Alia Daniels, a lawyer, and LaShawn McGhee, a film and TV editor, to begin work creating a streaming service specifically catering to a queer audience.
Revry is proud of the diverse makeup of its founders, with 75 percent people of color, 75 percent queer, 50 percent women of color, and 25 percent veteran.
Their many intersections is evident in Revry's programming, which appeals to a wide spectrum of queer audiences, such as the Spanish-language The Category Is, which examines Mexico City’s underground ballroom scene, and Putting On: Season 2 (see trailer below) where Instagram influencer On Mekahel tries to launch his new underwear line with his ex-boyfriend.
Revry also just had the world premiere of Submission Possible, an hour-long docuseries exploring the queer sexual underground worlds of kink, fetish, and BDSM.
Rodriguez tells The Advocate that Revry is mindful of its ability to effect change through its programming decisions, as evidenced by its recent selection to participate in the Goldman Sachs Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort, where a group of U.S.-based Black and Latinx-owned businesses are connected with investors and experts to help fast-track their growth and success.
“At the core, it's about having the freedom to utilize technology to highlight these marginalized voices,” he explains. “We really want to shake up the system and be disruptors, to do and say something very powerful.”
Inside With The Advocate features virtual stories with some of our favorite LGBTQ+ artists and allies — including Rosie O'Donnell, Emily Hampshire, Harvey Guillén, Ross Mathews, Kalen Allen, Sherry Cola, Fortune Feimster, Brandy Norwood, Bruce Richman, Tonatiuh, Josh Thomas, Ser Anzoategui, the Indigo Girls, Sara Benincasa, Dustin Lance Black, Alphonso David, Jonica "Jojo" Gibbs, Thomas Beattie, Mary Lambert, and more.
Watch Leslie Jordon reveal what it’s like to have always been out: “I fell out of the womb and into my mother’s high heels,” he says about his never having that coming-out moment in Hollywood.
Watch Rosie O’Donnell talk about the early struggles of acceptance and how she “would look to The Advocate when it came out and be afraid for people to see me reading it. It was a different world.”