The passage of California Proposition 8 ignited the LGBT equality movement. Kyler spearheaded the Seattle March for Marriage Equality. Speakers included: Washington State Senator Ed Murray, Washington State Representatives Joe McDermott and Jamie Pedersen, King County Executive Ron Simms, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels , Seattle Councilwomen Sally Clark, and activist Charlene Strong. Production assistance provided by: Jonathan Bruns, Mark Drolshagen, Jon Mejia.

The Creation of a Gay Icon: From Dorothy Gale to Judy Garland

As a 20-something year old gay man, I've often heard older gay men idolize the Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. In this short documentary I explore the significance of the Wizard of Oz to gay men, the meaning of the phrase "friend of Dorothy", and the rise of Judy Garland as a gay icon. 


The Chicago Red Dress Party opened it's doors for the second annual event to over 250 guest. The event was held in Downtown Chicago at the Joffrey Ballet Studios. Good Morning America Meteorologist Ginger Zee and actor and model Christian Carabias hosted the festivities. Beverly McClellan from NBC's The Voice provided a stunning musical performance. Production assistance provided by: Rosemary Fanti, Erica Kimble, Shaun Rajah, and Sue Yan.

Stonewall Forty EqualitYoga | June 27, 2009

To acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, over 400 yogis and yoginis joined together to increase social consciousness for LGBT equality. Washington State Senator Ed Murray set the tone by discussing the progression of the equality movement. The class was led by Troy Lucero, Maygen McGrew and Matt Meko. Musical accompaniment provided by Steve Gold and Gina Sala. Produced in partnership with Genessa Krasnow.


Sean Penn, Academy-award winner and Peace Summit Activist awardee, began the day with a message centered around service as he introduced His Holiness XIV, the Dalai Lama. His Holiness discussed the ideas of personal inter peace as a means to find world peace and about the necessity for interfaith cooperation. Produced in partnership with Casey Allison, Rebecca Grimm, Stephen Rastberger, Quinn Riley, and Richard Williams and countless volunteers.

CHICAGO RED DRESS PARTY INVITE 2012 | September 16, 2012

For the 2012 Official invite video the Board of Directors turned the camera on Kyler. In the video he explains the why he started the event, he used this opportunity to share his personal story and motivation for creating the Chicago Red Dress Party.

CHICAGO RED DRESS PARTY 2011 | April 16, 2011

The Chicago Red Dress Party was a labor of love for Kyler. He founded the charitable event to raise visibility and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Funds from the event were granted to organizations providing vital community services. The first annual Chicago Red Dress Party was hosted by Candace Jordan and Marcus Riley and featured musical guest Kristine W. Over 200 people were in attendance.

Red Hot Runway | April 9, 2011

To increase awareness for the first Chicago Red Dress party Kyler teamed up with the Public Relations Student Association at Columbia University. The students created and marketed a competition based fashion show, Red Hot Runway. The university's fashion students created custom red dresses inspired by their ideas surrounding HIV/AIDS. The top three dresses were displayed in the 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue for one month leading up the the Chicago Red Dress Party.

Chicago Red Dress Party Invite Video 2011| March 11, 2012

Kyler brought together host and Chicago socialite Candace Jordan and publicist Ryan Beshel to spread the word of the first Chicago Red Dress Party. The video invitation utilized youtube and social networks to reach people in new ways.


Kyler joined the Dave Ross show on KIRO Radio to promote the Seattle March for Marriage Equality. They discussed a variety of topics from marriage, religion, divorce, and equality. Kyler and Dave then took listener calls and answered their questions.

Seattle Pride Interview | June 28, 2009

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Seattle to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the New York City Stonewall Riots. The Seattle Times captured the moment and caught up with Kyler in this videoblog.

Proposition 8 Oral Arguments | March 5, 2009

After directing the Seattle March for Marriage Equality Kyler became increasing involved in the legal proceedings of California Proposition 8. On March 4, 2009 he flew to San Francisco, CA to participate in a rally and march to City Hall. The following day he attended the California Supreme Court oral argument proceedings.