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Stand-up comic/actress/host/writer/burlesque artist/broadcaster/activist/motivational speaker, Selene Luna, speaks about finding personal strength through adversity. Luna has faced more obstacles than most, as a woman born a little person who emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. with her family when she was just three years old. At the time of her birth, physicians believed she would never walk nor live past the age of 20; her life has been an on-going test of defeating odds. One of the most challenging aspects of Luna’s upbringing was being the only disabled person in her entire family and social environment, which was both discouraging and isolating. Luna explores the highs and lows of overcoming multiple levels of discrimination, weaving together a lifetime of adversity by sharing her moving personal life story with a large dose of humor while highlighting notable accomplishments made by little people throughout history that have impacted society significantly in the sciences, arts, politics, literature and entertainment.
Selene Luna hopes to inspire others to create their own destiny and remain triumphant in the face of adversity. Luna has spent a lifetime navigating through a world of prejudice that ironically became the motivation for discovering her own personal strength and inner peace: it is a universal concept of knowing, becoming, and finding self-acceptance.
EQUALITY ACTIVISM WITHIN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Over the last 15 years, Selene Luna has cultivated a core following within the LGBTQ community, a unique demographic that include people of all races, genders, incomes and ages.
Selene Luna’s presence in the LGBTQ community has made her part of an exclusive group of high-profile modern day gay icons and tastemakers with whom she’s shared the stage, screen, and friendships, like Margaret Cho, Roseanne Barr, Kelly Osbourne, Parker Posey, Thierry Mugler, Alec Mapa, Dita Von Teese, Paul Reubens, Joey Arias, Jackie Beat, Coco Peru, Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira, Buck Angel, Jane Lynch, Sandra Bernhard, Jane Wiedlin, Lady Bunny, Neil Patrick Harris, Karen Black, Michelle Visage, Bianca Del Rio, and World of Wonder Productions to name a few.
As a prominent figure and outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, Selene Luna is frequently asked to participate in distinguished events, such as:
- Guest speaker at a Marriage Equality rally at the California State Capitol along with Gloria Allred, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Mark Leno, Wanda Sykes, George Takei, Margaret Cho and more.
- Selene Luna’s EQUALITY speech at the California State Capitol, Sacramento
- Defying Inequality: The San Francisco Concert Benefit Concert starring the cast of Wicked, Broadway stars, Patty Duke, and Lee Meriwether.
- “Family Values II”, a benefit with 1000+ attendees in West Hollywood benefiting the AIDS Service Center and Equality Network
- NOH8 Campaign model
- NOH8 Campaign PSA in English and Spanish, other participants included Debi Mazar, Marlee Matlin, and Hal Sparks
- Selene Luna’s one-woman show, Born to Be Alive, produced by Jon Imparato for the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
- Warner Bros. Studios’ LGBTQ employee affinity group, OUT@WBS benefit for the Jeff Griffith Youth Center (JGYC)
As a bilingual Mexican, Luna has an edge on bicultural crossover appeal, so working with Selene Luna may increase conversions and deepen understanding with the Latino community.
Having worked with Margaret Cho in various capacities over the last decade and toured for five years with Dita Von Teese as a featured dancer, Selene Luna has performed to sold-out audiences in the following markets multiple times: