What is “Speaking of Happy”?
Web Documentary Channel
Speaking of Happy is a virtual outlet documenting the amazing stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people and our community allies! These stories will be part interview, encompassing stories from all walks of life, and part real world as we follow these courageous people in their lives. We will hear from their family and friends about who they are in the community and share with you some of their trials and triumphs! We will also be publishing our weekly podcast called Speaking Of Happy which will originally air on RadiOmaha and then move to our site and can be found by navigating to the Radio Show page.
If you or someone you know has a life story that is inspirational and would help others, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can connect and capture that story to celebrate and share with others.
Eli Rigatuso is an Omaha, Nebraska Native and has more than 25 years of experience in the broadcast news and production arena. He has owned and operated a video production company since 1995 and has worked for local TV affiliates KMTV 3 and KPTM Fox 42. Eli has also spent a year helping Omaha residents make their way safely to and from work doing Air Traffic reporting! He is an outspoken Equal Rights Activist who has served his community in a variety of ways since the mid 90’s. Eli served on the board and as the President of Heartland Pride from 2009-2013, a local 501c3 non-profit. Heartland Pride hosts The Pride Festival in Omaha. Eli was one of the founders of the organization and was an active board member for 4 years. Currently working full-time at Bellevue University and spends most of his free time on Speaking Of Happy. He is writing a book about his own transition journey as well as producing videos which will be found here documenting his journey. Eli is determined to make a difference and use his skills to tell the amazing stories of our local LGBTQIA Community.
News & Entertainment Programming (LAUNCHING: Soon)
Along with our mini-documentaries, we’re producing a half-hour news and entertainment show. This show will focus specifically on what is happening within the LGBTQI & Ally community. From community events to political action plus you’ll meet local LGBTQI owned & operated & LGBTQ friendly businesses. There is nothing like it available in Omaha! Speaking of Happy is also publishing an online LGBTQI Magazine. Be sure to check out our advertisers and sponsors because with their help Speaking Of Happy will be a HUGE success!