Posted by Natalie Hulla

Second-year M.F.A. student Fernanda Soares is an integral part of the popular Brazilian YouTube channel, Canal Das Bee. The channel focuses on issues and news related to the Brazilian LGBTQ community. Last year we featured the channel's achievements after it passed a huge milestone of gaining 185,000 subscribers and clocking in more than 15 million views. You can read the full story here

This year, Soares and fellow Canal Das Bee team member Jessica Tauane will attend Pride Con 2016 as industry guests. Pride Con is a two-day event held in Anaheim, CA, and invites members of the LGBTQ community as well as allies to enjoy panels, industry events, guests of honor, exhibitions and concerts. 

Canal Das Bee is also going to spend its summer traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, creating content that documents LGBT life in California. Check out their travels here