3 Meals Application - Sexual Orientation

3 Meals Campaign: Sexual Orientation

Catalyst and The Center Long Beach have partnered together for our first 3 Meals Campaign: Sexual Orientation. The goal for this campaign is to help inspire empathy and understanding among individuals who identify with 5 sexual orientation types: gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, and asexual. The intent is to approach each other with a desire to become better known and to better understand others without debate, defense, or desire to convert perspectives. This 6 month campaign will consist of the actual 3 Meals Day experience in October 2014, an education period from November 2014 to January 2015 of releasing a series of articles, videos, and resources related to the different sexual orientation types, the public screening of the documentary film of the 3 Meals Day experience in February 2015, and an opportunity for people to sign up for their own Meal experience grouped with others of varying sexual orientations in March 2015. 

We are looking for 5 individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, and asexual who will be the focus of the documentary film and featured on the Q&A panel at the film screening event. These participants will share their personal story and introduce parts of their lives to each other. It can be a vulnerable experience but it is also an opportunity for authenticity and bridge building.

Anyone interested in being a participant can apply for consideration by reading the expectations and completing the application below. Click here to go back to the 3 Meals project page.


We are now accepting applications from anyone wishing to participate in our 3 Meals Campaign: Sexual Orientation. The deadline to submit your application is Saturday, July 26, 2014 by midnight. Selected individuals will be filmed as part of a documentary project. We expect to receive many applications but only 1 individual from each of these 5 sexual orientation types (gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, asexual) will be selected. We will review the applications and notify you if you have been chosen to advance to the next stage of the selection process. Because of the nature of producing this kind of film project, selected individuals must be willing to commit to the expectations listed below.

If you are chosen to continue the selection process, you will be expected to:

  • Attend a 30-45 minute videotaped interview on Saturday, August 2nd (time to be scheduled).

If you are selected to be a participant for this film project, you will be expected to:

  • Write a one-page general background biography about yourself, due by August 16th, 2014.

  • Attend a photoshoot on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.

  • Attend a 2-3 hour in-depth videotaped interview about yourself to be scheduled some time during the week of August 17th - 21st, 2014.

  • Attend and be part of filming the entire 3 Meals Day experience on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

  • Be part of filming your backstory (home, work, and/or recreational environments) for one full day to be scheduled some Saturday or Sunday in October 2014.

  • Actively assist in sharing education resources on social media and in promoting the documentary screening event.

  • Attend the documentary screening event and be part of the Participant Q&A with the audience to be scheduled during the last week of February 2015.

  • Be available for any additional production-related tasks as needed such as audio recordings, promotional photos, videos, media interviews, etc.


The application period is July 9, 2014 through July 26, 2014. The deadline to submit your application will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 by midnight.

Name *
Phone *
Which gender identification do you prefer?
Sexual Orientation *
Which of these most describes how you identify?
Check this box to indicate that you have read, accepted, and commit to the expectations described above. *