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Jim Lair Beard
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Jim Lair Beard is a progressive blogger, script reader, and screenwriter. He started off as an actor in Bakersfield, California before moving east to attend Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. For a… Read more

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Jim Lair Beard is a progressive blogger, script reader, and screenwriter. He started off as an actor in Bakersfield, California before moving east to attend Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. For a period of time he toured internationally with American Shakespeare Center, and he met his wife Christine in Ottawa, Canada.

Together they spent a few years in Washington, D.C. before moving to Los Angeles to be closer to family and friends. Jim is currently a member of UNITE HERE, Local 11. He is a passionate advocate for labor and gay rights issues, and was recently recognized by Craig Newmark of Craigslist as being 1 of 16 people changing the world in 2012 for his article “Change will not be Downloaded.”

His blogs can be seen on Frying Pan News and Truthdig.
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