Lane is currently the CEO of an event/crowdfunding app called Feasty – A Cause to Celebrate. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking from NYU and was an award winning independent film producer, director, writer and actor, with 4 feature film credits (I like It Like That, Just One Time, Fools Gold, I Think I Do), 2 shorts (both official Sundance entries, one part of Boy’s Life 3) and over 50 music videos/concerts/PSAs. Janger has worked with such notable artists as Will Smith, Rita Moreno, Griffin Dunne, Jennifer Esposito, Cameryn Manheim, Guillermo Diaz, and Alexis Arquette. After becoming father to twins through surrogacy, Janger decided to take a “hiatus” from his film career, so he could be more involved with his kids. In addition to building haunted houses, creating a yearly all-school music video, teaching and coaching acting, teaching spin, and some commercial real estate ventures, Janger threw yearly themed dance party extravaganzas for his kids birthdays, always encouraging them to ask their friends and family to donate to charity rather than bring gifts. He wanted to teach his kids what he considered one of life’s most important lessons – Giving is just as good, if not better than getting. The concept of Feasty was born. As Feasty is launching, Janger and his business partner wanted to learn even more about the non-profit world, so they decided to start their own. Janger is the co-founder and co-executive director of a new non-profit called Diversity Fest. Diversity Fest intends to create a yearly show, which promotes awareness and understanding amongst teens, and gives them a way to celebrate their diversity and inclusivity. Lane also recently joined the Board of Directors of The Thrive Tribe Foundation. Thrive Tribe’s mission is to end HIV transmission through peer-to-peer empowerment, building community and connecting members to care. At Thrive Tribe Janger is making his personal mission to help the organization add a mental health and addiction component to their already strong healthcare services. Additionally, for the last two years, Lane has been on the event planning committee for Photo 16 & Photo 17, two fundraisers that raised over $400,000 for the creation of the National AIDS monument being built in West Hollywood. For over twenty five years Janger has been a part of the leather community and has attended such leather events, groups, and title contests, including New York Bondage Club, So Cal Bondage Club, Folsom Street East and West, Off Sunset Festival, LAL and MAL. Janger is so proud to represent the bar he considers the most welcoming in Los Angeles – Oil Can Harry’s. Lane is also incredibly grateful for all the love and support he has received since that fateful night, and would like to thank all his brother and sisters in leather.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”