• Eliza Byard: GLSEN: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Eliza Byard, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), provides a brief snapshot of GLSEN and the critical work they do as a leading advocate for safe and affirming schools. She shares her thoughts regarding GLSEN’s research on proven interventions to protect LGBT youth, as well as their network of partners and allies engaged in the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Safe Space Campaign.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Rachel Tiven: Immigration is an LGBT Issue

    Rachel Tiven is the Executive Director of Immigration Equality, an organization working to gain equal immigration rights for LGBT and HIV-positive people. Rachel shares a brief history of immigration reform and helps us understand the importance of immigration reform as an LGBT issue.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Jerry Newberry: Including LGBT Youth

    Jerry Newberry, Executive Director of the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA-HIN), talks about the unprecedented media coverage of LGBT youth suicides in 2010 and the history of the NEA’s work in support of LGBT youth. Jerry also explains why, in 1989, he had to wear a bullet-proof vest when determining what should be taught in sex-education classes.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • James Rucker: Incubating Social Change

    James is a co-founder of Citizen Engagement Lab, an incubator for new media organizing that focuses on marginalized and underrepresented communities. Learn what it takes to create an organizing movement by breaking down organizational and personal silos.

    Posted 5.13.11
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  • James Esseks on Religious Exemptions

    James Esseks, Director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, pulls no punches outlining the urgent need for significant investments in work that opposes religious exemptions.

    Posted 11.19.15
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  • Jennifer Butler on Religious Exemptions

    In combating religious exemptions, we may overlook the need to gather support from religious communities. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life, discusses the significance of involving and deploying religious voices when we are faced with these assaults in the states.

    Posted 11.19.15
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