• Rocío Inclán: An Education is a Civil Right

    Rocío Inclán, Director of the Human Civil Rights Department of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, discusses NEA’s current and future work surrounding LGBT youth. Rocío explains why LGBT youth who don’t attend school because of bullying are denied their civil right to an education. She also talks about NEA’s partnership with allies, and how its campaign – Bully Free: It Starts With Me – will connect caring adults with bullied students in order to provide the support that student needs to succeed.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Joanne Herman: Developing Transgender Philanthropy

    The top three transgender organizations in the country only have a combined annual budget of $1.4 million, and that's concerning for Joanne Herman, author of Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not. So concerning that at OutGiving 2009 Joanne helped launch the first-ever national transgender giving circle and did everything she could to get it off the ground. Listen as Joanne explains the process and what she learned about giving and philanthropy within the transgender community.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Cary Alan Johnson, Dorothy Sander, and Sass Rogando Sasot: Equality Without Borders

    Cary Johnson is executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Sass Rogando Sasot has been a transgender rights activist in the Philippines and Europe since she was 19, and Dorothy Sander is a philanthropist and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at IGLHRC. They come from different walks of life, but they share the common desire to see equality for all LGBT people around the world. Listen to the panel explain how what happens abroad affects us here in the U.S. whether it be the right to marry, employment nondiscrimination, access to health care, or religious tolerance – and vise versa.

    Posted 2.16.12
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  • Marguerite Kondracke: Everyone Deserves a Diploma

    Marguerite Kondracke, President and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance (Alliance), explains the essential role allies can play in making sure all LGBT youth feel safe, secure, and nurtured – at school and at home. And she shares how the Alliance is including LGBT youth in their Grad Nation campaign, highlighting geographic areas with the highest drop-out rates.

    Posted 11.2.11
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  • Jamie Marks: Family

    There was a time when Jamie Marks didn’t see much further beyond HIV/AIDS. Like so many other gay men, he believed this disease was likely in his future. That wasn’t the case, and today Jamie no longer fears death but shares his joy of life with his partner and the two children they created together to make a family.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Charlie Rounds: Giving Back - The Gift Of Philanthropy

    Philanthropy is a family tradition for Charlie Rounds and his husband Mark. Charlie's mother was the first volunteer at the Center for Victims of Torture, and she founded the Twin Cities chapter of Amnesty International. Charlie shares the journey that led him and Mark to give away 60% of their growth wealth.

    Posted 5.10.11
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