• Sarah Jones: Sarah Jones as Sunita

    Sarah Jones is a hilariously poignant Tony Award winning playwright and performer. This year she brought six guests to share their insights on what it means to be LGBT in today’s world. One guest is Sunita, an out Indian physician who explains what it is like to be stereotyped: “Some politicians who are trying to make me feel comfortable by telling how often they eat curry in Georgetown.”

    Posted 5.12.11
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  • Michael Adams: The Elderly Experience

    As the executive director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Michael Adams understands the difficulties LGBT older people face on a daily basis. These difficulties range from economic hardship and increased isolation, to a lack of competent services and healthcare disparities. Michael also knows there’s a transformational opportunity to change outdated policies via the Older Americans Act, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and the collaboration between LGBT nonprofits, straight allies, and individual donors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Brad Sears and Ineke Mushovic: The LGBT Movement Today

    Ineke is the Executive Director of the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Brad is the Executive Director of the Williams Institute. As leaders of two premier research and data collection organizations, they provide a comprehensive look at the goals of the LGBT movement, its progress, and where it stands today.

    Posted 5.16.11
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  • Jarrett Barrios and Thomas Gensemer: The Scoop on It Gets Better

    Thomas works on the “new media” side of communications while Jarrett operates on the “traditional media” side. But when the two were brought together on the “It Gets Better” campaign, it was like a whole new world opened up for both of them. Learn how their combined efforts allowed them to share stories of hope with millions of kids and adults across the country.

    Posted 5.16.11
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  • Sherrill Wayland: The Story of Joe

    Against his will, Joe was moved from Houston, TX where he lived with his partner of 22 years and placed in a nursing home in St. Louis, MO under the name John Doe - so his partner couldn't find him. Her knowledge of the law allowed Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director of SAGE Metro St. Louis, to reunite Joe and his partner while making a new ally at the state attorney general's office. This story is only one example of why organizations like SAGE Metro St. Louis are vital resources for LGBT seniors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Tim Gill: Thomas Roberts Interviews Tim Gill

    Thomas Roberts of MSNBC sits down for an interview with Tim Gill to talk about Tim’s life as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of OutGiving and the Gill Foundation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the largest funders of LGBT equal rights work in the country discuss his life and the importance of giving.

    Posted 5.16.11
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