• 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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  • Janet Murguía: Latino/LGBT Collaboration

    Janet Murguía is President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Using the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), Janet highlights what can happen when disenfranchised people work together and why it's important for the Latino and LGBT communities to continue collaborating.

    Posted 7.29.11
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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 Michael also knows there’s a transformational opportunity to change outdated policies via the Older Americans Act, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and the collaboration between LGBT nonprofits, straight allies, and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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  • Mike Schaefer: Where Do You Find Hope?

    Mike Schaefer recounts the fear, anger, and disappointment he encountered as a young gay man coming of age in the 1980’s. After the personal loss of acquaintances, friends, and loved ones to HIV/AIDS and suicide, Mike stood up and took action to give a voice to LGBT people everywhere. Today, through his philanthropic giving and the giving of other like-minded individuals, Mike is grateful and hopeful for the future.

    Posted 5.10.11
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