• Kate Kendall, Maya Harris, and Tim Sweeney: America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 1

    Assessing LGBT issues through a prism of defining national challenges helps to illuminate the unique ways in which "American" issues impact LGBT people and vice versa. This sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us also showcases donors who have been inspired to make these challenges a priority for their giving. An overview featuring:
    • Tim Sweeney [moderator], Gill Foundation
    • Kate Kendall, National Center for Lesbian Rights
    • Maya Harris, Ford Foundation

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 2

    Advocates and donors offer a sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us. Featuring:
    • School Climate: Geoffrey Winder (GSA Network) and Ryan Pedlow (Ziff Brothers Investments / GLSEN)
    • Youth Homelessness: Jama Shelton (Forty to None Project) and Terrence Meck (The Palette Fund)
    • Healthcare Access for All: Jace Woodrum (One Colorado) and Jennifer Kates (Kaiser Family Foundation)
    • Immigration Reform: Jorge Gutierrez (United We Dream) and Matt Foreman (Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
    • Aging: Kathleen Sullivan (L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center) and Ambassador James C. Hormel
    • Global / International: Selly Thiam (None on Record) and J. Bob Alotta (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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