While many of us turn our heads toward Russia, we also turn our backs to the plight of LGBTs in Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Nigeria.
The White House will honor six individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of LGBT people at a “Champions of Change” event to be streamed live Thursday morning.
Carl Siciliano, the executive director of the Ali Forney Center for homeless and runaway LGBT youths, will be honored at the White House next month as a “champion of change.”
After deservedly winning the Academy Award for his screenplay for Milk and delivering a galvanizing acceptance speech, Black has directed a film, Virginia; is currently working on two screenplays; and is a founding member of the American foundation for Equal Rights, which is leading the federal case against California's discriminatory Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.
Nevada equality and union activists recently sent a letter urging the company to end its sponsorship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.