WINDY CITY TIMES
||NCLR honors SF 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers, comedian Gina Yashere
This article shared 2191 times since Sat May 23, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The National Center of Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) today announced that they will be honoring San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers with their Trailblazer Award, presented by pro-athlete and transgender activist Chris Mosier, at the NCLR 2020 Anniversary Virtual Celebration on Saturday, May 30 at 6 pm ( PST ). Also being recognized during the annual celebration livestream event will be actress and comedian Gina Yashere, who will be receiving the LGBTQ legal nonprofit's Voice and Visibility Award, presented by comedian Dana Goldberg.
The all-virtual event, the first in the organization's 43-year history, will welcome NCLR's new Executive Director, Imani Rupert-Gordon, at her first Anniversary Celebration since joining the NCLR staff in March 2020, along with special guest video appearances, musical performances, signature cocktails, and a raffle. Special Guests that have been announced for the Virtual Celebration include celebrity emcee and comedian Dana Goldberg, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren ( MA ), sports icon and social justice pioneer Billie Jean King, comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster Cameron Esposito, performer Sandra Bernhard, stand-up comic Rhea Butcher, musician Be Steadwell, and actor Theo Germaine.
In addition, the Anniversary Virtual Celebration will include inspiration and entertainment from U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Josh Klipp & the Kliptones, Silvi Alcivar & the Poetry Store, and a special dance party to follow with DJ Lamont Young.
NCLR's Trailblazer Award is awarded yearly to an individual who has paved the way for LGBTQ people and who has stepped out to be visible and set a tone in their respective field, while the Voice & Visibility Award honors an individual who has used their talents, stardom, and platform to stand up for and with LGBTQ people, making the world more compassionate and equitable for us all.
The NCLR 2020 Anniversary Virtual Celebration will stream on via private link on Saturday, May 30 at 6 pm ( PST ). Any individual who makes a donation of any size to the organization by the time of the event will receive a link to view the livestream.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Since its founding, NCLR has maintained a longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and the LGBTQ community's most vulnerable. www.nclrights.org .
—From a press release
This article shared 2191 times since Sat May 23, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|U.S. Department of Education renews commitment to LGBTQ+ students, NCLR applaudes|
--From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds the U.S. Department of Education's renewed commitment to protecting LGBTQ students from discrimination in our nation's schools and universities. ...
|Exposure to homophobic attitudes linked to higher stress among sexual minorities|
--Press release from American Psychological Association - WASHINGTON — Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, potentially putting them at risk for multiple health problems ...
|NCLR campaign to highlight LGBTQ-welcoming faith-based service providers|
--From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights launched the "We Serve with Love" campaign, which seeks to demonstrate that faith-based service organizations and programs are ready to serve low-income LGBTQ people and ...
|Local lesbian couple talks new band The Q's, love story, other endeavors|
Singing has been a part of Debra Duncan and Kayla Quiros' lives since they were in high school. Now the married couple and The Q's bandmates have released their debut album, Us Who Know, chronicling their ...
|Women's soccer documentary to debut June 24 on HBO Max|
HBO Max debuted the official trailer for the women's soccer movie LFG ahead of the documentary's premiere on Thursday, June 24. Directed by Oscar winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, LFG is an inside account ...
"Now, therefore, I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America … do hereby proclaim June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month. I call upon the people of the ...
|National Women's Music Festival to stream June 30-July 4|
The beauty, power and wisdom of women will be celebrated at the 45th Annual National Women's Music Festival, which will be streamed on Mandolin.com on June 30-July 4. There will be a SheRocks Stage, Spotlight Stage, ...
|WORLD India court, trans death, Guatemalan LGBTQs, Gay Games|
A court in India ordered state and federal officials to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBTQ rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had ...
|Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee|
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...
|Noriega named chair of the state's Human Rights Commission|
Among the appointments Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker named to various state boards and commissions on June 4 was Mona Noriega as chair of the Human Rights Commission. ...
|NBC Out releases annual #Pride30 list|
--From a press release - NBC Out, part of NBCNews.com, has released its annual #Pride30 list, recognizing members of the LGBTQ community around the world who are making a difference. This year's list honors 30 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ...
|New queer comedy series revisits the women's bathroom|
Gal Pal Presents recently premiered a new comedy web series, titled Stalled, which aims to capture the gay nightclub women's restroom scene that you may have experienced, but may have flushed out of memory. The five-episode ...
|GLAAD at Pride: Protect the most vulnerable among us|
--From a press release - New York, NY - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today released a statement to honor the start of Pride Month, highlighting the ...
|Wisconsin LGBTQ History fundraiser honors 60th anniversary of LGBTQ uprising|
--From a press release - Milwaukee, WI - As Pride Month kicks off today across America, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project is launching a campaign to celebrate the birthplace of "pride" in Wisconsin, recognize a turning point in local LGBTQ history, ...
|Chicago LGBT veterans honor the fallen on Memorial Day|
The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) honored the fallen on Memorial Day with flowers at the granite monument on Halsted Street and Addison which honors LGBTQ veterans. The monument was commissioned ...