In honor of PRIDE, Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez, along with the cast and producers of Pose, came together for a one-hour virtual event in partnership with GLSEN, Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.
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Emceed by Emmy®, Grammy®, and Tony®-award winning actor and activist Billy Porter along with co-star Mj Rodriguez, this event brought together the voices of Pose for stories, songs, and support of LGBTQ+ education, social change for sexual and gender minority people of color and transgender equality through legal services and policy efforts.
STARRING: Sandra Bernhard, Dyllón Burnside, Steven Canals, Angel Bismark Curiel, Our Lady J, Dominique Jackson, Patti LuPone, Jeremy McClain, Janet Mock, Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, Ryan Jamaal Swain, and Charlayne Woodard.
Founded in 2003, TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) works with LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 by providing a safe place to access basic needs, mental health and physical wellness programs, academic enrichment, and job readiness trainings. HMI also supports other youth-facing organizations to help them better meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Hetrick-Martin Institute also partners with House Lives Matter, a home-grown peer leadership and advocacy project that promotes wellness, quality of life, rights and resiliency among youth and adults in the House Ball Community and mobilizes members from different Houses and regions across the U.S. around a shared advocacy agenda.
GLSEN's mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.