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  • Dustin Lance Black Screenwriter, Director and Activist

    Dustin Lance Black is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, writer, and social activist.  He won the Oscar and two WGA Awards for his screenplay MILK, the biopic of activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn, and in 2018 received the Valentine Davies Award from the Writers Guild of America for his body of work.  Black was also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California and […]

  • Brandon Anthony, Event Promoter & CEO of B.A.S.H

    Brandon Anthony is a renowned promoter who is changing the social scene.  Founder and CEO of Brandon Anthony’s Socialite House (B.A.S.H.) and curator of Summer B.A.S.H. and Los Angeles Urban Pride, Brandon has become the new face and voice of the L.A. social scene.  Hailing from New Orleans, the promoter and emcee now stands as a force in the City of Angeles and beyond. Brandon also works at The LA LGBT Center as a Health Education Specialist.  He hopes to […]

  • Amita Swadhin Educator, Storyteller and Activist Founder, Mirror Memoirs

    Amita Swadhin is an educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people.  Her commitments and approach to this work stem from her experiences as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents, including eight years of rape by her father. They are a frequent speaker at colleges, conferences and community organizations nationwide, and a consultant with over fifteen years of experience in nonprofits serving […]

  • Raquel Willis, Writer and Activist, Executive Director, Out Magazine

    Raquel Willis is a Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color. She is currently the Executive Editor of Out Magazine. In 2018, she was named a Jack Jones Literary Arts Sylvia Rivera Fellow.  She’s also a part of Echoing Ida, a national Black women and non-binary writers’ collective. She is a former National Organizer for Transgender Law Center. In 2018, she was also named a Open Society Foundations […]

  • Lorri L. Jean CEO, LA LGBT Center

    Angeles Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles, and in 2014 it named her one of the ten most inspiring women in Los Angeles.  Jean currently serves as CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people. Jean has been an activist on LGBT issues since 1979. She served as the lead plaintiff in the successful landmark lawsuit against Georgetown University to prohibit discrimination […]

  • Gabriel Maldonado, Community Organizer & CEO of TruEvolution

    Gabriel Maldonado is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TruEvolution, TruEvolution, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting for LGBT justice and advocating for the prevention and elimination of HIV/AIDS, serving the LGBTQ community in Riverside and San Bernardino county.  At the core of his work, Gabriel approaches public health from a human rights lens.  He acknowledges the unique health disparities experienced by those most disproportionately impacted by HIV that are fueled by social inequities and injustices. From poverty […]

  • Sherri Shepherd, Comedienne, Actress and Daytime Emmy Award-winning TV Host

    Whether it’s on stage at a comedy club or on the big screen, daytime Emmy award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s hilarious sense of humor has had audiences laughing out loud for over 20 years.  From executive producing and starring in her own sitcom SHERRI for Lifetime, to guest starring in the Emmy award-winning series 30 ROCK, Sherri has been in our living rooms bringing us joy through her comedic voice.  The exuberant actress, comedienne and author is a March of Dimes celebrity […]

  • Dr. Pamela Wiley, Speech Language Pathologist and Founder of LA Speech and Language Therapy Center

    Dr. Wiley began her professional career with LAUSD serving in several capacities. While she enjoyed each experience, she wanted to do more and more importantly she wanted to do it her way. In 1979, she decided to strike out on her own and open a speech therapy clinic in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles dedicated to providing quality services to children and their families from underserved communities. With the dramatic increase in autism diagnoses, Dr. Wiley and her […]

  • Norman Mineta, Political Pioneer

    A son of immigrants and forced into a U.S. World War II concentration camp as a child, Norman Mineta became the first Asian American mayor of a major city (San Jose, California); leading to a distinguished 20-year career in Congress; the first Asian American Cabinet member, serving two U.S. Presidents, a Democrat and Republican. He never forgot his roots or the shame and humiliation he and his family felt during WWII, and led the way for an apology from the […]

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