Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PFLAG National To Honor NFL’s Ayanbadejo and Kluwe, Author John Irving with Straight for Equality Awards at Fifth Annual Gala

Brendon Ayanbadejo
Washington, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest grassroots-based non-profit for families, friends, and straight allies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people—will honor NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Superbowl Championship-winning Baltimore Ravens and Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings (Straight for Equality in Sports), and award-winning author John Irving (Straight for Equality in Literature) at the fifth annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala.  The evening will be hosted by comedian/writer/producer Lizz Winstead, co-creator of THE DAILY SHOW and co-founder of AIR AMERICA radio. Additional honorees will be named in coming weeks. 
“While the last year has been a turning point in moving equality forward for GLBT people, these three men have been at the forefront of their respective fields for years, paving the way for others to speak out,” said PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby. “To have not one but two NFL players speaking out in such an impassioned way—not to mention using the Superbowl as a platform to move this conversation forward—is a major milestone in major league sports in this country. And Mr. Irving has been writing about the lives of GLBT people for years…long before his own son came out to him.”

Straight for Equality—a national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National— focuses on the next generation of straight allies joining together with GLBT people in the effort to achieve equality for all. 

Straight for Equality Awards are presented to individuals who are transforming the way that GLBT people are understood and treated, using their talents and platforms in their respective fields to empower others to become engaged and outspoken allies for GLBT equality.

John Irving
Of accepting the award, Literature honoree Irving said, “When I wrote THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1978), I thought I was done with the subject of intolerance of our sexual differences; I believed that acceptance of sexual minorities was right around the corner, and that sexual intolerance would soon fade away.  But with IN ONE PERSON (2012), I was once more making a plea for sexual tolerance; the hero of this novel is a bisexual man—the people he heroizes are two transgender women.  How lucky I am to have a gay son.  When he was nineteen, my son Everett was the ideal first reader for IN ONE PERSON—someone I love, someone I’m proud of, and someone who’s proud of me.  And I’m very proud to be receiving a Straight for Equality Award, very honored to be in the company of the other honorees.”

Chris Kluwe
Sports honoree Kluwe echoeds Irving’s sentiments stating, “I'm greatly honored to be accepting the Straight for Equality in Sports Award. But at the same time the feeling is bittersweet, because all I did is what anyone else would do – the right thing. Hopefully one day we will no longer need to have award ceremonies for acting like a human being, because treating each other with empathy and respect will be the accepted norm.”

The Fifth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, April 4th in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Tickets are available by visiting www.straightforequality.org/2013gala.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Likewise because Lange 1, there's the actual rolex replica uk hr as well as moment counter-top from 9 that has precious metal paintball guns, imprinted moment paintball guns, as well as utilizes Roman numbers with regard to fake rolex sale. Due to the fact prices will vary very through store in order to rolex replica uk store, it really is advised that you simply pick the time for you to analysis as well as assess prices to be able to obtain instead greatest provide. You'll be able to uncover cheap breitling replica all of them on discount sales from as much as 45% off all list, if you understand wherever to look! Finally, help to make good that you just tend to be coping with an honest fake breitling uk seller which offers just 100% genuine designer watches, because you will find numerous rolex replica uk stores that provide Replcia or even knock-off wrist watches

Coco Ada said...

There are in actuality added absolutely famous, French bonbon makers the actuality that still cover shops and additionally factories that accept already consistently been accepted continued as anon as they were set up. For abbreviate and beefy girls you charge to
replica watches pay accurate absorption for the handbags you accept to buy. Abate accoutrements may attending best in you back ample ones may accomplish you even shorter. Abbreviate purses will actualize acme and will accomplish you attending taller than you use to hermes replica be.The curvyLouis Vuitton Canada Aperture ones are advantageous because a backpack can accent your curve. You can accept a backpack that hits just aloft the waist. These will attending abundant in breitling replica your posture. Accepting a average sized backpack will plan best in acceptable such physique type.For additional sized physique blazon you accept to abstain application baby handbags because this tends to accomplish you attending bigger. Aswell abstain handbags that has abbreviate straps. Try handbags Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags that are hardly added and beyond than accustomed sizes back they will accomplish you arise smaller.So now you already accept an louis vuitton replica abstraction how to accept a backpack that apparel your physique type. Remember that handbags do not alone Replica Handbags depend on your physique blazon but aswell on rolex replica the accouterments you are cutting including the shoes.Clothes accomplish the man and it is the attributes of girls or ladies to dress themselves beautifully and specially.





alsaid abdalhak said...

نقدمها لعملائنا بالرياض فنحن نقدم لكمافضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض حيث نقدم لكم خدمات نقل الاثاث في مدينة الرياض نقوم بنقل الاثاث بافضل الطرق الحديثة بالاضافة الي ان تقوم بتكسير الاثاث بالكامل فنحن نقدم لكم شركة نقل عفش خارج الرياضكما اننا نقوم بتسليك المجاري بالرياض بافضل بجميع انواعها يتوفر لدينا افضل انواع المعدات الحديثة نقوم بتسليك مجاري المطبخ بالرياض و كذلك البالوعات من ناحية رش المبيدات فنحن نقوم رش مبيدات قوية قادرة علي قتل الحشرات فاذا كنت تريد شركة لرش المبيدات القوية فعليك زيارة الرابط التالي نقوم بتنظيف شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض بافضل الادوات الموجودة في الاسواق نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بمواد تنظيف قوية جدا نقوم بغسيل الكنب فعليك ان تكون حذر اثناء القيام بتنظيف الكنب فنحن نقوم بتنظيف الكنب باقل الاسعار فنحن نقوم بتقديم الخدمة امامكشركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض نقوم بمكافحة الحشرات بافضل انواع المبيدات التي من الممكن ان تقوم بقتل الفئران و الصرصيركما اننا نقدم لكم ايضا خدمة تسليك المجاري فنحن افضل شركة افضل شركة لتنظيف الكنب بالمملكة العربية السعودية و بجميع مدنها بالكامل نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بافضل المواد الموجودة بالاسواق كما اننا نوفرشركة رش مبيدات شمال الرياض لكم الضمان الكامل لتلك العملية الصعبة و الشاقة اذا كنت تريد شركة لكشف تسربات المياه او تسربات الغاز فتفضل الان شركة المنارة افضل شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض و ايضا بالمملكة العربية السعودية توفر لكم افضل معدات التنظيف التي ينتج عن استخدامها نسبة نجاح تصل الي 99% فنحن الطيب شركة رش مبيدات بجدة نعترف بذلك فتفضل بزيارة قسم غسيل المسابحان من الناس الذين يروا ان شركة الطيب افضل شركة كشف تسربات المياه فاننا ايضا افضل شركة لمعالجة ارتفاع فاتورة المياه بالريا و بالمملكة العربية السعوديةشركة جلي رخام بالرياضاذا كنت تريد نظافة مضمونة لبيتك فعليك ان تقوم بزيارة الرابط التالي لان شركة الطيب افضل شركة تنظيف منازل شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياضشكرا لكم عملائنا الكرام علي تقييمك للشركة
شركة الطيب تعتبر افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض و بالدمام و بجدة و بمكة و بالخرج و بجميع انحاء المملكة العربية السعودية عزيزي العميل ان الطيب تنظيف كنب بالرياض
اتصل الان علي الطيب افضل شركة للخدمات المنزلية بالرياض و بالمملكة العربية السعودية