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GLSEN Respect Everywhere

Fall 2020

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Kalen Allen (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) directs the story of E. Smith, GLSEN’s 2019 Student Advocate of the Year and Harvard freshman (they/them), is a black, queer, non-binary, student dedicating their life to using their voice to generate positive social change.

Matt Bomer (The Boys in the Band) directs the story of Georgia native, Austin Laufersweiler (he/him), whose journey to progressive activism began with a simple GLSEN sticker, which led them, to the halls of Washington, D.C.

Rob Hardy (All American) directs the story of scholar, artist, athlete, aspiring educator, and bisexual, non-binary trans man, JP Grant (he/him), who charts his own course and is fiercely dedicated to educating others about LGBTQ+ issues.

Joe Mantello (The Boys in the Band) directs the story of Gabriel DiCenzo (he/him). After a hard-fought struggle against middle school bullies and isolation, Los Angeles high school senior Gabriel DiCenzo has followed the path from struggle to acceptance to celebration about his sexuality.

Antoni Porowski (Queer Eye) directs the story of proud first-generation Cambodian queer immigrant, Darid Prom (they/them), a rising first-year student at Swarthmore College, who had to navigate a new country even as he began his journey of self-acceptance.

Octavia Spencer (Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) directs the story of Jessica Chiriboga (she/her), a mixed-race lesbian, a scholar, an activist, a two-sport athlete, and a quadruplet, who found balance with her Christian faith and sexual identity.


EVENT CO-CHAIRS

Andrew Graham
Patrick Moran
Jeanette Perez
Ben Roy
Chip Sullivan

HOST COMMITTEE

Ryan Aguirre
Larry Angrisani
Kalen Allen
Walter Humphrey Barbary
Kevin Brockman & Dan Berendsen
Shannon Beveridge
Jason Collins & Brunson Green
Andy Gelb
Brandon Kyle Goodman
Tom Hayford
Mike Irvin
Richard Konigsberg & Craig Olsen
RJ Larese
Joey Levine
Carlos Eric Lopez
Carl Miller & Jonathan Bryson
Duncan Millership & Simon Thomas
Cody Morris & Christopher Landon
Eileen Quast
Cammie Scott
Perry Seaman
Mimi Slavin

EVENT PRODUCER

STAMP Event Management

Kalen Allen and E. Smith for Respect Everywhere: “E: Hope for the Best”                                                 

GLSEN’s National Student Council and Eliza Byard on How to Show Respect Everywhere

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS 

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Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers
Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers
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Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
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Bruce Bozzi & Bryan Lourd
Bruce Bozzi & Bryan Lourd
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Jess Cagle & Matt Whitney
Jess Cagle & Matt Whitney
 
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Connor Franta
Connor Franta
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Bob Greenblatt
Robert Greenblatt
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Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg
Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg
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Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
 
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Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
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Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi
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Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
 
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AS OF OCTOBER 23RD, 2020