LIVE OUT LOUD’S 2019 Young Trailblazers Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ross Schwartz Email: Ross@OpenlyUnconventional.com                                                          Phone: 718-644-7424 Eric Marcus, Wade Davis and Comcast NBCUniversal TO BE HONORED AT LIVE OUT LOUD’S 2019 YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS GALA TUESDAY, MAY  7thAT THE LIGHTHOUSE, NYC (NEW YORK, NEW YORK – April 17, 2019) —In celebration of its eighteen-year anniversary, Live Out Loud’s Young Trailblazers Gala will be on May 7th, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, NYC. Co-hosts Judy Gold and Marquise Vilsónwill emcee the event honoring Author and Historian Eric Marcus, Advocate and Activist Wade Davis, and Corporate {Read More}

What An “Evil Queen” Taught Me About Living With BPD

Written by Kendall Claire           Trigger warning for brief references to self-harm and trauma It’s not uncommon for people to feel connected to fictional characters they see aspects of themselves in. It’s also not uncommon to recognise traits we’d like to embody in the characters we love. Whether art imitates life, or life imitates art, it is always possible for us to learn from characters and experience personal growth as a result.  The character who has {Read More}

Let The Haters Go!

Written by Jenn Sadai     I’m writing this article as much for myself as it is for everyone else. I have haters who sometimes get inside my head and wreak havoc. I used to spend so much time thinking about the people who were rooting for my failure and I wasn’t focused on all of the people who were cheering for my success.  The happier I am and the more successful I become, the more my haters try to {Read More}

BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Clayne Crawford inspires us to #BeTheChange

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The truth is that many of us are born into privilege in some way – whether it be geography, race, gender –  and we need to understand what that means not only for our own lives but how it impacts others in ways we may not even realize. Poverty, injustice and inequality won’t end unless those who have privilege begin to understand the {Read More}

6th Grader B. Wright Stands Up For the LGBTQ Community & Bullying In A Big Way: She Will Not Be Silenced

Written by B. Wright I am a 6th Grader living in Florida. Over the past few years I have personally noticed a recurring issue that is unfortunately affecting countless of innocent people who don’t deserve this treatment. I had originally started this letter with the intention to present it to my peer counseling class, which is an elective class that teaches us all about kindness, how to work together with others, and basically get along in a world where not {Read More}

Bullying Awareness Month: Diana’s Story

Written by Diana Fusella I was bullied for most of my childhood, except I didn’t even realize that’s what it was until I started reading the stories. I lead a very sheltered life as my parents were strict, so I was a bit naive to it all, I just thought that was the way things were.  At first I was bullied because of my nationality, even though I was born in Australia, my parents were born in Italy, so I {Read More}

Face Forward LA 2018 Gala La Dolce Vita: Hollywood Steps Out for Domestic Violence

Written by Dana Jacoviello The 9th annual Face Forward gala of the year was held on September 22, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and what an event it was. Everything that it was hyped up to be, was certainly delivered. The theme this year was La Dolce Vita, which translates into ‘the sweet life’ in Italian. The theme and ambiance of the entire night was embraced fully from the music to the food. The night began with talent arriving {Read More}

Why Sexual Assault is Acceptable: Do Not Let The Title Fool You

  Written by Jenn Sadai           As a woman who has been sexual assaulted by various men throughout her life, it breaks my heart that it’s more than just tolerated, it’s actually accepted. The #MeToo movement may have taken down its share of powerful men, but they were only the tip of the iceberg. Countless other well-known men have long lists of accusers, including the President of the United States, and justice is not even being {Read More}

Celebrity Activism Series: Mira Sorvino Teaches Us Why Staying Silent Is No Longer An Option

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” ― Albert Einstein When we talk about celebrity activism, there are a few different degrees of involvement from the arts and entertainment community. Some will use their platform to spread awareness of the issues they care about, others will get involved with not-for-profit organizations as celebrity spokespersons to support solutions they believe in, and there are a few who will make it part of their everyday job {Read More}

We Are All Human

Written by Lara Antoine           3 men walk into a bar; A Russian, an American, and a Mexican. They all order a beer and sit down to drink. The Russian drinks his beer first then throws it out the window. The bartender asked him “why did he throw out his beer?” The Russian said, “he had a lot of those in his country.” The Mexican drinks his beer and throws it out the window too. The {Read More}

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