Professional football player Michael Sam addresses the 2015 Time To THRIVE Conference. Sam was the first openly gay NFL player, and continues to inspire LGBTQ youth all across the world. LGBT activist Judy Shepard presents him with the Upstander Award.
Actor, author and activist George Takei has been a vocal, outspoken advocate for LGBTQ equality for decades. His commitment to youth is unparalleled. Dolores Huerta presents Takei with the Upstander Award at the Time To THRIVE Conference.
Dr. Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project is honored with the Upstander Award at the Time To THRIVE Conference for her work with LGBTQ youth and their families.
Transgender teen activist and children's book author Jazz Jennings addresses the attendees of the Time To THRIVE Conference.
Debi Jackson made news when she stood up for her transgender daughter at a local school board meeting in 2014. She speaks to the importance of embracing your children and navigating gender identity with them.
CEO of the American Counseling Association Rich Yep addresses the attendees of the Time To THRIVE Conference.
HRC Youth Ambassador Giovanni Blair McKenzie speaks to the experience of growing up in Jamaica and fighting for equality for LGBTQ youth of color.
HRC Foundation Welcoming Schools Director Joanna Eager addresses the Time To THRIVE Conference.
President of AT&T California addresses the youth-serving professionals of the Time To THRIVE Conference and speaks of the importance of corporate support of LGBTQ equality and leadership.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici addresses the Time To THRIVE Conference.
HRC Youth Ambassador Thomas Davis speaks about living life with HIV and the need for more honesty and inclusiveness in sexual education programs.
HRC Foundation Vice President and CFO Jeff Krehely moderates a panel including Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education Catherine Lahmon, Assistant Secretary,Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education Pam Karlan, and Director, Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services Jocelyn Samuels to discuss the needs special for LGBTQ Youth in America.
True Colors Fund's Deputity Executive Director Dr. Jama Shelton addresses the Time To THRIVE Conference to speak about LGBTQ homelessness and other struggles they face.
HRC's Director of the Children, Youth, and Families Program Ellen Kahn joins member of Devereaux's LGBTQ Leadership Team Yvette Jackson to discuss their partnership to ensure that LGBTQ Families are included and safe in Foster Care.
NEA Executive Committee member George Sheridan addresses the Time To THRIVE Conference about the special needs of LGBTQ youth in education.
Planned Parenthood Youth Online Health Education Program Director Deborah Levin and HRC's Foundation Project Manager Noël Gordon discuss findings of a study about LGBTQ involvement in Sexual Health Education.
Daniella Carter, featured in MTV's 2014 Documentary "The T Word" knows first hand what homelessness and violence can do to the transgender community. She speaks to the Time To THRIVE Conference in Portland, OR about how youth-serving professionals can help end those problems and more.
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