Supermodel and transgender advocate Andreja Pejić speaks about growing up feeling different and her groundbreaking partnership with Kenneth Cole.
A devoted mother, registered nurse, and founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jane shares her story with parents and community leaders, encouraging people to not merely "accept" or "tolerate" children and youth who come out as LGBTQ, but to embrace them and celebrate them.
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)'s Dr. Beverly Hutton speaks about making schools safer and more supportive places for LGBTQ youth.
Scott Sapperstein and Cynt Marshall speak about the importance of LGBTQ visibility and explain why AT&T is committed to LGBTQ youth.
Mother of Ryan Murphy, Andy talks about her journey to to educate the world about LGBTQ acceptance and how parents can support their children.
HRC Youth Ambassador Monique Ross speaks about her experience in foster care and being adopted at the age of 20.
HRC Youth Ambassadors Tamara Williams and Thomas Davis speak about being HIV+ young people and Deondre Moore tells of what steps we can take to make AIDS a thing of the past.
HRC Youth Ambassador Paolo Veloso speaks about the importance of bisexual visibility and inclusion.
HRC’s All Children–All Families project promotes LGBT cultural competency among child welfare agencies through innovative resources including an online agency self-assessment tool; comprehensive staff training, free technical assistance, and more. Child welfare agencies that recruit, license, support and place with adoption/foster families and/or provide direct services to youth in out-of-home care are eligible to participate.
Director of HRCF's Welcoming Schools Program Johanna Eager speaks about how to make schools safer and more accepting of LGBTQ Youth, and shares a story of how communities were changed through readings of the children's book "I Am Jazz".
Elliot Kennedy, Special Expert, LGBT Affairs of the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads a panel to talk about steps the Federal Government can take to make this country a safer place for LGBTQ Youth.
BBVA's EVP, Director of Corporate Responsibility & Reputation Rey Ocañas talks about how Corporate America should support LGBTQ youth every day.
Author, star of TLC's "I Am Jazz", and HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings speaks to the attendees about the need for transgender inclusion in schools and the importance of LGBT acceptance and progress.
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julán Castro speaks to the attendees of the 2016 Time To THRIVE Conference for LGBTQ youth-serving professionals.
ABC News anchor and host of "What Would You Do?" John Quiñones receives the Upstander Award for his work educating the public about issues affecting the LGBTQ community.
Fitness trainer and host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" receives the Upstander Award for his brave coming out story featured on his show. Since coming out, he's publicly worked to make the country a safer place for LGBT people.
New Jersey high school history teacher and People's "Sexiest Teacher of the year" Nicholas Ferroni receives the Upstander award for his public advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community and speaks about how to make the world a safer and more hopeful place for LGBTQ youth.
Everyone's favorite mom Betty Degeneres joins Blossom Brown to talk about the importance of parental acceptance for LGBTQ youth and adults.
PFLAG Board Member, Logo Trailblazer and mother of a transgender son, Marsha Aizumi gets emotional while speaking about her journey to accept her transgender son and the importance of full equality for all LGBT people.
American Counseling Association's CEO Rich Yep speaks to the attendees about creating safe spaces in the profession of counseling.
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