HNS had the great opportunity earlier this month to attend the red carpet for Lambda Legal’s 2016 West Coast Liberty Awards. We interviewed celebrities Kat Graham, Candis Cayne, MJ Dougherty and more about how this great organization is making a difference, LGBT issues and what inspires them. Check out our exclusive interviews below and be sure to out this amazing organization as well.
Kat Graham & Alissah Brooks:
Our Lady J:
Jim Burba & Bob Hayes:
Lambda Legal has worked for more than 40 years to achieve full recognition of civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and those living with HIV. Their annual West Coast Liberty Awards celebration is an evening of tribute to those who have made an impact on the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through advocacy, entertainment, legal and civic contributions, honoring outstanding individuals and organizations each year. As the country’s largest legal organization, Lambda Legal has worked for more than 40 years to achieve full recognition of civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and those living with HIV.
And, in the year since the 2015 West Coast Liberty Awards, Lambda Legal secured a landmark marriage equality victory from the US Supreme Court. This victory, decades in the making, was immediately met with resistance and retaliatory attempts by anti-gay opponents to hang on to outright discrimination. Most recently, in cooperation with the ACLU and Equality North Carolina, Lambda Legal filed suit against Governor Pat McCrory and the state of North Carolina to defeat a discriminatory law and to make clear that we are committed in our fight for justice.
To find out how you can get involved, visit Lambda Legal’s website at: www.lambdalegal.org