FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As part of LGBT Pride Month, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will host a commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Stonewall to highlight progress made and underscore the challenges ahead in realizing equality for LGBT citizens, both domestically and internationally. The event will feature actor and producer Zachary Quinto, veteran LGBT activist Bill Bahlman, and youth activist at The Trevor Project, Alyx Steadman.
The event will take place at Roosevelt House at Hunter College in New York, NY, located at 47-49 E. 65th Street, on Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 pm (EDT), and will be live streamed at http://new.livestream.com/roosevelthouse/stonewall-at-45. For media access, please contact Anthony Deaton at (212) 415-4153 or DeatonAA@state.gov. Hashtags for the event include #Stonewall45 and #NYCPride.
The United States Mission to the United Nations works across the UN system to promote LGBT rights. In 2011, with strong support and leadership from the United States, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a landmark resolution expressing grave concern at acts of violence and discrimination committed against people because of their sexual orientation and reaffirmed that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Last year, the UN hosted the first ever ministerial meeting on the LGBT rights. Organized by the UN’s LGBT Core Group, which includes the United States, the ministerial resulted in a declaration by Core Group member states reaffirming their commitment to eliminating violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
About The Trevor Project:
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
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