, our Campus Ambassadors celebrate their intersecting black identities.
"My journey into who I am and embracing my queerness and my Blackness is knowing that there are Black queer heroes"
“The ampersand represents the power of our voices together. We must stand in unity and resist the forces that seek to divide us. All of us. Because no one is just one identity, and many of us are under attack.” - @glaad
We asked you to send words of encouragement to the LGBTQ Olympians competing in #Pyeongchang
, and here’s what you had to say. Go to the link in our bio to keep showing the love for the athletes at the #Olympics
Past recipients of the Stephen F. Kolzak award at the #GLAADAwards
Stephen Kolzak (February 19, 1953 - September 19, 1990), pictured on the right with actor Michael Mitz, who was best known for casting TV series Cheers, died of AIDS in Sherman Oaks Community Hospital at the age of 37.
Kolzak’s companion, writer Paul Monette, also later died of AIDS on February 10, 1995.
Kolzak, a native of Hartford, graduated from @Harvard
and had been senior vice president of casting and talent at @columbiapictures
Television until his illness forced him to quit in 1987. He then became an AIDS awareness activist in Hollywood.
In October 1987, Kolzak was arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court building during a march for LGBT rights. A year later, he was again arrested at the Food and Drug Administration during a demonstration protesting government drug policy
In 1984, Kolzak received the Artios Award from the Casting Society of America for his work on Cheers.
During his career, Kolzak supervised casting for tv shows including Starsky and Hutch, Silver Spoons, The Jeffersons and Who's the Boss.
Kolzak later worked with Hollywood studios to develop plans for dealing with AIDS in the workplace and was featured in a TV Guide cover story on AIDS in the television industry.
Stephen F. Kolzak Award is a special Media Award presented annually to an openly LGBTQ member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia.
It has been awarded since 1991, with Kolzak being the posthumous inaugural recipient.
“Using your power to story tell, at a time when all of our rights are under attack, is more important than ever.” Our CEO @sarahkateellis
spoke about creating LGBTQ-inclusive content for kids at #kss18
Gus Kenworthy’s loved ones rooting him on is an #Olympics
mood we can get used to. 🏳️🌈❤️😭
Legends supporting legends 🏳️🌈😭
LGBTQ expressions of love as activism have a deep history and a bright future. The amp College Sweetheart series explores conceptions of love, identity, media, and activism in the lives of young LGBTQ activists who were finding themselves and falling in love during the LGBTQ movement of the 21st century. Hit the link in our bio to see all the photos. 💕💞💓💗💖💘💝
"This kiss took place in my seventh period woodshop class... so nothing can get gayer than that."
we asked our amp contributors to tell us about their first #LGBTQkiss
and what that milestone means to their identity. 💋😘➡️ .
Get in our comments and tell us about your first #LGBTQkiss
🚨🚨🚨 INTRODUCING a new young creator series: amp.
amp features content and stories created by and for young change makers. The amp community is made up of people just like you: we are students, stans, artists, media junkies, activists, and more. As members of the largest LGBTQ generations in history, we need a place to share our ideas, connect, and mobilize our networks. Our voice and vision deserve to be amplified. That’s why we have amp. 🚀 (check it at the link in our bio)