In honor of #Stonewall50, @NBCOut’s #pride50 list celebrates 30 contemporary change-makers and rising stars, along with 20 veterans, of the LGBTQ rights movement. http://Nbcnews.to/pride50 #Pride (1/31)
Musician Brandi Carlile’s sixth and highest-charting studio album earned her 3 Grammy Awards this year, making her the first openly LGBTQ person to win in the Best Americana Album and Best American Roots performance categories. #pride50 (3/31) https://nbcnews.to/2WGtN1S
Bishop Karen Oliveto first felt her calling to God at age 11. Now, at 61, she’s celebrated as the first out lesbian to be elected bishop in the United Methodist Church. #pride50 (5/31) https://nbcnews.to/2wWCDyl
Tanya Saracho, show-runner for Starz show ‘Vida’, is dedicated to telling stories from an LGBTQ and Latinx perspective, placing queer actors, crew members and writers at the forefront. #pride50 (6/31) https://nbcnews.to/2WL2OHo
Urooj Arshad, a queer Muslim immigrant woman, rarely saw people like herself represented in the LGBTQ community.
This inspired her involvement with organizations that work to help people like her hold on to all of their identities. #pride50 (8/31) https://nbcnews.to/2Rhl45o
Alysse Dalessandro's blog is a destination for fashion, travel and lifestyle content for the plus-size and LGBTQ communities.
To plus-size LGBTQ people who want to pursue a career in fashion, she says: “Don’t be afraid to stand out.” #pride50 (9/31) https://nbcnews.to/2XKbvyp
Comedian Ryan O’Connell is the creator, writer and star in the Netflix series ‘Special’ about a gay man with cerebral palsey. Based on his real-life experience, he hopes the show brings visibility to people with disabilities. #pride50 (11/31) https://nbcnews.to/2IGyELG
Growing up, Bowen Yang was an ‘SNL’ fanatic, but couldn’t see himself on the staff because he hadn’t previously seen many people who looked like him on the show.
His perception changed when he became a writer for the show in 2018. #pride50 (12/31) https://nbcnews.to/2KhEbvt
In 2018, soccer player Collin Martin came out as gay to the public via a social media post. He is the only openly gay man currently playing in any of the major US sports leagues. #pride50 (13/31) https://nbcnews.to/2MNbKaJ
Eric Marcus is keeping the legacy of LGBTQ icons alive with his ‘Making Gay History’ podcast, which excavates rare audio interviews from legendary LGBTQ figures. #pride50 (14/31) https://nbcnews.to/2wSuJpD
The kindness of strangers helped Seth Owen realize his dream of attending Georgetown. Now, he's dedicated to giving back to others.
Owen created Unbroken Horizons, a scholarship for LGBTQ students with volatile home situations. #pride50 (16/31) https://nbcnews.to/2XcYn7W
David Johns is dedicated to making the world a better place for the black LGBTQ community.
He serves as executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization empowering the black LGBTQ community. #pride50 (17/31) https://nbcnews.to/2KPF6Tf
Amit Paley began volunteering at the Trevor Project in 2011. He is now the CEO and executive director of the national organization, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. #pride50 (23/31) https://nbcnews.to/2XPIGRc
YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh has been building an online audience for nearly a decade.
When ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ premieres on NBC, she will be the first bisexual late-night host on television. #pride50 (24/31) https://nbcnews.to/2XcERbA
Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik is a graduate of West Point and Army Ranger school, a former infantry platoon leader, a physical therapist and a veteran of the Afghan war. She’s also a proud transgender woman. #pride50 (27/31) https://nbcnews.to/2KQkBpK
Through writing, performance art, event curation and public speaking, Alok Vaid-Menon advocates for transgender and gender-conforming communities.
“I feel a sense of obligation to reflect the reality of my community.” #pride50 (30/31) https://nbcnews.to/2wUA1Rr
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