Uprising of Love Hangout Series: During the third week of January and in preparation for the start of the Winter Olympics in early February, a group of the countries leading LGBTI organizations will host a series of Hangouts during an Olympics inspired LGBTI Rights week. These Hangouts will engage the larger community in discussion about the importance of acceptance in sports while also discussing LGBTI rights generally.
LGBTI IN THE MEDIA HANGOUT:
Coinciding with the GLAAD Media Award nominations announced mid-January, the Hangout will discuss the current state of LGBTI representation and portrayal in the media. The Hangout will feature Wilson Cruz (+GLAAD), +Noah Michelson (+The Huffington Post), Andrew Rannells (GIRLS, Book of Mormon) actress Lily Tomlin, Michelle Garcia (The Advocate), and +Janina Gavankar (True Blood). The Hangout will be moderated by +Eric Sasson (+The Wall Street Journal).