Friday, May 29, 2015

Judith Light Hosts Freedom Awards

 The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will commemorate a decade of transgender advocacy at its Freedom Awards benefit at The Art Directors Club in NYC on Monday, June 1st. The event will honor the Golden Globe Award-winning television series “Transparent” & long-time TLDEF partners BNY Mellon & Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of transgender rights. Transparent star & longtime LGBT rights champion Judith Light will host the event & Transparent star Alexandra Billings will accept the award on Transparent's behalf. Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity & expression & to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services & public policy efforts. The Freedom Awards will take placed at The Art Directors Club Gallery in Manhattan at 106 West 29th Street from 6:30 - 8:30P. In this exclusive audio byte we talked to fierce LGBT allies actors Judith Light & Jeffrey Tambor earlier this month at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards about their hit Amazon series “Transparent”. They both talked about the importance of using their celebrity to make change for LGBT & gender equality stating, “What is most important is that lives are being saved.”
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