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New LGBT Athletes & Artists Group

By Charlotte Robinson, May 29, 2013
Gay activist David McFarland the former Chair & CEO of the Trevor Project & a global philanthropy advisor has launched a new nonprofit organization called “United for Equality in Sports & Entertainment”. The new organization will serve as a national & international advocacy group in achieving equality in sport & entertainment for LGBT athletes & artists. McFarland, UESE’s CEO stated, “I am thrilled to announce the launch of United for Equality in Sports & Entertainment. Sport & entertainment have the unique power to ignite, attract, mobilize & inspire. By their very nature, sport & entertainment provide effective platforms to promote the ideals of respect, acceptance, fairness, sportsmanship & equality for all. As a community that cares, we must take a bigger stance now, particularly for LGBT youth who need the leadership of an organization like UESE. Each one of us deserves a chance to dream for the future, no matter who we are, who we love or how we express our gender. For too many LGBT young people, the built-in safety nets of support, acceptance and caring do not exist in sport.” Since leaving The Trevor Project in 2012, McFarland has spent the last year developing & building the infrastructure & mission for UESE. UESE, based in Los Angeles, will steer the conversation around promoting equality for all in sport & entertainment. UESE will collaborate with its partners to raise awareness about the importance of equality as a powerful tool in the advancement of social change & the creation of a safe & educated environment for openly LGBT athletes & artists. For More Info: UESE.org
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