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GLSEN Rise Up LA To Honor Orville Peck

By Charlotte Robinson, October 18, 2023

GLSEN the fabulous org dedicated to creating safe & inclusive K-12 schools for our LGBTQ youth announced they will honor celebrated country singer & songwriter Orville Peck with the Champion Award at Rise Up LA its annual fundraising event that takes place Saturday October 28th at Neuehouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. Melanie Willingham-Jaggers GLSEN Executive Director stated, "Rise Up LA symbolizes GLSEN's dedication to uplifting those who use their platform to amplify LGBTQ+ voices & advocate for inclusivity. Orville Peck’s authentic advocacy & commitment to championing a world where LGBTQ+ youth can feel safe & embraced reflects GLSEN’s mission. We’re also welcoming our presenters—Sherry Cola, Wayne Brady & Fortune Feimster— to the stage for using their voices, talents & platforms to create positive change in the world.” Peck is breaking barriers in country music & serves as a beacon of hope for LGBTQ youth currently experiencing harmful discrimination & legislation across the country. Orville’s last album, “BRONCO” received critical & commercial acclaim. Prior to that he released his “Show Pony” EP which featured a duet with global country icon Shania Twain. He is currently starring in Reese Witherspoon’s “My Kind of Country” on AppleTV. For over 33 years GLSEN has championed LGBTQ issues in K-12 education to create safe & supportive LGBTQ inclusive schools for all students. GLSEN believes every student has the right to a safe & affirming education regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression because no young person should have to choose between their wellbeing & an education. Rise Up LA is made possible by sponsors Wells Fargo Hollister, Target, Amazon Music & Amazon MGM Studios. 

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