Positive Contribution & Advocacy
P O S I T I V E C O N T R I B U T I O N
Ellen DeGeneres, a well known and loved talk-show host, is a part of the LGBTIs community; with identifying her self as a lesbian. Ellen came out 20 years and it was significantly important for the LGBTIs community because it gave them encouragemnt to follow in her foot steps and to not be afraid but proud. She is so widley liked and full of kidness which is significant to the wider community becuase it made us challenge our own assumptions. Also helped remind us that we have more in common.
It took a lot of courage for Ellen to come out, and to boradcast it. Gives hopes to those who are hiding in their shadows. She has showed that no matter who you are or what you are you can make a difference. Obama - "she inspires us to be better, one dance, one joke at a time". Ellen has had a vast impact on the wider community through her postive attributes which has helped better their opion.
A D V O C A C Y
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade - (SGLMG) is a non-profit member-bases organisation that puts on the SGLMG Parade and festival in the streets of Syndey to raise awareness and visibility of GLBT communites. One of the worls largest and most loved LGBTIs celebration. It communicates the universal message of diversity, equality and infinite love though all the colours of the kaleidoscope. Many people come from different regions to attend the destival in pride of who they are. It has been created for the benefit of Sydney's LGBTI community and an acceptance of LGBIT rights.
Their aim is to raise visibilty for the gorup through;
- providing the oppourtunity for LGBTIs through the use of SGLMG to make a statment of pride
- providing resources and opportuites to their community for creative and politicsal expression
- embracing LGBTIs from the broader community to share their vision
They speak up for the group in the sense that we should love all, no matter what colour, race, relgion, gender identiy and celebrate the power and beauty of diversity.