Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-07-26
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Kyra Sedgwick to join GLSEN's National Board of Directors
From a press release
2013-08-14

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


NEW YORK — Aug. 14, 2013 — GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, today officially announced that Kyra Sedgwick, Emmy®, Golden Globe® and People's Choice® Award winning actress, will join its National of Board Directors. Ms. Sedgwick shared the news on the Aug. 13 episode of Bravo TV's late-night talk show "What What Happens: Live" to host Andy Cohen.

"There is just no room in our education system for bullying, and GLSEN is on the frontlines striving to make schools safer for not only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, but for all youth," said Ms. Sedgwick. "I have been a GLSEN supporter for years and am excited to become even more involved with their outstanding mission to create safe and respectful schools for our young people."

"We are thrilled to have Kyra join our Board, and look forward to having her lend her voice and efforts to helping us ensure that every child is treated with respect," said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN's Executive Director. "I am incredibly fortunate to work alongside a talented and committed Board to advance our mission and Kyra is now the latest remarkable addition to our ranks."

Ms. Sedgwick is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama "The Closer." Sedgwick's role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season. Sedgwick made her acting debut at the age of 16 on the TV soap opera "Another World," and in 1988 co-starred in a TV version of Lanford Wilson's "Lemon Sky." During the 1990s she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including "Singles" (1992), "Heart and Souls" (1993), "Something to Talk About" (1995) and "Phenomenon," in which she played the love interest of John Travolta's character. In addition, she starred in the Emmy Award—winning made-for-TV film "Miss Rose White" as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity, and played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003's "Secondhand Lions" and Stella Peck in the 2007 film "The Game Plan." She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film "The Woodsman." In 2009, Ms. Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.

Members of the 2013 GLSEN National Board of Directors include: GLSEN Board Chairman Kevin Brockman (Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney-ABC Television Group); Board Vice Chairman David Huebner (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Utah); Board Treasurer Keith Powell (Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Technology Solutions Group, Nortek Inc.); and Board Secretary Madelaine Adelman (Associate Professor, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University).

Additional board members include: Rohini Anand (Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo); Cindy Armine (Executive Vice President, JPMorgan & Chase Co.); Bob Chlebowski (Executive Vice President, Distribution Strategies and Services, Wells Fargo & Co.); Arthur L. Coleman (Managing Partner, Education Counsel, LLC); David H. Dancer (Vice President, Partnership Marketing, Teleflora); Daniel Duty (Vice President, Global Affairs, Target); Barbara Frankel (Senior Vice President & Executive Editor, DiversityInc.); Michael Lombardo (President of Programming, HBO); Michael Manthei (Partner, Holland & Knight LLP); Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Esq. (Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.); Ryan A. Pedlow (Principal and Managing Director, Ziff Brothers Investments); Brett W. Peterson (Director, The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High); Kimberly Reed (Director, Big Sky Film Productions, Inc.); Michelle Scales (Product Innovation Director, JPMorgan & Chase Co.); Christopher Shyer (President, Zyloware Eyewear); Chip Sullivan (Head of Publicity, DreamWorks Studios); Tony Tenicela (Global Business Development Executive, IBM); Loan Tran (student, University of Washington); Sirdeaner Walker (safe schools advocate); John I. Wilson (former Executive Director, National Education Association); and Chely Wright (Founder, The LikeMe® Organization)

ABOUT GLSEN

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Report: LGBTQ youth disproportionately jailed, mistreated 2017-07-26 - LGBTQ youth are astoundingly overrepresented in the justice system. While only 7 to 9 percent of all youth nationwide identify as LGB, ...


Gay News

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT riot grrrl rewind 2017-07-26 - The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble is ready to rock with Brave Like Them. The world-premiere play with punk music explores the pluses ...


Gay News

Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 22 at Center on Halsted 2017-07-26 - More than 70 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual in the Windy City Times WERQ! ...


Gay News

Leadership program for LGBTQ youth, HIV/AIDS-affected youth begins in Vietnam 2017-07-25 - Hanoi, 19 July 2017 — Amazin LeThi Foundation today, announced the launch of the Leadership Sports and Education Program, co-implemented by the Community-based ...


Gay News

Night Ministry opens bus to community 2017-07-19 - The Night Ministry brought the Health Outreach Bus to the Daley Plaza to help communicate its mission of providing housing, medical exams and ...


Gay News

GLSEN responds as Sec. of Education stonewalls on policy on LGBTQ students 2017-07-19 - ( New York, NY ) - July 18, 2017 - In a July 11 letter to Senator Patty Murray ( D-WA ), Sec. ...


Gay News

The Crib to reinstate overnight-shelter services on July 26 2017-07-18 - Officials from The Night Ministry announced, on July 17, that The Crib, the organization's emergency shelter for persons ages 18-24 in Lake View, ...


Gay News

Symposium examines disconnect between LGBTQ youth, researchers 2017-07-12 - The second annual "State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing" symposium presented plenty of research on LGBTQ youth. The question now seems to ...


Gay News

PRIDE '17 WCT honors 36 at 30 Under 30 2017-06-28 - Expanding its number of honorees due to what the determining body saw as a surplus of qualified applicants, Windy City Times actually honored ...


Gay News

Vernita Gray LGBT Youth Fund seeks donations for yearly grant 2017-06-21 - People are being asked to donate to the Vernita Gray LGBT Youth Fund, which makes yearly grants to grassroots non-profit organizations that provide ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.