"Weigh It Forward" (Philadelphia Gay News)
In January of 2012, four community members in Pennsylvania set a goal to lose weight in order to raise money for their community’s LGBT non-profit organizations and spark a discussion about health and wellness in the local LGBT community. After having their final weigh in at Philadelphia’s Pride in June, together the group raised critical funds for local organizations including Philly Pride Presents: The Attic Youth Center as well as the William Way LGBT Community Center. Working closely to speak out about health issues in the Philadelphia Gay News, the four individuals who participated in this journey resembled strength and courage to the LGBT community, and inspiration to their community as a whole.
GLAAD Board of Directors
Sheri Fults (Co-chair), John F. Stephens (Co-chair and Treasurer), Thom Reilly (Secretary)
Chad Boettcher, Marci Bowers, M.D., Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, George Cheeks, Leslie Donovan, Michele H. Edelman, Dean Hansell, David Hedley III, Lori M. James, Alan Keith, Scott E. Miller, Kevin Oldis, Mike Schaefer, Anthony E. Varona, Steve Warren, Craig Zodikoff
New York Leadership Council
Ron D’Angelo (Co-Chair), Will Janensch (Co-Chair), Jason Abrams, Barry Garbarino, Patrick Mills, Archley Prudent
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Media & Alliance Circle Members
If you are planning to use complimentary tickets for this event, contact GLAAD’s Deputy Director of Development Juan Barajas, at (323) 634-2011 or Barajas@glaad.org by Monday, September 24, 2012.