Witness the power of a mother’s love. Watch the official trailer for this movie now and see the never-before-told story of Mamie Till Mobley’s quest for justice for her son, Emmett. In theaters this October.
DIRECTED BY: Chinonye Chukwu WRITTEN BY: Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, and Chinonye Chukwu CAST: Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett.
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Judy Shepard is the founding president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Board of Directors, and served as its first executive director as well, from 1999 to 2009. In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Judy and Dennis decided to turn their grief into action, establishing the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew’s legacy.
The purpose of allyship is to achieve equity and inclusion. It is not to self-congratulate, promote, or validate one’s virtue. It is not about making yourself look good or feel good. And it certainly isn’t an effort to save anyone or any group. Allyship isn’t comfortable, it is not fun, it is not easy, but it is so very necessary.
In her continuing role as board president, she travels across the nation speaking to audiences about making this world a more accepting place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. Judy has also written a memoir, ‘The Meaning of Matthew’. Originally trained as a teacher, she holds a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming where she later pursued some post-graduate studies.
Hungary, Russia, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Poland (etc) what do all these countries have in common? They’re all authoritarian states (or at least operate that way) with limited civil rights, with LGBTQ+ rights especially. Rights and protections for LGBTQ+ people are either non existent (and trying to be won) or are constantly in danger of being taken away. Out of all these countries, Poland is notorious for its so called LGBTQ+ free zones.
So much so, that openly gay Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, has attempted to visit these zones. Unsurprisingly, he was denied entry, with authorities saying it was due to health concerns. Thankfully, for every evil, there is good. Poland’s deplorable zones has prompted the EU to declare its entirety as a LGBTQ+ Freedom Zone. The EU may not be perfect (that’s a trait any democratic government), but it certainly does care about human and civil rights.