On May 5th at 8PM gay cabler
Logo will premiere Legalize Gay, which looks at the next
generation of gay rights advocates.
Advocates – gay and straight –
featured in the film include Danny Sparks, Miss N.Y. Claire Buffie,
Danniel Hernandez, Brian Sims, Jeshawna Wholley, Hudson Taylor, Ben
Cohen and Zach Wahls.
Danny Sparks is the Parma, Ohio student
who organized a campaign demanding the teaching of gay relationships
in sex-education classes in his school district.
Sims is the Philadelphia attorney who is poised to become
Pennsylvania's first openly gay state representative.
Jeshawna Wholley's successful efforts
to bring the first LGBT pride to an historically black college was
honored by President Barack Obama.
Hernandez is the young aide who came to the rescue of former
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after a shooting rampage in Arizona.
Wahls is the son of a lesbian couple who made headlines speaking
out against a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution which would
ban gay marriage.
Miss New York Claire
Buffie is the first contestant in Miss America's 90-year history
to make LGBT equality her platform in the competition.
Cohen, a former professional rugby player, started the Standup
Foundation to combat anti-gay bullying.
Taylor is the Columbia University assistant wrestling coach who
started Athlete Ally to fight homophobic speech in sports.
Director Christopher Hines' film takes
a look at the people behind the movement. (A trailer for the
documentary is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)