A White House initiative promotes the
stories of unsung and local leaders who are making an impact in the
The LGBT Pride Month Champions of
Change Video Challenge was launched in April by the White House
Office of Public Engagement. A group of finalists will be featured
as Champions of Change at a White House event next month.
In one of the six videos nominated,
viewers meet J.J. Kahle, who has led a Gay Straight Alliance at The
Blake School in Minneapolis for the past 12 years.
“Her tireless advocacy and leadership
of the GSA has helped transform Blake's environment into one where
being homophobic is 'uncool,'” the video's description reads.
George Stewart is an 80-year-old
volunteer and participant at the Harlem program of Services &
Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and at the recently
opened SAGE Senior Center.
“The gay community is not into
seniors so much. You have to be young, and all that stuff,”
Stewart says in his video profile.
In another video, gay soldiers explain
why they were moved to serve their country. (The video is embedded
in the right panel of this video. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
for your favorite video here.