Friday, February 17, 2017

PFLAG honors Alexandra Bolles of GLAAD with Brenda Howard Award

Alexandra Bolles
Senior Strategist, Campaigns & External Engagement  GLAAD
[Image: Alexandra Bolles]

What can’t this lady do? Alexandra Bolles, this year's Brenda Howard PFLAG award winner, recently became Sr. Strategist for Campaigns at GLAAD, a world leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy.

Bolles was nominated for the Brenda Howard award by former BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham in part due to her work co-founding Bisexual Awareness Week, a week long celebration of #bipride and #bivisibility that usually falls around Celebrate Bisexuality Day itself on September 23rd.

Alexandra Bolles at LGBTQ Solidarity Rally in NYC
GLAAD's Alexandra Bolles gave an incredible speech about identity and the resistance at the LGBTQ Solidarity Rally in NYC Today. #WeResist

Alexandra tells the BiNet USA blog that she looks forward to doing even more for bi advocacy in her new role and spoke a bit about that while receiving her award from PFLAG Queens.

One of her first projects in her new role is the LGBT Creative Community against Anti-LGBT legislation in Texas campaign, #TXtogether.

GLAAD joined Equality Texas, The Ally Coalition, and leading artists, entertainers, and influencers, to release an open letter with more than 140 signatures opposing bills that threaten to harm the LGBTQ community in Texas, particularly transgender people in the Lone Star State.

[Image: Alexandra Bolles standing in front of the White House screen]

As Alexandra says - "I am visible so kids do not have to work as hard to love themselves"

BiNet USA looks forward to partnering with Alexandra and GLAAD again this year to bring #biweek to all of our wonderful community!

**This year's #biweek runs from September 17th - September 23rd, 2017** 

Thanks Alexandra!