Charlie Carver is the recipient of this year’s GLSEN Gamechanger Award.
GBSN, the country’s leading organization working to make LGBTQ schools safer and more inclusive for students, is usually honored at its annual New York Respect Awards in the spring, but the 2020 program has moved everywhere in a week of virtual fundraising called Honors.
Curve, who will be appearing with Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” twin brother Max, was revealed as gay in an Instagram post on 201 Instagram.
“I’ve always known that I wanted to do something with my life that could help young people feel ashamed of their relationship,” Carver Glsen said in a recognized speech at the Org Post. “I did not want to visit. I just wanted to express my part in a way I wish I could share as a simple wonderful truth about who I was in school years ago. It was my hope to write this post and share why I decided to come out professionally so that some of the young people out there could feel the change I was feeling and coming and coming – the change we got all hope and work for and LGBTQ folks As waiting in our lives. “
When Carver said he grew up in a supportive and accepting family, he said the school presented unspoken issues.
“The only lasting feeling here was that the school was safer or more than anything else, if I let my guard down and if I was completely comfortable that something quick and scary would come and find me,” he said. “And now I realize that the thing I was really scared of was the thing I was trying to spread. His shame was arrested. “
He added, “LGBTQ children suffer from really embarrassing problems as they communicate on the internet, often at school and sometimes at home with grief, and this affects them throughout their lives. But I believe LGBTQ people are flexible and in some ways special. I think we are able to think empathetically, act with courage, work creatively and live within the community. These qualities, however, these essential qualities can only emerge in a positive, safe and encouraging environment. “
Several co-stars in Broadway’s upcoming Netflix movie adapted Carver’s “The Boys in the Band” starred Jim Parsons, Matt Boomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rennells, Robin de Jesis, Tuk Watkins, Brian Hatchinson and others. Michael Benjamin Washington.
“Throughout his career, Charlie Carver has used his platform to inspire the LGBTQ community, especially the next generation,” Reynolds said.
Weeks later, “The L Word: Generation Q” star Jennifer Bills will receive the Champion Award. The Rainbow Royals GSA of Ilima Intermediate School, the “Rainbow Royals” of Hawaii will be honored as the Best GSA of the Year and the Trey Robinson Education of the Year Award.