GLSEN’s Pride LA Event

On August 25, 2017 by Kasey Jones, Ink.

CHALK SHOT_GLSEN LA Pride_KJI 2017-08-23 at 3.41.20 PMThis year I got to work with the GLSEN team on their Pride LA Event.

If you aren’t familiar with GLSEN, it was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

This event was GLSEN’s most successful fundraiser to date and served as their kick-off to pride weekend. Held at the oh so luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel, I had a great time working with the team to create a LA specific backdrop that featured their title sponsor General Motors. A ton of the organization’s celebrity supporters where there in attendance (Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson, and Fortune Femster to name drop a few) to help raise awareness and kick off Pride week.

The work GLSEN does is so very important and I couldn’t have been happier to have been involved with their event. Here are some of my favorite pics: CHALK SHOT_GLSEN LA Pride_KJI 2017-08-23 at 3.42.17 PM
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