Dylan Mulvaney is an American TikTok influencer who has detailed her gender transition in a daily series of videos titled, “Days of Girlhood.” Mulvaney came out as a trans woman in March of 2022; she has more than 10 million followers on TikTok and over one billion views. Dylan has held several significant roles in theatre and musicals including, The Book of Mormon, Bye Bye Birdie, and High School Musical. In October of 2022, Mulvaney spoke with U.S. President, Joe Biden, at the White House about transgender rights and legislation restricting gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
Brandi Marie Carlile is an American singer-songwriter and identifies herself as a lesbian. Her music spans many genres, including folk rock, alternative country, Americana, and classic rock. Carlile has received nine Grammy Awards and earned 25 Grammy nominations, including three for her work as producer and songwriter on Tanya Tucker's album While I'm Livin' (2019). Carlile was the most nominated woman at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards - receiving six nominations, including nominations for Album of the Year (By the Way, I Forgive You), Record of the Year, and Song of the Year ("The Joke"). Carlile has been involved in activism and fundraising for various issues, including humanitarian aid, COVID-19 relief, racial justice, and LGBTQIA+ rights.
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The Johnson Family Foundation Mental Health Initiative (JFFMHI) was established in 2009, in partnership with CenterLink. The Foundation’s initiative supports vital work around mental health and provides critical funding to increase capacity, resources, and support for mental health-related programs at LGBTQIA+ community-based centers and organizations. To date, JFFMHI has granted over $2 million to the Initiative, benefiting over 61 LGBTQIA+ community centers by providing mental health programs. Some of these programs have served as models for other LGBTQIA+ centers helping thousands of individuals and communities across the country.
DID YOU KNOW
The difference between LGBTQIA+ History Month and Pride Month:
LGBTQIA+ History Month focuses on the achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community and honors past trailblazers and influencers. On the other hand, Pride Month in June originated from the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and centers on uplifting the LGBTQIA+ movement and the continued fight for LGBTQIA+ rights.