Monday, April 26, 2010
Another introduction! Jenny Kanelos, one of the co-founders of Broadway Impact, and I were able to sit down last week to talk. Broadway Impact is a grassroots organization with a focus on Marriage Equality. I have attended events supported by and produced by them before, but I look forward to working even more directly with them in the future. I learned more about the founding process, the mission and the work of Broadway Impact and we brainstormed to overlap my talents, abilities and gifts to produce something together. This organization defines "grassroots" in that it is run right out of Jenny and Roy's apartment with Gavin Creel of "HAIR" and has a simple niche focus to use the Broadway community to influence change in New York for Marriage Equality. These three had a passion and an opinion and decided to do something about it. Their organization has grown immensely, sometimes almost too fast to control, with incredible reactions and support from the entire Broadway community.
We are a community of actors, directors, stage managers, fans, producers — pretty much anyone who has ever seen, been in or worked on a Broadway show — united by the simple belief that anyone who wants to should be able to get married.
I'm really excited to see where this partnership can go! Visit their website for photos, videos, blogs, an opportunity to contact your senator, and more! www.broadwayimpact.com
Gavin Creel accepting an Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - New York
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