LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at the 30th annual renewed ceremony.
GLSEN announced on Thursday that the ceremony will draw attention to students at the Respect Everywhere party, which premieres Monday on the organization’s website. The students’ stories are told in a series of short videos by such directors as Octavia Spencer, Rob Hardy, Kalen Allen, Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello and Antoni Porowski.
The award ceremony was previously called the Los Angeles Respect Awards.
The online event will showcase the students from across the country who have made an impact on the LGBTQ + community in their own way.
Stories include a transgender footballer’s navigation of the game, activism and his identity. Others follow an immigrant student acclimatizing to their new country, while a young lesbian strikes a balance between her Christianity and her authentic self.