Join Uprising of Love

in support of the safety and dignity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide.



At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blind to appalling violations of human rights elsewhere. Today in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and elsewhere, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, abuse, and violence. In some countries, recent laws have deemed homosexuality punishable by death and the situation appears to be getting worse, not better.


1.     To raise awareness among the international community of violence, discrimination, and atrocities committed against LGBTI people.

2.     To support LGBTI people and communities in areas where safety and dignity is compromised through funds and solidarity.

3.     To support and collaborate with LGBTI and human rights organizations concerned with these issues.

The following prominent individuals have pledged their support to this cause.

They are writing songs, producing videos, writing op-eds, and using their influence to spread the message of love.

  • Bonnie Abaunza

    Director of Hans Zimmer's Special Projects and Philanthropy division

  • Calpernia Addams

    Singer/Songwriter & Activist

  • Ted Allen

    Cookbook author / Host, Food Network's "Chopped"

  • David Ambroz

    Corporate Philanthropic Professional

  • Alan Ball

    Writer / Director / Producer

  • Lance Bass & Michael Turchin

    Entertainer / Producer; Artist / Actor

  • Nate Berkus

    Decorator / Product Designer

  • Dustin Lance Black

    Writer / Director / Producer / Co-Founder, Uprising of Love

  • Stephanie J. Block

    Tony Award-nominated Actress

  • Jeremiah Brent

    Interior Designer

  • Sarah Brown

    Founder and President of PiggyBankKids

  • Dan Bucatinsky

    Actor / Writer / Producer

  • Kelly Bush

    Founder and CEO, ID

  • Michael Cashman CBE MEP

    Member of the European Parliament / Actor

  • Deepak Chopra, M.D.

    Physician / Writer

  • Bruce Cohen

    Academy Award-winning producer / Co-founder, Uprising of Love

  • Andy Cohen

    Television Executive / Host / p

  • Chris Colfer

    Actor / Author

  • Wilson Cruz

    Actor / GLAAD's National Spokesperson

  • Alan Cumming


  • Matt Dallas


  • Dante Di Loreto

    Executive Producer, Glee / American Horror Story

  • Ramon Estevez


  • Melissa Etheridge

    Singer-songwriter / Co-founder, Uprising of Love

  • Carrie Fisher

    Actor / Author

  • James Franco

    Writer / Director / Academy Award-nominated Actor

  • Stephen Fry

    Actor / Writer / Activist

  • Sara Gilbert


  • Brian Graden

    TV Executive / Producer

  • Lena Hall

    Tony Award Winning Actress

  • Simon Halls & Matt Bomer

    Founder, Slate PR; Actor

  • Ed Harris

    Actor / Director

  • Sean Hayes


  • Alan Hergot

    Partner, Bloom Hergott Diemer

  • Celina Jaitly

    Indian actress / United Nations Equality Champion

  • Cyndi Lauper

    Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award Winning Artist and Advocate

  • Gregory Lewis

    Executive Director, Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund

  • Judith Light

    Tony and Emmy Award-winning Actress / Activist

  • Michael Lombardo

    President, HBO Programming

  • Greg Louganis & Johnny Chaillot-Louganis

    Olympic Gold Medalist; Paralegal, Loeb and Loeb

  • Patti LuPone

    Tony & Grammy Award-winning Actress

  • Jane Lynch

    Emmy Award-winning Actor

  • Madonna

    Musical Artist / Activist

  • Alec Mapa

    Actor / Comedian / Writer

  • Colby Melvin

    Model / Activist

  • Wentworth Miller

    Writer / Actor

  • Julianne Moore

    Academy Award nominated Actress

  • Max Mutchnick

    Emmy Award-winning Writer / Producer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Actor / Director / Producer / Activist

  • Jim Nicolay

    Agent, Creative Artists Agency

  • Edward Norton

    Award-winning Actor

  • Jim Parsons


  • Erik Patterson

    Humanitas Prize winning screenwriter

  • Lisa Paulsen

    President & CEO, Entertainment Industry Foundation

  • Billy Porter

    Tony Award-winning Actor

  • Alan Poul

    Producer / Director

  • Greg Propper

    Partner, Propper Daley / Co-Founder, Uprising of Love

  • Zachary Quinto

    Actor / Producer / Activist

  • Andrew Rannells


  • Rob Reiner

    Filmmaker / Activist

  • Michele Reiner

    Photographer / Activist

  • Retta

    Actor / Comedian

  • John Roberts

    Founder, EUK Consulting

  • Thomas Roberts

    Award-winning journalist

  • Ric Robertson

    Former COO, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Jai Rodriguez

    Actor / EMMY Award-winning host / Activist

  • Michael McCorry Rose


  • Brandon Routh


  • Lawrence Rubin

    Executive, Creative Artists Agency

  • Adam Schroeder

    Feature and TV producer

  • Steven Schwartz

    Academy & Grammy Award-winning Composer

  • Ryan Shaw

    Grammy-nominated singer

  • Jake Shears

    Singer / Writer

  • Curt Shepard

    Program Director, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

  • Johnny Skandros

    Founder of SCRUFF

  • Sting

    16-time Grammy Award-winning Musician

  • Chip Sullivan

    Head of Publicity, DreamWorks

  • George Takei


  • Steve Tao

    Executive, Bad Robot

  • John Tedstrom

    CEO, John Tedstrom Associates

  • Lily Tomlin

    Actor / Writer / Producer

  • Christine Vachon


  • Linda Wallem

    Actor / Writer / Producer / Co-founder, Uprising of Love

  • Steve Warren

    Partner, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, LLP

  • Sigourney Weaver

    Academy Award-nominated Actress

  • Ashley Williams


  • Chely Wright

    Country Singer / Activist

This effort is also a collaboration of a number of partners:


about global LGBTI issues &
the movement for human rights.

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