Speech:

Respecting Choice: Genital Surgery as an Option

Speaker:

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt, a prolific innovator, musician, and one of the wealthiest transgender people in the world, was born in 1954 in Chicago and raised in a suburb of San Diego. Rothblatt went to college at UCLA where they earned an MBA and JD. After graduating from UCLA, Rothblatt met and married their second spouse, Bina.…  Read more.
Speech:

Stop the Hate

Speaker:

Nancy Wohlforth

Nancy F. Wohlforth (1945 - present)—a union leader and labor activist—was known for her fierce commitment to social justice issues. She was especially known for her work to secure fair treatment of labor rights for gays and lesbians. Her upbringing was influenced by socialist parents whose lives were affected greatly by the insecurity of the…  Read more.
Yelena Bonner
Speech:

Speech Before the Congress of the United States

Speaker:

Yelena Bonner

Elena Giorgiovna Bonner, also referred to as Yelena, was a human rights activist. Although journalists often referred to her as the wife of the renowned scientist and Soviet dissident, Andrei Sakharov, Bonner’s commitment to activism did not begin with their marriage. From her service in World War II until her death in 2011, Bonner was…  Read more.