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GLAAD’S SARAH KATE ELLIS NAMED TO TIME’S ANNUAL TIME100 LIST OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
- Last updated: May 24, 2023
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Patricia Arquette Pens Profile of Sarah Kate Ellis for TIME100: “Amid the introduction of more than 450 anti-LGBTQ bills in 2023 alone, Sarah Kate has made clear how this type of legislation negatively impacts the LGBTQ community and causes violence.”
NEW YORK, NY — TIME has named GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis to the 2023 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 24 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 14, and now at time.com/time100.
The list, now in its twentieth year, recognizes the impact, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
Other LGBTQ leaders who appear on the TIME100 list this year include: Brittney Griner, Imara Jones, Sam Altman, Thom Browne, Jerrod Carmichael, Steve Lacy, Aubrey Plaza and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Oscar-winning actor Patricia Arquette contributed the profile of Sarah Kate Ellis. Arquette wrote: “Amid the introduction of more than 450 anti-LGBTQ bills in 2023 alone, Sarah Kate has made clear how this type of legislation negatively impacts the LGBTQ community and causes violence.” Full article here. Arquette also received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2017 for her LGBTQ advocacy.
About Sarah Kate Ellis
Sarah Kate Ellis is the President & CEO of GLAAD, the world’s most visible LGBTQ organization and the largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. She has run GLAAD since 2014 and expanded the organization’s mission by growing advocacy work in news and entertainment media and launching advocacy efforts across global business, social media, video games, sports, and other drivers of culture. GLAAD’s model of social change is to work through these creators of culture to tell LGBTQ stories and distribute LGBTQ messages which accelerate LGBTQ acceptance – knowing that acceptance grows when people get to know LGBTQ people and our stories.
In 2018, she launched the GLAAD Media Institute, which has taught tens of thousands of LGBTQ advocates around the world how to best lead LGBTQ advocacy campaigns in their own communities. The Institute has also trained employees of multinational and local businesses on LGBTQ terminology and issues. Sarah Kate leads GLAAD’s work with global businesses and CEOs to take public and private actions around LGBTQ legislation.
Throughout her nine years of leading GLAAD, Sarah Kate has run winning advocacy campaigns to advance marriage equality nationwide, end bans on LGBTQ people in the Boy Scouts of America and the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, increase transgender visibility across entertainment media, and mobilize LGBTQ voters to the polls. She also serves as an Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, which is streaming now on Hulu.
Sarah Kate is a frequent commentator on LGBTQ issues in the media. She regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC, and across online and print outlets including the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and the Associated Press. In 2019, Oprah Magazine profiled her in the article “Sarah Kate Ellis Helps LGBTQ People Feel Seen” and said she is “changing the hearts and minds of Americans.” Sarah Kate has presented on LGBTQ issues to the U.S. Congressional Equality Caucus, as well as at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, MAKERS, Sundance Film Festival, Advertising Week, South by Southwest, the Internet & TV Association annual meeting, and the Cannes-Lions International Festival of Creativity. Ellis was included on Variety’s New Power of New York List, a collection of 50 movers and shakers who are upending the entertainment business. She was also named one of OUT Magazine’s OUT100, one of Family Circles’ 20 most influential moms, ranked 20th on the Guardian’s World Power Pride list, and recently won a Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business.
She recently authored the children’s book ‘All Moms’ with her wife Kristen. They reside in New York and are raising two children.
About GLAAD: GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
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