The Ewan McGregor Tribute event at SIFF is on Stand By (SIFF’s polite way of saying advanced tickets are sold out; try your luck at the door) for Sunday afternoon/evening so we suggest you go to the annual GLSEN Awards and Reception instead. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, is the 21 year old organization dedicated to ending “discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools.” The Washington branch of GLSEN is holding its sixth annual awards recognition event and reception, Sunday, May 22 at 5pm at the Maritime Events Center at Pier 66 on Elliot Bay. While not quite as starry as the Ewan McGregor event, Q13’s Lily Jang will be the emcee with the keynote address by Rep. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo), who sponsored the anti-bullying bill in Olympia earlier this year.
And, to “star” things up a bit, the Impact Award will be presented to Dan Savage and Terry Miller for their work in creating the “It Gets Better Project” with other awards presented to community leaders who have made a difference in the fight against discrimination and bullying.
Tickets are still available for the event with prices ranging from $20 for students/low income and on up. For more information and tickets head to the GLSEN website.