Glamorous actress Celina Jaitley to be honored by Milk Foundation

Bollywood star Celina Jaitly will be honored friday night by the Harvey Milk Foundation. She will receive the Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson, Global Champion Medal.

Celina Jaitly, Harvey Milk Foundation Celina Jaitley to be honored by Milk Foundation Source : Press
Celina Jaitly who has been strongly supporting the LGBT community will be honored by the Harvey Milk Foundation for all her efforts. She will receive the Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson, Global Champion Medal, named for the indigenous Australian social-justice activist. The actress will be honored at the second Diversity Honors at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. She is a strong supporter of repealing Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality It’s a great honor to be recognized with this medal from the Harvey Milk Foundation. Now, when we speak of violence and discrimination against members of the LGBT community, we refer to certain serious human rights violations – not some frivolous distraction. Homophobic attitudes fuel discrimination in various spheres of life, including workplaces, schools, clinics and hospitals,” Jaitly wrote. “In spite of the huge strides being made in the U.S. and in many other countries, far too many LGBT people still suffer rejection, harassment and discrimination. The work we are doing with United Nations Free & equal is raising awareness and challenging prejudice all over the world. My biggest award would be the day when 377 is repealed and my sons can have an opportunity to grow up and contribute to a true and equal democracy in every sense of the way" she added. “Celina Jaitly is an incredible champion of human rights, not just in India, but globally, through her unwavering support of the UN Free & Equal Campaign,” added Stuart Milk, co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation and a global human rights advocate. “She is guided by passion, committed to hard work, aided by grace, and the belief that our shared journey is enriched, and not weakened, by our diversity. We are honored that she is traveling halfway across the globe to join us.”

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