To be truly oneself is the height of good “mental-health.” Sometimes it’s damn scary to come out to who one really is…this can be a universal experience regardless of ones sexual identity. And yet Lana’s particular story which engages the societal terror about sexual identity in our culture is therefore of particular importance. Her speech is one that many can learn from.
Hats off to sister Lana!!
This has been floating around for about a week and I finally and gratefully watched it. So inspirational and lovely.
HRC President Chad Griffin presents Director and Producer Lana Wachowski with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2012 HRC San Francisco gala. Lana speaks of her journey and why now is the most important time to get involved in the fight for LGBT equality. (from youtube)
Lana Wachowski (born Laurence Wachowski; June 21, 1965) andAndrew Paul “Andy” Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), known together professionally as The Wachowskis and Wachowski Starship, and formerly as the Wachowski Brothers, are American film directors, screenwriter and producers.
They made their directing debut in 1996 with Bound, and reached fame with their second film The Matrix (1999), for which they won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and were heavily involved in the writing and production of other works in the Matrix franchise. (from wikipedia)