Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lori Michaels Loves Out Loud


Since her coming out in March 2006, Lori Michaels has taken Me & The Girls from coast to coast to the biggest pride festivals, club shows, music festivals, appearances and benefits all over the country. She has been non-stop with her Live Out Loud Pride Tour which kicked off at Dinah Shore Weekend in April 2008. Michaels grew up in the small town of Fairview, New Jersey. Her professional training began in her youth at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She later graduated from New York University with a pre-law degree. She is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Reach Out, Inc. and is an honorary board member of the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation.

Michaels' efforts with her charitable organization remain the heart (and soul) of all that she does. She is an entertainer and an activist for causes she truly cares about. With numerous awards and accolades, hundreds of events, most of which she organized and helped produce herself, a celebratory PSA promoting 20 years of "eaching out and events on Lori's upcoming calendar. She shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. She keeps solid commitments to programs and projects such as: HERO (Help Everyone Reach Out) raising awareness & funds for breast cancer), ANGEL (Awakening New Generations Enhancing Lives)an initiative promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention), Dance for Health, and OUT Proud! promoting equal rights for all, helping in the opposition of human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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