Two Television Interviews Featuring FFAA Staffer Nominated for GLAAD Media AwardsBy Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017 • 12:00 pm
This week GLAAD announced its full list of GLAAD Media Award nominations, and we’re proud that Freedom for All Americans staffer Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen and his mother, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is featured in two episodes of television programs that are among the nominations.
In the category of “Outstanding Television Interview (Spanish Language),” an episode of Univision’s Aquí y Ahora, received a nomination for a segment spotlighting Rodrigo and his supportive mom, U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Take a look at the segment here.
In the category of “Outstanding Local Television Interview (Spanish Language),” the episode ‘Aceptación’ of Sobre Todos Los Géneros was nominated. The episode featured, in part, a conversation between Rodrigo and his mother, focused on when Rodrigo came out as a transgender man and how his family grew to understand and support him throughout his transition. Rodrigo now works as Freedom for All Americans’ Director of Public Education.
Congrats to the teams behind Sobre Todos Los Géneros and Aquí y Ahora on the nominations! Take a look at a clip from the Sobre Todos Los Géneros episode: