Bridgerton Star Golda Rochevel Receives LGBT Community Award
Actress and openly lesbian Golda Rochevel, who played Queen Charlotte in the Netflix series The Bridgertons, received the Equality Award at the Campaign for Human Rights Gala in New York. At the ceremony, the actress delivered a speech, an excerpt from which Variety cites.
“Being authentic and true to yourself is something I’ve stood for in my life, so being able to get up on stage tonight and talk about your journey is really important,” Rochevel said. “A person who is fighting for his rights can hear this and become confident enough to take a step forward in his life.”
The protection of the rights of representatives of the LGBT community was also expressed by political speakers – Senior U.S. Senator from New York State Chuck Schumer and New York Governor Kathy Hochul. They promised to push the Senate to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add security from bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Schumer promised to press the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to have reservations about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender essence.
No LGBTQ or bizarre American should ever be determined against because of who they are or whom they love,” Schumer said in his speech. “As the Senate’s majority leader, I’m going to put the bill on the floor and see where everyone stands.
The House of Representatives gave the Equality Act in February, but the bill now faces a tough battle in the Senate. Schumer will require the approval of all 50 Democrats, as well as 10 Republican senators, to avoid any failure in the Senate.