Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spanish-language GLAAD PSA features Sara Ramirez of Grey's Anatomy

Latina actress Sara Ramirez, known for her Broadway work in plays such as The Capeman, Dreamgirls and Monthy Python's Spamalot and, of course, her turn as Dr. Callie Torres on ABC's successful Grey's Anatomy series, has joined the Gay Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in a 30 second Spanish language public service announcement against discrimination that premiered today at, the largest internet access provider in Spain and Latin America

The PSA was launched as part of GLAAD's "Be an Ally and Friend" campaign which features 22 public figures from television, film and sports.

"Sara’s beloved by millions of Grey’s Anatomy fans, which makes her a terrific person to share this message of support," said Monica Trasandes, GLAAD's Director of Spanish Language Media, "The fact that she delivers this positive message in Spanish will help many people understand how words can hurt the gay and transgender people around them."

Here is the translated transcript of the ad:

Hi, I am Sara Ramirez.
Discrimination and intolerance can affect our families.
What happens when this discrimination happens against a brother, niece, mother or uncle who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? Would you accept it?

For a more inclusive world say no to stereotypes and discrimination.

For more information please visit the Gay Alliance Against Discrimination - GLAAD.ORG

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