Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Voice for Equality: Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson is an American actor and singer. He started in regional theater when he moved to Seattle, and after moving to New York City made his 2002 Broadway theatre debut understudying both male leads in the Tony Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. In 2005, he originated his first Broadway leading role in All Shook Up earning him a Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut." In films, Jackson portrayed Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award nominated United 93 which earned him the Boston Society of Film Critics 2006 award for "Best Ensemble Cast." He has also appeared in the films Curiosity and Hysteria. On television, he is a recurring series regular, portraying Jack/Danny Baker on NBC's 30 Rock. He also guest starred on several series including; Lipstick Jungle, Life on Mars, and Ugly Betty. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Cheyenne Jackson would be participating in the Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project, a new marriage equality advocacy project for which 100 celebrities would be signing their names and customizing a Shepard Fairey print titled Defend Equality - Love Unites. Fairey, whose Obama Hope print became the iconic emblem of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, was approached by FAIR, an LGBT grassroots marriage equality organization, to commission an image that would help unite and inspire the marriage equality movement. Fairey: “I am proud to contribute the Defend Equality Love Unites image to the fight for marriage equality, and commend FAIR for putting this image to good use." The signed prints were sold in online auctions through December 9, 2009. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Cheyenne Jackson as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

If Mr. Jackson's support inspires you - get involved.

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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