My friend Jen is heading to El Salvador, the country of her birth. She was adopted in 1980 and barely escaped the country’s civil war in which 75,000 Salvadorans were killed. In El Salvador she will be attending a conference to help support LGBT rights there and also making a documentary about her experience.
What must it have been like to narrowly escape such brutality? How does that effect your world view, and your sense of self? What if you are gay? To have come from a place whose LGBT rights are even less than our own here in the U.S. How does that play into it all?
Click on the red “Regreso: A Journey” button above to read more of Jen’s fascinating story and to see the adorable photos of her as a baby and little girl. I know she’s going to rock this documentary, and I know this is going to be a huge transformational journey for her.
I am excited to be able to support LGBT rights globally, in such a personal way.
P.S. Jen has the most powerful and amazing singing voice ever. One time our chorus was performing at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame for World AIDS Day, and we were the last act of the night. People were starting to trickle out. We began our set with a Jen solo and people who’d been heading home stopped in their tracks. They kinda re-thought things, and decided to stay. Thank you El Salvador. We’ve got one of your treasures.