Gareth Henry is a badminton star who has won multiple medals competing for Jamaica in international competitions. Henry is also a gay man, who has become an activist for LGBTQ rights. Henry fled the country of Jamaica in an effort to receive asylum in Canada. In 2008, he was granted refugee status by the Canadian Government. Although Henry currently resides in Canada, he still represents Jamaica in badminiton at the international level.
Henry is currently the 316th ranked badminton player in the world and he has 154 wins. His ranking has steadily risen since 2011, when he emerged on the international badminton scene. Recently, he won a team bronze medal at the 2018 Pan American Men’s Team Championship. He also won a gold medal in the men’s doubles event at 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Henry is prominent for his social activism. He devotes much of his efforts to helping LBGTQ people escape persecution in Jamaica. Gareth Henry, a gay man, has long been an advocate for LGBTQ people. He bravely volunteered to head the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays after its previous director was murdered, even though he knew the peril he would face.
In Jamaica, his outspoken identification as a gay man put him in grave danger, as he was targeted for attack by the island’s police force. Homosexuality is a crime in Jamaica and the island is regarded as a bastion of homophobia. Henry’s efforts to report the attacks to the Jamaican authorities went unheeded. Gareth Henry has 13 friends that have been killed in Jamaica simply for being gay. Henry endured multiple attacks from Jamaican police, and after a long campaign of persecution at the hands of police, Henry was forced to flee the country and seek asylum in Canada.
Gareth Henry is still prominent as an activist. He assists in attempting to relocate LGBTQ people around the world who face persecution and danger in their home countries because of their sexual identity. As of 2016, he has assisted over 60 people in finding refuge in new countries.
The Chainsmokers have recently strived to reveal themselves in their recent songs and `Closer` being their recent release, the musicians have impressed their fans with noticeable changes that they have showcased through their video. The new track is unique as compared to the reset and it features Andrew Taggart, who together with Pall is now working harder to reveal themselves every single day.
In his recent interview, Alex Pall revealed that he has always been passionate about DJing and has become better over the years despite falling out at times when he would be afraid that his life was majorly focused on having lots of fun.
Through the various experiences he had as a DJ, Alex later decided to venture into dance and music which turned out to be more fun to him. He has worked closely with Andrew Taggart to improve his career and together, the two have shared ideas and strategies to make their career even more successful. Pall positivity about life as well as ambitious attitude has seen him succeed in his music career. He likes sharing ideas with other talented people and him has since the beginning of his career worked closely with Andrew to bring new ideas to life so as to come up with entertaining songs to keep his fans happy.
Additionally, Pall is a strong believer in teamwork and over the past years, he has worked closely with Andrew with an aim of composing the best tracks that are good enough to keep their fans entertained. Pall encourages people to be observant about the major and minor things in their lives, so as to evaluate their impact on other people’s lives, as well as they, are in general. He insists that an individual’s commitment towards achieving their goals is the major determinant of their success in their venture. Additionally, Alex is not afraid to express himself and through the songs that he has composed together with Andrew, he has successfully brought up real-life situations that are basically meant to educate people and give them insight. Alex looks forward to bringing innovation in his work and expects to be better in future.
There are many people looking to make their mark in Hollywood. One producer was able to do so with one of the most amazing films to hit the big screens in the past century. That producer, Lawrence Bender, made his mark with a film that has forever linked him to super-Director Quentin Tarantino.
Mr. Bender didn’t start at the top. Heck, he didn’t even start in the middle. Mr. Bender began at the very bottom as a production assistant on a number of B-level movies before working his way up as a producer of little-known slasher films. It would be a chance meeting with a future Hollywood legend that would change his life forever.
In 1990, Lawerence Bender was introduced to Quentin Tarantino at a mutual friend’s barbecue party in Los Angeles. At the time, Tarantino was just another struggling screenwriter looking to make a name for himself. Bender noticed something special about the fast-talking screenwriter. And when Tarantino pitched Bender on the idea of a heist movie, Bender knew it could be a hot commodity. Bender immediately asked Tarantino to write the script.
Less than two years later, Bender was able to get funding for the film. And a year later, “Reservoir Dogs” was born. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it caused a minor sensation. The film’s critical success allowed the duo to make their next film together. And that film would change everything for both Bender and Tarantino.
“Pulp Fiction” would be the duo’s sophomore effort. The film was an instant smash when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival taking home the top prize. Months later, the film would earn over $100 million at the box office and earn Lawrence Bender the first of three Academy Award nominations.
Today, Lawrence Bender is known as one of the top producers in Hollywood. With hit films like “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglorious Basterds,” and “Good Will Hunting” on his resume, Mr. Bender has a career rivaled by few in the film business. As he enters his next decade of producing, Lawrence Bender is looking to further shake up the film business.