Mars Hallman, Stephanie Frosch


Mars Hallman, Stephanie Frosch


YouTube was awarded a 2015 “Respect Award” this year by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and Google welcomed their Student Advocate of the Year, Mars Hallman, and YouTube Star and activist ElloSteph for a discussion on the role YouTube has played in the current LGBTQ culture.

Mars Hallman

Mars found the first Gay-Straight Alliance in the deep south. It created a safe space for students of all gender identities and orientations. Although religious leaders gathered 1,800 signatures in opposition, the alliance persevered to add freedom of gender expression to their school’s policy, added a gender-neutral restroom, and want to spread kindness to LGBTQ youth everywhere.

Stephanie Frosch

Stephanie Frosch is a YouTube personality, educator, and LGBTQ+ activist known as ElloSteph. She writes, films, and edits all of her content. She has earned a well-known and respected reputation in the entertainment industry and the LGBTQ+ community. She utilizes this platform to educate her large audience on LGBTQ+ related topics, body positivity, safe and consensual sex, self-love, and many others.