More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Celebrate PRIDE with GLAAD All Across the US
This year GLAAD is bringing PRIDE celebrations to members across the country with special editions of our networking series, Thank GLAAD It's Friday, presented by ABSOLUT!
"Thank GLAAD It's Friday: PRIDE edition" events kick off tonight in Los Angeles at ELEVEN Nightclub from 6-8PM. Comedian Alec Mapa, actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, Glenn Douglas Packard of Brooke Knows Best, author/activist Ben Patrick Douglas, reality TV star and celebrity stylist Tabatha Coffee, Big Brother star Marcellas Reynolds and GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano are scheduled to appear.
Additional PRIDE events are scheduled for:
- Chicago on June 19 at minibar. RSVP here and join the Facebook event page
- New York City on June 19 at Vlada Lounge. RSVP here and join the Facebook event page.
- San Francisco on June 19 at Truck. RSVP here and join the Facebook event page.
- Washington, D.C. on June 26 at EFN Lounge. RSVP here and join the Facebook event page
Celebrate PRIDE with GLAAD and be sure to read about our Programs work this month including the PRIDE resource kit we released for journalists. GLAAD encourages journalists to use Pride events as an opportunity to discuss the history of LGBT advocacy, show the diversity of the LGBT community, and examine recent gains and setbacks made by the community.