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.
Watch CNN's "In America: Gary & Tony Have a Baby" on June 24th at 8pm
This week, GLAAD co-hosted an advanced screening of CNN’s “In America: Gary & Tony Have a Baby” at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The one-hour documentary shares the inspiring journey of two men who want to start a family.
Get an insider's look at CNN's "Gary & Tony Have a Baby" here:
Immediately following the screening, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien led a panel discussion about the challenges facing same-sex parents today. On the panel were a gay couple, Christopher Goeken, an attorney, and Glenn Magpantay, co-director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and their son Malcolm, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, Jennifer Chrisler, President of GLAAD, Jarrett Barrios, and the two fathers featured in the documentary, Gary Spino and Tony Brown (as well as their infant son, Nicholas).
You can view photos from the event here:
CNN's “In America: Gary & Tony Have a Baby” will touch millions of Americans and help them understand that LGBT families are just like them. When media present fair and accurate stories about our community, it helps build public support for LGBT legal protections, such as adoption by gay and lesbian parents.
This year GLAAD is collaborating with the ACLU of Florida’s LGBT Advocacy Project to build public support for adoption by same-sex parents in the Sunshine State. GLAAD will continue to amplify the voices of gay and lesbian Floridians who only want and deserve the same opportunities as their straight neighbors and friends.
We urge you to spread the word about the premiere of Gary and Tony’s story on June 24 at 8pm ET/PT on CNN.
View a trailer for the documentary and share it with your family and friends at CNN.com.
Tweet about the documentary using hashtag: #GaryandTonyHaveaBabyCNN.