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.
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- AT&T and Time Warner Cable pulled advertising from the anti-gay Spanish talk show “Jose Luis Sin Censura” after outreach from GLAAD. Earlier this year, GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a joint complaint with the FCC against the show because of its violent, anti-gay content.
- GLAAD held its first-ever People of Color Media Training Institute which equipped passionate leaders with the tools necessary to speak in national media outlets about LGBT people and the issues that affect their lives. The Institute is designed to increase visibility of LGBT people of color in the media
- GLAAD’s Director of Spanish-Language Media appeared on CNN en Español this week to discuss several new polls that reflect growing support for marriage equality, including among Latino Catholics. A recent report from the Public Religion Research Institute showed that nearly 6 in 10 (57%) of Latino Catholics in California said they would vote to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
- GLAAD worked with El Diario La Prensa, New York’s number one Spanish-language newspaper on an article on International Day Against Homophobia in which GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios was quoted. Our Spanish-Language Media team also worked with the paper’s Opinion editor to help inform her on the effects of anti-gay bias and on the importance of sharing our stories with community members.
- After Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah shouted an anti-gay slur during a recent game, GLAAD once again called on the NBA to take action. Noah was later fined $50,000. In April, GLAAD announced a new partnership with the NBA to address homophobia in sports after Lakers star Kobe Bryant shouted an anti-gay slur at a referee.
GLAAD in the News:
The Los Angeles Times – Protest against TV show ‘Jose Luis Sin Censura’ gains steam
The Hollywood Reporter – AT&T pull ads from raunchy anti-gay talk show
Salon – Is this the end for a homophobic talk show?
Media Bistro – Miami’s WSVN drops controversial talk show
The Advocate – AT&T, Time Warner drop offensive show
After Elton – After Elton Briefs
Passport – AT&T and Time Warner drop Jose Luis Sin Censura show after GLAAD-led protest