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.
Snapshots of Our Work
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- This week, GLAAD will join leading LGBT voices in Minneapolis, Minn. for the sixth annual Netroots Nation convention, an annual conference for bloggers, online leaders, and advocacy organizations. GLAAD is co-sponsoring the LGBT Netroots Connect pre-convention, an event for LGBT community leaders and online advocates to exchange ideas
- GLAAD met with LGBT faith leaders of African descent last week to discuss ways we can work together to build support for LGBT equality in communities of color. The meeting came, in part, in reaction to an article in the NY Daily News about church leaders of color who spoke out against Harlem Pride.
- GLAAD provided media support to People.com editor Janet Mock after she publicly announced that she is transgender. After training with GLAAD, Mock shared her story with NPR and various blogs to increase understanding and acceptance.
- GLAAD worked with transgender advocate Dee Dee Chamblee on an article published to the White House’s “Champions of Change” blog in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Chamblee also attended GLAAD’s National People of Color Media Training Institute.
- GLAAD called on President Obama to speak out against the recent surge of anti-LGBT murders in Puerto Rico during his trip to San Juan. GLAAD also launched an online action demanding that media take note of the killings.
- After actor/comedian Tracy Morgan went on an anti-gay rant during a recent stand-up performance, GLAAD called on him to apologize. Morgan later announced that he will work with GLAAD to meet with LGBT youth shunned by their families, take part in GLAAD’s PSA series and return to Tennessee to apologize for his remarks.
GLAAD in the News:
The Associated Press – Tracy Morgan returning to Nashville to apologize
USA Today – Tracy Morgan joins forces with GLAAD
CNN – Tracy Morgan should meet victims of anti-gay violence
Entertainment Weekly – Tracy Morgan: ‘I know bullying can hurt’
MTV.com – Will Tracy Morgan recover from anti-gay slur?
MTV.com – Tracy Morgan pledges to team up with GLAAD
TV Guide – Tracy Morgan calls homophobia a ‘sickness,’ would love his son – gay or straight
AOL Pop Eater – Tracy Morgan talks to GLAAD, will go back to Nashville to apologize
OK! – Tracy Morgan issues statement with GLAAD: “I know how bad bullying can hurt”
TMZ – Tracy Morgan: I’m going back to Nashville to apologize