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- GLAAD helped share the story of binational lesbian couple Violeta and Sujey Pando in the Associated Press, raising national visibility around the hardships facing binational same-sex couples. Pando’s deportation hearing was scheduled for Friday, August 19 during which the judge ruled to stay her deportation for five months.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team hosted a statewide media essentials training for advocates and community organizers from across Tennessee. More than 35 people filled St. Anne’s Church on Saturday, August 20 to learn how to build relationships with reporters, advocate for fair and inclusive local media coverage and conduct successful social media campaigns.
- GLAAD, the Audre Lorde Project and a host of other community groups held a vigil to honor the life of Camila Guzman, a transgender woman found murdered in her New York apartment. The vigil raised significant visibility around anti-transgender violence against women and women of color, and more than 100 people turned out to show their solidarity with the transgender community and called for the media to continue to highlight the everyday hardships transgender individuals face.
- GLAAD assisted Campus Pride in drawing media attention to Elmhurst College’s new admissions process that allows applicants to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity. GLAAD successfully pitched the story to The Chicago Tribune, sharing a message about inclusiveness and support in educational environments.