UPDATE: After a remarkable worldwide campaign by consumers and LGBT activists to boycott his family's pasta company, Guido Barilla has issued a second apology via video on the company's website. Claiming to be "depressed and saddened" by the reaction to his words and pledging to meet with organizations that "best represent the evolution of the family" in the coming weeks to learn how to better approach these issues, Barilla has clearly recognized the financial cost of homophobia.
GLAAD's first annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) examines how LGBT people were depicted in Hollywood films released by six major studios, but we need your help to send them the message that including LGBT people in the stories they tell is important. Read our open letter to Hollywood filmmakers and sign on below if you agree!
In May 2013, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to decide whether or not to end the Scouts' ban on gay youth.
Help bring equality to the Boy Scouts by submitting a Letter to the Editor to your local paper today.
Now, more than ever, your community needs to hear from you about why gay youth and parents should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts. The voting members of the Boy Scouts National Council are your neighbors, and how they vote depends on the feedback of their community.
Jennifer Tyrrell, together with GLAAD and Scouts For Equality, is launching a new petition to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to completely lift its anti-gay ban on both youth members and adult employees and volunteers.
Join Nicholas Coppola and GLAAD in signing the Change.org petition to invite Cardinal Dolan to dine with Nicholas Coppola so he can see that they are just like any other American Catholic family.
Thousands of people are calling on Smith College to end the school's policy that unfairly rejects the admission applications of some trans women.
Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh is trying to take away the protections for transgender people that were granted by the Phoenix City Council last month on a statewide basis. His proposal is being heard by a House committee this afternoon; you can let committee members know that this proposal is discriminatory and offensive.
Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a Change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.
On Monday, March 4, National Geographic Channel premieres its new reality series, Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), despite the fact that the BSA bans and ejects gay acouts and leaders.