My name is Jennifer Tyrrell, and in April 2012, I was removed as the den leader of my seven-year-old son’s Cub Scout pack, all because I’m gay. Despite the fact that I was a good den leader and parents in the community supported me and urged me to take on the role, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) now say that I do not “meet the high standards of membership” that the BSA seeks, and will no longer allow me to participate in scouting.
Here at GLAAD, we think that Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan is pretty amazing. If you think so too, vote now to help get Brittany on the cover of Seventeen’s October issue and a $20,000 scholarship.
Throughout Pride Month this June, GLAAD is partnering with the cable television industry to pay tribute to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans by shining a spotlight on compelling LGBT programming and films. Digital cable customers are just a remote control “click away” from enjoying the great variety of inclusive programming offered through their On Demand service.
Students and alumni of Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant, Mich., joined together Let Dominic Speak at an inclusive graduation event on May 20, 2012.
Family support can make a world of difference in the life of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person. Please take a few minutes to tell us about someone in your family who gave you love and support when you needed it most. El apoyo familiar puede hacer una gran diferencia en la vida de una persona gay, bisexual o transgénero. Por favor, tómate unos minutos para contarnos de algún miembro de tu familia que te dio su amor y apoyo cuando más lo necesitabas.
Tell the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider their policy of exclusivity against gay youths and leaders
Bully opened today in five theaters in Los Angeles and New York and will open in several other markets on April 13. Whether you are seeing it this weekend or have to wait a few more weeks, there’s several ways you can get involved and spread the word about the film’s opening.
Last night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” anti-gay actor and former teen idol Kirk Cameron spoke out against marriage equality as well as gay Americans.
CNN political analyst Roland Martin posted an apology on his website following calls from GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), bloggers, advocates and thousands of Americans.