Why I'm letting Aunt Betty feel a little awkward this Thanksgiving
Join GLAAD in urging the Star Tribune to act like a responsible news outlet and stick to framing the discussion on marriage and the state constitution in a fair and accurate manner.
Brian Andersen and Anton Tanumihardja are very much in love and want to spend their lives together, but Anton is now facing likely deportation to his native Indonesia where people like Anton – who is openly gay, Christian and ethnically Chinese – are subjected to persecution simply for being who they are.
The site guanabee.com recently published a post that included the line “Eva Longoria confronts a bitchy queen who fags out on her.” GLAAD reached out to publisher Daniel Mauser and explained how words and sentiments like these are used to bully LGBT youth in schools and how often these words accompany anti-gay violence.
This week America and the LGBT community applauded the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' with its full repeal going into effect on September 20, 2011. Celebrations were held across the country marking the end to this discriminatory, anti-LGBT law. The media covered this significant milestone with touching, personal stories – such as an active duty member of the military getting married at midnight in Vermont and a soldier who called his father from overseas to come out to him. These stories highlighted the voices of the men and women impacted by this discrimination.
Spirit Day is Thursday, October 20, 2011. Will you show your support for LGBT youth and others who have been bullied? If you're on board, take the pledge to wear purple on October 20th!
We will contact you before Spirit Day with easy ways you can get involved. Thanks for speaking out in support of LGBT youth and against bullying!
Chaz Bono Leaves Dancing with the Stars, but Still a Great Victory for Transgender Visibility
Statement from GLAAD, October 25, 2011:
Update - 6:30PM, August 15, 2011
Adam Carolla just responded to TMZ after GLAAD, community members and allies spoke out earlier today. Carolla stated: "I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician."