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."