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.
November 14 – 20 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.
Desde el 19-26 de septiembre, únase a GLAAD para reconocer a la comunidad bisexual por la semana para concientizar el público de la bisexualidad o Bisexual Awarenes Week, incluyendo la celebración del Día de la Bisexualidad el 23 de septiembre.
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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.