In 2010, friends of GLAAD Jay & Laura Phillips of Fayetteville, Arkansas, supported their son Will, who was 10 years old at the time, when he refused to stand and recite "The Pledge of Allegiance." His reason? The ideals enshrined in the concluding words of the pledge - "with liberty and justice for all" - are not yet realities in this country, specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The story made national news headlines in late 2009, and on March 13, 2010,
From September 20-26, join GLAAD in recognizing the bisexual community for Bisexual Awareness Week, including Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23.
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GLAAD calls on the media to address transgender children and issues of gender identity responsibly--please notify us if you see problematic or offensive coverage.
GLAAD urges constituents to monitor coverage of the proposed bill in Tennessee that would bar transgender people from public accommodations and calls on the media to challenge false claims that protections for transgender people are in any way harmful.
Amazon.com is selling a calendar by self-proclaimed "Christian Cartoonist" Joe King called, "I'm Not Gay, I'm Just A Sissy; 12 Months of Sexual Confusion." Let Amazon know that their support for this calendar, by featuring it for sale in their stores, is demeaning to their customers and unacceptable.