Blogs by Aaron McQuade, Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD
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Last week, CNN's Carol Costello hosted a segment about the anti-gay American Family Association's protest of Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix it up at lunch day" - because of AFA's bizarre claim that encouraging kids to make new friends promotes some kind of "gay agenda."
In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter decided last night to make a joke about family rejection of LGBT youth. If you disagree with Coulter and want to stand with the millions who support and embrace LGBT young people then join us for Spirit Day on October 19 and go purple today on Facebook and Twitter.
Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.
In a New York Times story about MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts' wedding with husband Patrick Abner, ABC News weather editor and Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion announced his own engagement to photographer Rubem Robierb