Blogs by Aaron McQuade, Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD
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Last weekend, the NBA became the first league to take GLAAD and Athlete Ally up on our offer to provide ally trainings to professional athletes - the latest in a series of big steps being taken to potentially pave the way for an openly gay male athlete in the world of major league team sports.
GLAAD has joined calls from leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates in urging media to report critically on responses from anti-LGBT organizations including the Family Research Council (FRC) and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) following a shooting at FRC headquarters last week.
In an open letter to Tony Perkins published in Huffington Post on Monday, LGBT advocate and talk show host Michelangelo Signorile asked anti-LGBT activist Tony Perkins to have a discussion about the word "hate" and why it applies to Perkins' organization.
For the past several weeks, the media has been focused on the firestorm over comments made by Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy. But many media reports have not asked some critical questions, and have presented incomplete or incorrect stories to audiences. Today GLAAD released facts and figures for media covering Chick-Fil-A.
Seventeen magazine is holding its annual Best Boyfriend or Girlfriend in America contest, and they are looking for young women between the ages of 15 and 22, of all sexual orientations, to submit their significant other for consideration. Also, it's the last day to vote for Brittany!!
A member of the Editorial Board of the journal Social Science Research has slammed a paper that was published in that journal, which garnered some national attention by misleading many to conclude that children of gay and lesbian parents fare worse than children of straight parents.
New numbers from polling organization YouGov reveal that the public's approval of Chik-Fil-A has taken a nosedive since it came to light that the fast food chain gave more than 2 million dollars to anti-gay causes and that its CEO Dan Cathy believes that marriage equality is "inviting God's judgment;" and that our culture has a "deprived mind."