Blogs by Aaron McQuade, Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD
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With marriage equality going before voters in four states this November, GLAAD has announced it will create local Commentator Accountability Project (CAP) profiles for anti-gay activists in all four states, beginning with those working in Maine.
New Jersey Devils player Cam Janssen today apologized for an anti-gay answer he gave this week, and expressed his personal support for the message of the 'You Can Play' campaign as well as the LGBT community in general.
The National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced it has fined New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire $50,000 for directing a gay slur at a fan via Twitter this weekend. GLAAD, along with our partners from Athlete Ally, will meet with executives at the NBA and WNBA in the near future to discuss the possibility of providing Ally Training to all players in both leagues.
Following this weekend's historic LGBT Sports Summit at Nike Headquarters in Oregon, GLAAD is proud to announce that we are teaming up Athlete Ally and its founder Hudson Taylor to offer LGBT Ally trainings to all 141 major league sports teams.
This afternoon Kylar Broadus, founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) became the first trans person ever to testify before the US Senate. Broadus's testimony was in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. Watch his testimony here: