Posts by Aaron McQuade

State Department Brings Overseas Journalists to GLAAD

June 8, 2012
Friday afternoon, GLAAD staff had the extraordinary opportunity to meet, speak with, and answer questions from a group of seventeen foreign journalists who cover LGBT issues in their home countries. Reporters from Uganda, Moldova, Nigeria, Singapore, Chile, India, Guyana, and ten other nations joined us in our New York offices. Read More

June 7, 2012

Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Inclusiveness

Jennifer Tyrrell was kicked out of her son’s Boy Scout troop under the BSA's blanket ban on gay people being affiliated with the organization, either as scouts or leaders. Yesterday, the BSA announced that it would be "considering" a resolution at next year's annual business meeting that would reverse this ban.Read More

June 6, 2012

Anti-Trans Miss Pennsylvania USA Resigns

Sheena Monnin, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania USA (who did not make it into the final sixteen of the Miss USA pageant this weekend) has resigned from her post, organizers say, because she disagreed with the pageant's inclusion of transgender women.

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June 6, 2012

Vote for Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan in Seventeen's Pretty Amazing Contest

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 receive a $20,000 scholarship. Read More

May 24, 2012

Good Journalism: CNN's Baldwin Puts Perkins' Anti-gay Views in Context

Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin gave an almost textbook example of how to tell a complete story when dealing with an anti-gay activist. Read More

May 18, 2012

Lou Dobbs' Anti-Gay Panel Attacks Concept of Adoption

Last night, Lou Dobbs hosted a panel of two anti-gay activists which began as an attack on marraige equality, but ended up as an attack on adoption. And not just adoption by same-sex couples. ALL adoption. Read More

May 15, 2012

NY Times Does Not Retract Dehumanizing Coverage of Trans Woman Who Died in Fire

In response to criticism from the LGBT community and allies over its coverage of a fire that killed a transgender woman this weekend, the New York Times released a statement that reveals a lack of understanding of how serious this problem is.

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May 14, 2012

NBC's David Gregory Does Not Correct Marriage Misrepresentation

RNC Chair Reince Priebus told David Gregory that Mitt Romney's opposition to marriage equality is "in line with most Americans," despite more than a year of national polling showing the opposite to be true.Read More
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