Posts by Aaron McQuade

Family of transgender first-grader Coy Mathis launches Change.org petition

March 4, 2013

Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.

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March 1, 2013

Sharing the story of Coy Mathis and family - the true work of GLAAD

How GLAAD's Director of News and Field Media was inspired by the story of the Mathis family, and the role stories like this play in our culture.

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March 1, 2013

Dr. Jim Sears from CBS's The Doctors apologizes for Coy Mathis comments

Dr. Jim Sears ('Dr. Jim' on CBS's The Doctors) has apologized for comments he made while part of a panel on CNN Tuesday, discussing the story of six-year-old Coy Mathis - the Colorado first-grader whose family has filed a Civil Rights case to force her school to let her use the correct bathroom.

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February 27, 2013

Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.

In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.

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February 27, 2013

Rapper Macklemore first non-athlete to make You Can Play video

Rapper Macklemore has become the first non-athlete to participate in the You Can Play project to promote LGBT inclusion in sports, releasing a video today.Read More

February 26, 2013

Katie Couric Explores Stories of Trans Youth

This afternoon, Katie Couric will be devoting her entire hour to exploring the stories of transgender youth - in particular, the journeys they've been on with their families, and specific medical advances that are allowing some trans youth to transition more safely than ever beforeRead More

February 22, 2013

Guest Post and Video: UFC's Liz Carmouche on media and making history

This is our second guest blog from mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche, who on Saturday will become the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of UFC. You can read the first one here, and our interview with Liz here.

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