Posts by Aaron McQuade

Two-Thirds of Americans: Anti-Gay Discrimination is a Problem

December 6, 2012

A new Gallup poll just released reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) say that bias against the gay and lesbian community is either a "very serious" or a "somewhat serious" problem.

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December 6, 2012

Photos: First Marriage Licenses in Washington!

Officials in King County, Washington began issuing marriage licenses at midnight last night to same-sex couples. Because of the state's three-day waiting period, the first weddings will take place on Sunday.

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November 28, 2012

Dr. Oz Show Irresponsibly Frames "Ex Gay" Topic

Producers of the Dr. Oz Show framed their program on so-called reparative therapy in a way that provided a lengthy platform for junk science, and a NARTH representative was introduced by Dr. Oz as an “expert” and spoke to countless parents and youth in the audience, as if NARTH’s work and practices represent legitimate and acceptable medical practices.

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November 28, 2012

GLAAD Working with NFL, Advocates Regarding Tank Carder's Anti-Gay Slur

GLAAD is speaking with league officials from the NFL following the use of an anti-gay slur on Twitter by Cleveland Browns Rookie LB Tank Carder. We are also in communication with several other LGBT sports organizations who have been in contact with the Browns organization.

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November 20, 2012

Miami Herald Will Improve Transgender Sensitivity Following Story on Arrest for Murder of Trans Woman

GLAAD today received many incident reports regarding a story that appeared in the Miami Herald, about an arrest made for the 2011 murder of a transgender woman. We spoke with the Herald and expressed the community's concerns.

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November 19, 2012

AT&T, Diageo North America, Wells Fargo, Record Number of Others Earn Perfect Scores on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign released the eleventh edition of its Corporate Equality Index last week, and the numbers confirm exactly what we've been seeing over the last twelve months - that support for the LGBT community from the business world has never been greater.

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November 15, 2012

British Rugby Champ and LGBT Ally Ben Cohen Launches StandUp Magazine

This week saw the debut issue of StandUp Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting positive stories of inclusion and fairness from the world of sports.

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November 15, 2012

Prudential Survey Encourages Financial Planners to Improve Services for LGBT Clients

A groundbreaking survey of LGBT Americans' financial health was released by Prudential Financial Inc. today, and reveals that very few LGBT Americans are getting advice catered to them from the financial services industry.

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