Posts by Alexandra Bolles, Senior Strategist, Campaigns & External Engagement


Openly gay Eagle Scout reflects on being "unfit" for BSA leadership

Lucien Tessier and his younger brother, Pascal, have several things in common: they're both gay, dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and determined advocates for equality in scouting. In a recent commentary piece for The Guardian, Lucien reflected on the strides made in the movement for equality in scouting while considering the work that's left to be done.

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Celebrate BOYS with West Coast launch party

BOYS, An Anthology, a collaborative book that explores the lives of LGBT men around the world, was released in fall 2013 at #1 on the Amazon.com Gay & Lesbian eBook and print book charts. To celebrate, a launch party will be held this Sunday at Akbar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Italy's first trans former MP and Pussy Riot members among those arrested in Russia

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.

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Snapshots: Latin American advocates delegation, Trans advocates media training, LGBT Russians on Valentine's Day, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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The Advocate's op-ed reflects on significance of Facebook's new gender identity options

Allison Palmer, GLAAD's former Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, worked closely with Facebook as the social networking site prepared to greatly expand users' gender identity options. This week, she reflected on the significance of this development in an op-ed for The Advocate's website.

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