Blogs by Brendan Davis, Digital Content Manager at GLAAD
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GLAAD President Herndon Graddick announced today that actor and LGBT advocate Wilson Cruz will join GLAAD's staff as the Strategic Giving Officer. Cruz will help fund GLAAD's work amplifying stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.
This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.
Following the announcement that President Obama opposes discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, Aaron Becker penned a piece penned a piece for the Daily Beast explaining why he is returning his Eagle Scout medal.
Following outrage over Chick-fil-A’s multi-million dollar contributions to anti-LGBT hate groups, GLAAD has joined a Change.org petition started this morning by a gay Atlanta mom and her family, calling on Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy to meet with them.
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick joined Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin last week and wrote an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News criticizing the Boy Scouts of America for maintaining its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.