Posts by Brian Pacheco, Associate Director of Communications, Media Awards

Legendary Openly Lesbian Singer Chavela Vargas Dies at 93

Legendary openly lesbian singer Chavela Vargas passed away today at the age of 93. The singer, who came out at the age of 81, was known for challenging gender norms throughout her career.Read More

GLAAD Mourns the Loss of Actress Lupe Ontiveros, LGBT Ally and Advocate

The iconic Latina actress died July 26, 2012 at the age of 69. The actress best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar in "Selena" once expressed that she longed "to play a lesbian."Read More

Chick-Fil-A Sued for Gender Discrimination

Former Chick-Fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt is suing Chick-Fil-A for wrongful termination based on gender discrimination. Read More

Miss Peru to Work with LGBT Advocacy Group After Awful Anti-Gay Comments

After Peru's main LGBT group publicly criticized Miss Peru Universe Cindy Mejía for her comments about gay people, Mejía personally delivered a handwritten apology to the advocacy organization on Friday.

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Introducing "Familia Es Familia": A Groundbreaking Latino & LGBT Public Education Campaign

Yesterday at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)'s annual conference, twenty-one leading national Hispanic/Latino organizations announced their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called "Familia es Familia," which aims to strengthen Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of their LGBT family members.

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Mi Experiencia Inolvidable Entregándole un Premio GLAAD a Las Aparicio en la Ciudad de México

La semana pasada, un miembro del personal de GLAAD le entregó un Premio GLAAD al equipo de "Las Aparicio" de Argos TV.

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A GLAAD Staffer's Amazing Experience Presenting a GLAAD Media Award to a Media Outlet in Mexico City

Last week, a GLAAD staffer was in Mexico City and delivered a GLAAD Media Award to Argos TV's "Las Aparicio."

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Taking Action Against Offensive TV Show that Continues to Air Anti-Gay Language

Today, GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) delivered thousands of signatures to Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. about its show 'José Luis Sin Censura," which, despite promises to take the show off the air, continues to run its violent and offensive content during the daytime, unaltered.

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