Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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Today the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and GLAAD are launching a national version of the"I AM: Trans People Speak" video series, and we're calling for the public to submit their own stories.
Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley made history today by signing the state's marriage equality bill into law. Maryland is the eighth state to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, writes about the legacies of June Jordan and Audre Lorde who spoke up in the face racism, sexism, and homophobia in publishing and in their communities.
Black History Month is a time for honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans and their institutions, including the Black Church. In 2000, Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Boston adopted a unanimous resolution to enthusiastically welcome LGBT worshippers.
This week, MTV and Logo aired an "It Gets Better" special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. You can read a re-cap of the 60-minute special below.
Last week, a CBS local affiliate in Miami drew attention to the lives of homeless LGBT youth living in South Florida. It is important that the media continues to elevate both the stories of homeless LGBT youth and any support options available to them.