Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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Aristide J. "AJ" Laurent, the openly gay co-founder of "The Advocate" newspaper, died on October 26, 2011 at his home in Los Angeles. GLAAD joins those mourning the loss of Laurent and appreciates his work to elevate LGBT issues and advocate for equality.
Before being honored with a Presidential Citizens Medal at the White House, Janice Langbehn was interviewed about the heartbreaking experience that led her down the path of advocacy. The White House has now posted the video of that interview, which you can watch below.
The Girl Scouts of Colorado spoke out in support of transgender children following the story of a child who was denied enrollment in a local Girl Scout troop.
Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Family Equality Council, and the Center for American Progress, in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and COLAGE, released a comprehensive report on the hardships faced by children of LGBT parents in the United States.
GLAAD is continuing to profile prominent transgender advocates and members of the community. This week, we talked to Bamby Salcedo about her advocacy work with transgender youth and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The National Organization for Marriage, the activist group "The Family Leader," and the consulting firm The Concordia Group, have launched a new anti-gay campaign in the 18th District Senate race in Iowa.
In spite of a recent act of vandalism, North Carolina State University's GLBT Center is coming together and taking a stance against bullying by participating in Spirit Day.