Blogs by Daryl Hannah, Director of Media and Community Partnerships
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GLAAD is standing with members of Atlanta’s LGBT community to demand that the beating of an openly gay African-American man be investigated thoroughly and properly and that the media shine more light on the real threat of violence LGBT people of color face simply trying to walk the streets of their communities.
Last week, retail giant J.C. Penney announced a new partnership with America's favorite talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres. Now, however, the anti-gay group "One Million Moms" – a project of the designated hate group, American Family Association– has launched a campaign demanding that the retailer fire Ellen simply because she's gay.
Today, equality advocates across the country are celebrating the first National Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Day. A project of the Iowa Pride Network (IPN), the day is meant to stregnthen the bond between LGBT people and straight allies and encourage students to start GSAs and schools and colleges to support them.
UPDATE: Tribune Media has now apologized for a column, in which Cal Thomas used the Penn State child abuse scandal to make misleading claims against lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals, based on false and outdated stereotypes.
The New York Post yesterday ran a story discussing criticism of Chaz Bono for his recent comments about his transition, but referred to Chaz and Stephen Ira, the transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, as “she-men.”