Posts by Justin Ward, Senior Media Field Strategist at GLAAD

GLAAD Calling for Suspension After Horrific Anti-Gay Remark on Cleveland's WMMS

GLAAD is calling on Clear Channel and Cleveland radio station WMMS to suspend radio personality Dominic Dieter for vile anti-gay remarks made on-air this morning.

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Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Graces Front Page of Iowa Newspaper

In a rare and poignant display of outspoken advocacy, Iowa's Sioux City Journal devoted the entire front page of its popular Sunday edition to a powerful anti-bullying message (and image).

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More than 100,000 People Support Gay Mom Ousted by Boy Scouts

As of 12:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 21, more than 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell. Read More

Outpouring of Support for Gay Mom Ousted from Boy Scouts

In the week and a half since Jennifer Tyrrell was ousted from her son's Boy Scouts troop, just because she's gay, more than 40,000 people have signed her Change.org petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their longstanding - and well-known - policy of discrimination against gay youth and LGBT families. On Saturday, April 21, Jennifer will speak onstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.Read More

UPDATE: Support Growing for Gay Mom Removed from Ohio Boy Scouts Chapter

Nearly 1,000 people have signed a Change.org petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell, the gay mom from Ohio who was removed from her volunteer post with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) just because she's gay.Read More

Ohio Boy Scouts Chapter Removes Gay Mom; Protest Happening Today

Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio is a devoted partner, mother, friend and community leader. Until recently, she also volunteered her time to serve as the den leader of a local Cub Scout chapter. She was removed from her volunteer post not because of issues with performance; she was removed only because she happens to identify as a lesbian.Read More

Lots of Early Buzz for "I AM: Trans People Speak" Video Campaign

Last week GLAAD and the MTPC announced the upcoming national launch of the "I AM: Trans People Speak" video campaign. Read More

GLAAD Applauds Media Coverage of Indiana LGBT Youth Controversy

At midnight on Friday, March 12, Indiana lawmakers wrapped up their 2012 legislative session. While a number of pressing items might have made headlines during the session's final days, in the end it felt to many observers like the highest priority facing some members of the General Assembly was revoking a hard earned, specialty license plate that demonstrates support for LGBT youth.

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