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GLAAD learned yesterday of the passing of Glee star Cory Monteith. Through his work and advocacy, the actor continuously showed his support of the LGBT community, sending a strong message of acceptance to youth around the globe.
This year, gay television and internet personality, B. Scott, was hired by BET to host the pre-show for their annual award ceremony which aired last Sunday. Scott's attires often do not conform to expected gender norms. BET's decision to hire B. Scott was a great step forward but unfortunately B. Scott was reportedly asked to make changes to his ensemble.
Yesterday, actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter in response to a Daily Mail piece regarding his wife. The actor used an anti-gay epithet while sharing his feelings about the reporter responsible for the piece. Following outreach from GLAAD, Alec Baldwin released a statement.
Following the Supreme Court ruling on United States v. Windsor that found Section 3 of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA to be unconstitutional, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the "Respect for Marriage Act."