Blogs by Megan Townsend, GLAAD's Entertainment Media Strategist

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform "Same Love" on MTV VMA's with Mary Lambert, Jennifer Hudson; Lambert releases video for "She Keeps Me Warm"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed "Same Love" with Mary Lambert and special guest Jennifer Hudson last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, introduced by out NBA player Jason Collins, which took home the award for Best Video with a Social Message. Out singer/songwriter Lambert last week released the video for "She Keeps Me Warm," the full track extension from her chorus on the platinum hit "Same Love."

POLL: Who is your favorite LGBT film character of all time? Vote now!

This Wednesday, GLAAD will release its first annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) mapping the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBT people in films released by the six major motion pictures during the 2012 calendar year. Before we look back at the year that was, now is your chance to tell us who is your favorite LGBT film character of all time!

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Out NBA star Jason Collins reaches out to WWE Superstar Darren Young; other athletes tweet support

Darren Young, WWE Superstar, spoke out about being gay yesterday to TMZ while waiting for his luggage at LAX. This morning Young appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer where we spoke about the positive reaction he has received, including advice from Jason Collins, who made history earlier this year as the first out gay active male pro athlete in one of America's major leagues.

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