Posts by Megan Townsend, GLAAD's Entertainment Media Strategist

The Root's 2013 list of top black influencers "The Root 100" features trans advocate Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, out actor Billy Porter and advocates Danielle Moodie-Mills and former GLAAD staff member Rashad Robinson

The Root, the "premiere news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers," today released their annual ranking "The Root 100" honoring the most influential black leaders in 2013. This year's list includes trans advocate, writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, out Broadway star Billy Porter and LGBT advocates Danielle Moodie-Mills and former GLAAD staff member Rashad Robinson.

2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: 'Behind the Candelabra' and 'Modern Family' win big; out actors Jim Parsons, Dan Bucatinsky pick up awards

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired last night and several LGBT-inclusive series, TV movies and out actors picked up awards, with the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra picking up three statues to add to the eight it picked up at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this week. Other highlights include tributes from Elton John and Jane Lynch.

Coming to a church or theater near you: The New Black

The New Black follows six African-American faith leaders to explore how Black, faith, and LGBT communities intersected in Maryland's campaign for marriage equality, where the role of the Black church as the community's institutional pillar took on a whole new dynamic. The film is partnering with Tugg to bring The New Black to local theaters and churches for screenings, starting on National Coming Out Day October 11.

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