The 2013 World Pride Power List was unveiled today and GLAAD National Spokesperson Omar Sharif, Jr. was named to the prestigious list. This week Omar spoke with CBC News about Wednesday's landmark victory for equality as the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and restored marriage equality to California with the end of Prop. 8.
In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key section of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA and restored marriage equality in California. Celebrities took to Twitter this week to share their excitement and celebrate marriage equality.
The new documentary The OUT List premieres tonight and features several high profile LGBT individuals discussing coming out, building successful careers while out, and reflecting on the challenges still facing the LGBT community and the next steps for the movement.
LGBT characters and couples have helped pave the way for culture change as Americans show a record high support of marriage equality. Take a look at the correlation between the increase of LGBT visibility in television with increases in national support for marriage equality.