Posts by Rich Ferraro

Oprah Winfrey goes purple for #SpiritDay

October 16, 2013

Oprah Winfrey started Spirit Day off on twitter by changing her profile picture to purple for Spirit Day and encouraging her 21.5 million followers to stand up against bullying!

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October 16, 2013

OWN to go purple for #SpiritDay leading up to night of LGBT programming on October 27

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is getting ready for Spirit Day, with both their on-air logo and social media channels set to go purple on Thursday, October 17 in support of LGBT youth. This is the first time that OWN has changed its logos to recognize a social initiative.

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September 16, 2013

GLAAD staff plans for upcoming equality work at 2013 staff retreat

The staff of GLAAD met in Denver, Colorado for our first staff retreat in several years thanks to the generous support of Southwest Airlines and the Gill Foundation! You can learn more about Southwest Airlines' work with LGBT organizations here.

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August 20, 2013

LGBT Sports Coalition thanks athletes at World Track and Field Championships for supporting LGBT rights

This evening the LGBT Sports Coalition thanked athletes at the World Track and Field Championships for supporting LGBT people and called on the International Olympic Committee to create opportunities for safe commentary in Sochi.

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August 2, 2013

LGBT Sports Coalition supports open LGBT participation in Olympic Games and urges powers to secure safety of LGBT attendees

The members of the LGBT Sports Coalition stand united against the new onslaught of anti-gay laws adopted by Russia. With the world’s attention focusing more every day on the Olympic Games in Sochi this February, it is incumbent on the International Olympic Committee, the Russian government and the governments of all Olympic nations to guarantee the safety of every Olympic attendee before, during and long after these Winter Games.

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April 22, 2013

VIDEO: Steve Warren Calls on Supreme Court Justices to Act Against DOMA and Prop. 8 at the GLAAD Media Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Steve Warren last night at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. The Stephen F. Kolzak award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for our community.

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April 5, 2013

Video: CNBC's Joe Kernen to Cantor: Don't Oppose Gay Marriage

During an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box host Joe Kernen challenged GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on his opposition to marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Kernen pointed out the Republican Party's lack of alignment as an increasing number of conservative voters support equality for gay and lesbian people.Read More

March 24, 2013

GLAAD affirms commitment to trans people, LGBT community and allies on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

On Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, GLAAD announced that the organization has formally dropped the words 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known going forward as simply GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organization.Read More
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