Posts by Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer

Dad in JC Penney Ad Talks About His Ultimate Father's Day Gift

Cooper Smith Koch might be better known to most of Americans as the 'gay dad on the right' in JCPenney's ad featuring Cooper's family. Cooper worked with GLAAD to speak out about how the ad has impacted his family in media outlets like CNN and in a Father's Day post on Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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Boy Scouts of America Officials Propose Allowing Local Troops to Accept Gay Youth and Leaders after Eagle Scout Delivers 275,000 Petitions at National Annual Meeting

Sources have confirmed that Boy Scout officials have proposed a new policy -- which could be voted on as early as 2013 -- that would allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not to accept gay youth and leaders.

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Kat Graham Shows Support for Gay Mom Ousted as Boy Scouts Leader on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Today singer and star of the CW’s Vampire Diaries Kat Graham dedicated her performance of “Put Your Graffiti On Me” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to Jennifer Tyrrell, a mother of four from Bridgeport, Ohio who was ousted from the Boy Scouts of America last month because she is gay. Read More

Tracy Rodemeyer Remembers Her Son Jamey on Mother's Day

Tracy Rodemeyer shares a powerful Mother's Day post at the Huffington Post in remembrance of her son Jamey.Read More

ABC News' Josh Elliott shares heartfelt story about gay dad

Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott shares a harrowing story about his gay dad in the May 14 issue of In Touch Weekly.Read More

GLAAD Board of Directors Names New President Herndon Graddick

The National Board of Directors of GLAAD announced that they have named Herndon Graddick as GLAAD's new President. Herndon is currently serving as the organization's Vice President of Programs and Communications. Read More

GLAAD Is Working with Miss Universe Organization on Inclusion for Transgender Women

GLAAD responded to the Miss Universe Organization's decision to allow a transgender contestant to compete after she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition last month.Read More
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