Snapshots: The Gay Games, GLAAD in Chile, CeCe McDonald, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

 

GLAAD is getting ready for the Gay Games in Cleveland. If you haven't checked out the excitement of as many as 10,000 athletes from more than 60 countries participating in 35 sporting events, then you should. GLAAD will be on the ground at the Gay Games, lifting up the stories of participants and the exciting events of the week. Read more.

GLAAD's very own Monica Trasandes, of the Spanish Language Media team, is in the South American country of Chile where she is working with Fundación Toda Mejora, which works to promote education to stop bullying and youth LGBT suicide. Since her arrival, she has appeared on multiple Chilean television interviews bringing expert perspective to a society ravaged by LGBT youth suicide and bullying. Read more.

 

 

GLAAD broke the news that Yvette Cantu Schneider, one of the leaders of both the anti-LGBT and "ex-gay" movements, was renouncing her involvement with both movements, and calling for a ban on "ex-gay therapy" for minors. Yvette worked with GLAAD's Jeremy Hooper, who asked her tough questions about her time with the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, and California's Prop 8 campaign. Yvette released her own statement, speaking about how she has grown and changed since being an "ex-gay" spokesperson. You can read her statement here and her Q&A with Jeremy here.

Rolling Stone magazine ran a feature story about CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color whose story gained national attention after she was arrested and charged for the death of her own attacker. GLAAD provided background information and resources about transgender people over the past several months to writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Read more.

 

GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist Tiq Milan moderated a panel on fair and accurate reporting of violence against transgender women of color at this year's National Association of Black Journalist Conference in Boston. The 39th annual event hosts hundreds of African-American journalists from all across the country who come together to celebrate the acheivements in Black journalism and discuss pressing issues facing the community. GLAAD was also a proud sponsor of this year's LGBT reception in partnership with Lambda Legal.

 

Million Dollar Listing Miami, the newest spinoff of the Bravo series Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, is winding down its first season and out cast member Chris Leavitt spoke with GLAAD about what he hopes viewers take away from his story. Read more.

 

GLAAD spoke with writer and director Alan Brown about his newly released film, Five Dances. Told through dance sequences, Five Dances, recounts the story of a young gay man finding himself and his way in the world. Read more.

 

 

 

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.