More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Snapshots of Our Work
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- GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media team worked with journalist and GLAAD National People of Color participant Rod McCullom on a series for TheBody.com profiling Latino HIV/AIDS advocates. GLAAD also helped a local Los Angeles HIV/AIDS advocate who works specifically with youth share his story in the article. Additionally, GLAAD's Spanish-Language Media team worked with Associated Press writer Claudia Torrens who profiled Farid Ali Lancheros and George Constantinou of Colombian and Costa Rican descent, respectively. The couple, now expecting twins, was first media-trained when New York gained marriage equality, and Torrens worked with GLAAD to help tell the couple’s story.
- GLAAD recently attended the Religion Newswriters Association conference in Durham, North Carolina. In our continued effort to amplify LGBT voices, GLAAD is working to highlight stories about LGBT Muslims in America and African-American pastors in Georgia.
- GLAAD responded to an incident in the EL Paso Times, in which four extremely defamatory paid advertisements about gay men and women were printed. GLAAD contacted the publisher of the El Paso Times and expressed its concerns about the importance of equality, citing that the ads should have never been published. GLAAD insisted that every person is entitled to the freedom of speech but that every person is jointly responsible for the consequences of his/her speech, particularly media outlets. The publisher ran several letters and opinion pieces regarding the incident; the most recent piece to run was submitted by 11 LGBT-inclusive religious leaders in El Paso expressing “unconditional love for all people.”
- GLAAD’s Media Strategy Team spoke with Colorlines.com about Tyler the Creator’s use of anit-gay slurs, insisting that the rapper’s anti-gay rhetoric has “the power to fuel intolerance and hostility” and sends “an irresponsible message” to his fans.
GLAAD in the News:
Dallas Voice- El Paso Times
Perez Hilton.com- Sofia Vergara Stands Up For Gay Rights
The New American- Study Shows Social Media Sites Censor Christian Views
The Nonprofit Quarterly- Gay Group Celebrates Accurate Portrayal of LGBT Community
The Palm Beach Post- Glee's Chris Colfer
The Sacramento Bee- The 2011 ADCOLOR Awards
The San Diego Gay and Lesbian News- COMMENTARY: Ex-NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway
The Windy City Times- Chaz Bono