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.
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- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team worked with Anton Tanumihadja—a gay Indonesian man facing deportation—and his partner facing Anton’s deportation, to pitch the couple’s story to media outlets following the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) recent decision to deny Anton a reprieve from deportation. GLAAD shared the couple’s story in such outlets as The Advocate, Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Gay News.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team recently worked with Ja’briel Walthour, a transgender advocate and GLAAD National People of Color Media Institute participant, on media outreach for his upcoming community education panel titled “Partner for Peace.” The panel features a number of LGBT advocates who will discuss issues of health care, law enforcement, education and faith as they affect the LGBT community. GLAAD assisted Walthour with writing press releases and with contacting media outlets for coverage of the panel discussion.
- GLAAD teamed with the PACER Center, an organization centered on parents helping parents, to officially observe October as “National Bullying Prevention Month.” As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, Spirit Day is October 20, a day in which LGBT supporters are encouraged to participate by wearing purple to show their support for LGBT youth.
- GLAAD recently urged students of Sequoyah High School in Eastern Tennessee to become allies and stand against anti-LGBT bullying at school and at home. GLAAD’s call to action was prompted after senior Chris Siglers was allegedly assaulted for refusing to remove a “Gay-Straight Alliance” logo from a t-shirt he was wearing at school.
- Last Tuesday, GLAAD honored the best in LBGT-inclusive advertising at the 2011 Amplifier Awards in New York City. GLAAD presented Allstate with the Corporate Responsibility Award and Bob Witeck and Wesley Combs of Witeck-Combs Communications with the Public Visibility Award. Several celebrity guests and honorees were in attendance.
GLAAD in the News:
Advocate-Will Anton Tanumihardja Be Deported?
Broadway World-Supermodel Kroell et al to Speak at DC LGBT Film Festival, 10/12
Guest of a Guest-GLAAD honors The Best In LGBT Inclusive Advertising
Huffington Post-Advertising Week 2011: GLAAD Amplifier Awards Honor Best In LGBT Ad Campaigns
MTV-O Music Awards Shoot For 'Longest Dance Party' Bragging Rights
NBC Philadelphia-Bi-National Gay Couple Facing Separation
Outtake-GLAAD Honors Bob Witeck & Wesley Combs
Queerty-PHOTOS: Drag Race Queens, Real Housewives Stars And Hunky Vikings At GLAAD’s Amplifier Awards
Stamford Plus-WWE names October 12 global “be a STAR” day
Windy City Times-ICE refuses to stop deportation despite DHS Policy
Windy City Times- Questions, controversy surround NHL ‘slur’
Wrestling Inc-Presser: WWE Announces ‘Global Be A STAR Day’