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 Media Field Strategy team recently met with LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, an organization composed of clergy, divinity students, and faith leaders who represent diverse interdenominational religious institutions, to assist with media strategy and outreach and to develop talking points for media-related coverage. GLAAD is working closely with the organization to elevate the stories of black LGBT-affirming congregations and faith leaders.
- GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values team recently participated in a panel discussion at Compass to Compassion, a United Nations consultation that discussed global homophobia and criminalization of the lives of LGBT people and addressed the partnership between pro-LGBT faith communities, human rights organizations and governmental agencies. GLAAD’s teams participated on a social media panel and discussed effective ways to bring awareness of global LGBT persecution to an American audience.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy and Spanish-Language Media teams recently held English and Spanish media spokespeople trainings at the Models of Pride Conference, a free conference for LGBT youth held at the University of Southern California. The young people were trained on how to speak to the media regarding LGBT issues as well as given talking points and resources about media-related practices and the importance of media outreach.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team worked with Trans People of Color Coalition, a national social justice organization that promotes the interests of transgender people of color, to develop its public messaging and digital and media efforts.
- GLAAD, in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), launched its news PSA series Amplify Your Voice! The series features celebrities including Amy Poehler, Dustin Lance Black, Rashida Jones, Naya Rivera, Chaz Bono, and Russell Simmons as well as local youth from the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center’s Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Program speaking out against anti-LGBT bullying.
GLAAD in the News:
Broadway World- STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth, Mario Lopez, Naya Rivera, et al. Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying
CNN-'Jersey Shore's' Vinny joins Chaz Bono for anti-bullying PSA
E! Online-Chaz Bono and Jersey Shore's Vinny Team Up, but What For?
Huffington Post- GLAAD 'Amplify Your Voice!' Campaign: Celebrities Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying (VIDEOS)
Instinct Magazine-Chaz, Shaq, Jersey Shore, Amy Poehler, Mario Lopez And More Team Up Against Gay Bullying (Video)
International Business Times-Zachary Quinto is Gay; Who Else Has Come Out This Year?
Just Jared- Amy Poehler & Rashida Jones: GLAAD Anti-Bullying PSA
Just So You Know-'Pretty Little Liars' Cast, Naya Rivera Star in New Anti-Bullying PSAs
Lez Get Real-White House Announces Presidential Citizens Medal 2011 Recipients
LGBT Weekly- Chaz Bono and Jersey Shore’s Vinny gear up for GLAAD
Miami Herald-GLAAD anti-bullying videos star Shaquille O'Neal, Kristin Chenoweth, Chaz Bono, Vinny Guadagnino
Miami Herald-WWE stresses anti-bullying month
MTV-'Jersey Shore' Star Vinny Teams Up With GLAAD
MTV-O Music Awards To Honor Steve Jobs
OK! Magazine-Chaz Bono & Vinny Guadagnino Team Up for Anti-Bullying Campaign
Ology-Celebs Join Forces For Anti-Gay Bullying Campaign
On Top Magazine-Chaz Bono, Naya Rivera, Mario Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth Fight Anti-Gay Bullying
Out In Jersey-Gay activist pioneer Frank Kameny dead at 86
Outtake Online-Gay Widow Gets Presidential Citizens Medal
Passport Magazine-Take Action! Demand the Obama Administration Stop tearing Apart LGBT Families
PerezHilton.com- Chaz Bono And Jersey Shore's Vinny Team Up With GLAAD For Anti-Gay Bullying PSAs!
Sheknows.com-Chaz Bono And Vinny Guadagnino Team Up For Anti-Bully Campaign
SheWired.com-Naya Rivera, Shay Mitchell and More Celebs in New Spirit Day and Amplify Your Voice Campaign
The Hollywood Gossip-Chaz Bono, Pretty Little Liars Cast, Vinny Guadagnino Tag Team GLAAD PSA
The Hollywood Reporter- 'Jersey Shore's' Vinny, 'Glee's' Naya Rivera Appear in Anti-Gay Bullying Ads (Video)
The Star-Ledger-Vinny and Chaz fight bullies, stomp for GLAAD
TooFab.com-Shaq, Chaz Bono & Vinny from "Jersey Shore" Do GLAAD PSAs
Towleroad.com-GLAAD Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign
Windy City Times-GLAAD accepting award nominations