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- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team worked with Ed Mullen—executive director of Equality Ohio—and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to place an op-ed in the Chillicothe Gazette in response to the physical bullying of a Union-Scioto High School student perceived to be gay. The incident was recorded on a cell-phone and was aired on the local news by an ABC affiliate.
- Following the brutal attack of Burke Burnett—a 26-year-old openly gay man from Paris, TX—GLAAD worked Burke’s legal counsel, Equality Texas and the Anti-Defamation League’s North Texas Regional Office offering support with messaging and providing media training in the form of talking points and interviewing techniques. GLAAD has also acted as media liaison for Burke Burnett advocating for coverage of his story and coordinated a live appearance for Burke on MSNBC with Thomas Roberts.
- GLAAD recently provided interviewing techniques, talking points and a media information session to Tammy Simpson, the mother of Brand Bitner—who died by suicide in Pennsylvania last November. Media outlets like The Daily Item interviewed Simpson and wrote pieces in honor of the one year anniversary of her son’s death.
- GLAAD provided talking points and interviewing strategies to Rebecca Collins and Stacy Gordon, the mothers of the boys who were physically bullied in Chillicothe and Westerville, OH, respectively.
GLAAD in the News:
Gather-Adam Lambert’s Glamberts ‘Win’ with Money Raised for Charity
Gather-Kelly Osbourne Tries to ‘Rectify Situation’ Over Nasty Transgender Comments
Hollywood Reporter-MTV’s O Music Awards Audience Doubles From Inaugural Show
Hollywood.com-Osbourne targeted by gay rights activists over ‘tra--y’ comments
Huffington Post-MTV Aims To Break Guinness World Dance Marathon Record FOR LGBT Campaign
London Free Press-Obsourne slammed for ‘tra--y’ quip
Market Watch-Chad Boettcher to Head Social Action & Advocacy for Participant Media
Montreal Gazette- Majority of Americans Support Transgender People: Survey
Montreal Gazette-Kelly Osbourne: Give Her A Break, Please!
MTV- O Music Awards Dance Marathon Sets Guinness Record
MTV-O Music Awards Dance Marathon In Full Swing!
Out & About Newspapers-Number of gay characters on TV declines in 2011-2012 season
Queerty.com- STUDY: More Than A Quarter Of TV Watchers Tuning Into LGBT-Inclusive Shows
Reuters-MTV’s O Music Awards Breaks World Record, Honors Bjork & Nirvana
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-LIVE: MTV Dance Party promoting inclusivity for LGBT youth
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-Read GLAAD’s Religion & Faith Roundup
South Florida Gay News-Obama Honors Lesbian With 2011 Citizens Medal
Starpulse.com-Gay Rights Angry At Kelly Osbourne For ‘Tra--y’ Comments Activists
The Canadian-Kelly Osbourne gets slammed for Tra--y quip
Toronto Sun-Osbourne slammed for ‘tra--y’ quip