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 closely with Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, convener of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, to place an op-ed in The Amsterdam News—New York City’s oldest and largest Black newspaper—discussing the effects of homelessness on LGBT youth in New York City.
- John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, recently apologized to the LGBT community after he made disparaging comments about gay and lesbian people. Huppenthal’s apology came after GLAAD and Equality Arizona called attention to his statements noting them as “highly offensive.” Coverage of the apology appeared in the Arizona Republic as well as the Tucson Citizen.
- Following GLAAD outreach, The Huffington Post removed an article that featured problematic language about transgender people. After meeting with Huffington Post staff, GLAAD is working with the site to help acknowledge more inclusive and accurate stories of transgender people.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team recently worked with Rev. Jamie Washington, associate pastor of the Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore, to place a letter to the editor in The Baltimore Sun focusing on the growing number of African-American ministers in Maryland—openly gay and straight—that show support for the LGBT community.
GLAAD in the News:
ABC 7-Brian Grazer to produce 84th Academy Awards
Access Hollywood-Brett Ratner Resigns As Producer Of 2012 Oscars
American Superstar Magazine-Brett Ratner Resigns From Producing Oscars Due To Use Of Gay Slur
CBS News-Director Brett Ratner apologizes for gay slur
CNN-Billy Crystal to host Academy Awards
CNN-Movie director who made anti-gay remark apologizes, won’t produce Oscars show
Daily Beast-Ratner Out As Producer
Digital Spy-Brett Ratner ‘apologizes for gay slur’
E! Online-Movie Academy Scolds Oscar Producer Brett Ratner for Gay Slur
Entertainment Weekly- Brett Ratner working with GLAAD on ‘public discussions’ about LGBT issues
Entertainment Weekly-Brett Ratner apologizes for lying about Olivia Munn, use of gay slur
HitFix-Brett Ratner resigns as Academy Awards co-producer over gay slur controversy
Hollywood Reporter-Brett Ratner’s 10 Offensives Quotes That Ended in Oscar Trouble
Huffington Post-Brett Ratner Gay Slur
Huffington Post-Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky Cited As Case Against Same-Sex Parenting By Anti-Gay Speakers (Video)
Instinct Magazine-Brett Ratner Apologizes For “Fags” Remark
Instinct Magazine-Lesbian Hopes To Win Miss California, USA Crown…But First Long Beach
International Business Times-Has Brett Ratner’s Luck Finally Run Out?
Lez Get Real-GLAAD To Work With Brett Ratner After Gay Slur Incident
Lez Get Real-Jenelle Hutcherson Gaining Media Attention For Beauty Pageant Runs
LGBT Weekly-Chaz returns to OWN
LGBT Weekly-Director Brett Ratner apologizes for gay slur
Los Angeles Times-Brett Ratner quits Oscars after using anti-gay slur
Los Angeles Times-Brian Grazer’s 2010 gay controversy
MTV-‘Tower Heist’ Director Brett Ratner Apologizes For Using Gay Slur
MTV-Brett Ratner’s Apologies: The Last Stand
NBC Los Angeles-Brett Ratner Resigns as Oscars Producer
New York Daily News-Brett Ratner resigns as Oscars producer after coming under fire for gay slur
New York Magazine-Brett Ratner Apologizes For Gay Slur, But Not Before Involving Lindsay Lohan
New Zealand Herald-Oscars producer resigns after gay slur
On Top Magazine-Jenelle Hutcherson First Openly Gay Miss Long Beach Pageant Contestant
Parade Magazine-Brett Ratner Quits Oscars Amid Controversy
Passport Magazine-Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy Resign From Oscars
Passport Magazine-Brett Ratner’s Oscar Replacement’s Anti-Gay Controversy
PerezHilton.com-Brett Ratner Expected To Team Up With GLAAD For Public Forums On LGBT Images
Reuters-Full Text of Brett Ratner’s Apology to Gay Community
Reuters-Oscar Shocker! Brett Ratner Resigns as Producer of Telecast
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-Arizona superintendent apologizes to LGBT community
The FABlife-Brett Ratner Was ‘Too Hard On Himself,’ Russell Simmons Says
The Inquisitr-Brett Ratner, ‘Tower Heist’ Director, Apologizes for Gay Slur
The Vital Voice-Talking Suicide & LGBT Youth
TMZ-Brett Ratner Quits Oscars
TooFab.com-Brett Ratner Quits as Oscars Producer After Gay Slur
Total Film-Brett Ratner resigns as producer of 2012 Oscars
Towleroad-'Tower Heist' Director Brett Ratner Apologizes for Saying 'Rehearsal's for Fags' to Screening Audience
Towleroad-NPR’s ‘To The Point’: More Homophobic Rantings In Wake Of Penn State Scandal
USA Today-Brett Ratner resigns as Academy Awards producer
USA Today-Eddie Murphy out as Oscar host
Vancouver Sun-Eddie Murphy resigns from Oscars-hosting gig
Variety-Brett Ratner out as Oscar producer
Wall Street Journal-Brett Ratner Out as Oscars Co-Producer
Washington Blade-‘Oscars’ producer Ratner quits after using gay slur
Washington Post-Oscar producer and ‘Tower Heist’ director Brett Ratner apologizes for using gay slur
Windsor Star-Eddie Murphy backs out of Oscar hosting duties
X17 Online-Hollywood Heavyweight Brett Ratner Apologizes For Gay Slur
Zap2It.com-‘Tower Heist’ director Brett Ratner apologizes for gay slur
Zap2It.com-Oscars: Brian Grazer steps in to produce as Brett Ratner, Eddie Murphy walk