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Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.
- GLAAD honored the 13th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, urging media outlets to share the stories of those lost to anti-transgender violence. GLAAD presented a number of stories on its blog written by leading transgender advocates and celebrities and sponsored vigils in New York City and West Hollywood to honor the memory of those lost.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team reached out to various media outlets that misidentified Shelley Hilliard, a 19-year-old transgender woman who was murdered in Detroit, by using her birth name to cover her story. The Huffington Post and Detroit Crime Examiner were among the media outlets that updated their articles to honor Shelley’s life and memory.
- Following the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values team worked closely with a number of pro-LGBT Catholic organizations ensuring that the voices and needs of LGBT Catholics are heard by Catholic bishops.
- GLAAD was contacted by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to submit information on the bullying of LGBT youth in schools. After reviewing numerous submissions from individuals and organizations such as GLAAD and GLSEN, the Commission held a briefing on peer-to-peer violence in schools, with panelists ranging from academics, government officials, attorneys and representatives from advocacy organizations. Citing GLAAD and other LGBT advocacy organizations, the Commission noted that current federal laws do not protect students from peer-to-peer harassment that is based solely on sexual orientation, and it recommended heightened involvement by the Departments of Education and Justice in monitoring and tracking complaints.
- Following her use of a transphobic slur in Glamour UK, television personality Kelly Osbourne came under fire from transg ender advocates. GLAAD immediately got in touch with Kelly, who expressed her desire to apologize and share information she herself had researched about anti-transgender bias, slurs and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. In a guest post on GLAAD Blog, Kelly writes, “As a lifelong LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for my wrong but to also correct it… I can now use this as a platform to help speak out against the use of such hurtful and dehumanizing words. With your assistance and support, we can get this word out of television/media.”
GLAAD in the News:
Advocate-Kelly Osbourne Raises Awareness for Trans People
Advocate-Radio Host Sorry for Segment on Pedophilia, Gay Parents
American Superstar Magazine-I’m Retiring the Word ‘Tranny’…Will You Join Me?
Daily Mail-‘I was completely ignorant’: Kelly Osbourne finally apologises
Huffington Post-Queering Language
Instinct Magazine-GLAAD Reaches Out To NY Post Following Transphobic Headline Fail
Instinct Magazine-Kelly Osbourne Apologizes For Offensive ‘Tranny’ Remarks
Jezebel-Kelly Osbourne Apologizes For Use Of Transgender Slurs
Lez Get Real-GLAAD Urges Media To Cover Anti-Trans Violence
Passport Magazine-Kelly Osbourne Apologizes For Transgender Slur
PinkNews.co.uk-Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term
Radar Online-Kelly Osbourne Apologizes To Transgender Community For Offensive Remarks
SheWired.com-Transgender Day of Remembrance – Sunday, November 20
Sydney Star Observer-Kelly Osbourne apologises for trans slur
Towleroad-Kelly Osbourne Apologizes to the Transgender Community
Towleroad-PRI’s ‘To The Point’: More Homophobic Rantings In Wake Of Penn State Scandal
Huffington Post-Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky cited as case against same-sex parenting by anti-gay speakers
Philadelphia Magazine-The Penn State Scandal Isn’t About Homosexuality
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage