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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- As states like Washington, Maryland and Maine take up marriage equality legislation, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values team issued an ‘Eye on the Media’ highlighting support among religious leaders and denominations. The ‘Eye on the Media’ used research from the Public Religion Research Institute, which shows that a majority of most major groups now support marriage equality, and serves to debunk the myth that people of faith are not accepting of their LGBT brothers and sisters.
- GLAAD worked with internet giant Yahoo! to remove violent anti-gay comments from the site’s Y! Music Blog, sending a message to millions of users that anti-LGBT violence will not be tolerated. GLAAD and Yahoo! have agreed to work together to create a safer online experience for all users.
- Over 36,000 people joined GLAAD to #StandUpForEllen and show their support for J.C. Penney after anti-gay activists called on the retailer to fire talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres as its new spokesperson. J.C. Penney later confirmed that the company "stands behind its partnership with Ellen DeGeneres." As a result, dozens of media outlets helped share GLAAD’s message about the need for LGBT-inclusive employment protections.
- After CNN correspondent Roland Martin encouraged over 95,000 Twitter followers to “smack the ish” out of any male fan “hyped about David Beckham’s H&M [Super Bowl] underwear ad,” GLAAD took action and called for Martin to be fired from the network. Thousands of people have joined GLAAD’s action, taking a stand against anti-LGBT violence.
GLAAD in the News:
Daily Mail (UK) - 'Family values' group demands JC Penney fires Ellen DeGeneres for being 'openly gay'
E! Online - JCPenney Hires Ellen DeGeneres, Gets Heat From Anti-Gay Group
E! Online - GLAAD Slams CNN Commentator for Controversial Tweet About David Beckham Undies Ad
Entertainment Weekly - GLAAD wants CNN to fire Roland S. Martin over David Beckham tweets
The Hollywood Reporter - Amid Protest, J.C. Penney Keeping Ellen As Spokesperson
The Hollywood Reporter - Yahoo! Teams with GLAAD to Remove Anti-LGBT Comments from Adam Lambert Interview
The Huffington Post – Adam Lambert Debuts 'Better Than I Know Myself' Video, Announces Queen Tour Plans (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - CNN's Roland Martin Under Fire From GLAAD For David Beckham Super Bowl Tweets
IMDB - Yahoo! Teams with GLAAD to Remove Anti-lgbt Comments from Adam Lambert Interview
The Inquisitr - One Million Moms Protest Ellen DeGeneres’ Partnership With JC Penney
Jezebel - Concerned Moms Hate Ellen DeGeneres For Being Openly Awesome
LezGetReal - Violent, Anti-Gay Comments About Adam Lambert Spark Yahoo Action
The Los Angeles Times - Anti-gay group slams J.C. Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres
The Los Angeles Times - GLAAD angry over CNN analyst Roland Martin's David Beckham tweet
Miami Herald - GLAAD: Yahoo! removes violent anti-gay comments from Adam Lambert interview
MSNBC.com - J.C. Penney stands behind Ellen DeGeneres
Newsday - Supporters back Ellen DeGeneres, J.C. Penney
The New Civil Rights Movement - Roland Martin Issues Statement — But No Apology For Anti-Gay Comments
New York Magazine - GLAAD Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Critics of JCPenney
New York Post - Call to fire Ellen
The Philadelphia Inquirer – Gay group calls on CNN to fire Roland Martin
Politico – CNN’s political contributor problem, pt. 2
PopStar.com - Yahoo! Joins Forces with GLAAD to Condemn Anti-Gay Comments About Adam Lambert
Queerty - Yahoo! Removes Hateful, Anti-Gay Violence-Inciting Comments From Adam Lambert Article
Radar Online - 'Family Values' Group Demands JC Penney Fire Ellen DeGeneres; GLAAD Fights Back
Reuters - Ellen Supporters Counter Conservative Moms' JC Penney Campaign
Reuters - JC Penney stands by Ellen DeGeneres as spokeswoman
TIME - Ellen DeGeneres Fans Fight Anti-Gay Group Over JCPenney Gig
Towleroad - Adam Lambert's 'Better Than I Know Myself' Music Video: WATCH
The Wall Street Journal - Roland Martin’s Tweet About David Beckham Ad Angers GLAAD
The Washington Post - Super Bowl: CNN’s Roland Martin tweets jokes seen as anti-gay
The Washington Post – At CNN, is homophobia a ‘viewpoint’?