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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Miss Universe reverses decision to oust transgender contestant, works with GLAAD to create more inclusive rules
The Miss Universe Organization announced that it will allow transgender contestant Jenna Talackova to compete, reversing Miss Universe Canada’s earlier decision to disqualify Talackova because she is transgender. The change came after Miss Universe began work with GLAAD to create more inclusive rules.
GLAAD Hosts Panel and Training at the National Queer People of Color Conference
GLAAD hosted two workshops at the 2012 National Queer People of Color Conference (NQPOCC) in Los Angeles recently. The first, "The Power of Story Telling: Speaking Our Truths to Create Social Change" offered real-world examples of the key role that storytelling plays in changing hearts and minds and the tremendous impact it has on changing culture. The second workshop was a media training session where participants learned the fundamentals of story telling and also how to utilize their voices as a platform for moving people to support LGBT equality.
GLAAD & HRC highlight support for equality among communities of color in wake of NOM documents
After documents revealed that the National Organization for Marriage had used race-baiting tactics to stir opposition to marriage equality, GLAAD and HRC released statistics showing broad support for LGBT people among the African American as well as the Latino and Hispanic communities. GLAAD also added NOM to its Commentators Accountability Project, reminding journalists of the long history of hateful and divisive tactics employed by the group.
TV personality Carson Daly reaffirms support for equality after homophobic gaffe
Following homophobic comments he made on his radio show, GLAAD worked with TV personality Carson Daly to speak out against tired anti-gay stereotypes. "We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality,” Daly said in part.
GLAAD in the News:
AfterElton - Morning Meme: James Cameron Hits Bottom, Fans Gorge On "The Hunger Games," and John Stamos Puckers Up For GLAAD
The Associated Press - Anti-bullying teen, 'DWTS,' Gaga get GLAAD award
Chicago Tribune - Pay and kiss and tell at GLAAD Awards: Weinstein presents Butler with special recognition award
CNN - Transgender Miss Universe contestant devastated by rules row, she says
Daily Mail - Kissing for a good cause! Smash's Megan Hilty puckers up to Glee's Cory Monteith at GLAAD Awards
E! Online - Glee-Smash Crossover! Megan Hilty Smooches Cory Monteith at GLAAD Media Awards
E! Online - Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Jenna Talackova Allowed to Compete
Entertainment Weekly – On the scene at the GLAAD Media Awards
Gay Star News - How much would you pay to kiss John Stamos?
Hollywood Reporter - Lady Gaga, 'Dancing With the Stars' Among GLAAD Award Winners
Huffington Post – John Stamos kisses man at the GLAAD Awards
Huffington Post - Naya Rivera At The GLAAD Awards: 'We Need More' Gay Characters On TV (VIDEO)
MSNBC - Transgender beauty queen allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada
MTV - Lady Gaga, 'Smash' Creators Win GLAAD Media Awards
New York Daily News - Cory Monteith, Megan Hilty lock lips for GLAAD
OnTopMagazine - Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, John Stamos Auction Kisses At GLAAD Media Awards
People Magazine - John Stamos, Naya Rivera & Cory Monteith's Three-Way Smooch
Perez Hilton - John Stamos, Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith Do A Three-Way Kiss For GLAAD
Perez Hilton - Transexual Beauty Queen Is Allowed To Compete In Miss Universe Canada
Queerty - GLAAD Gets Rejected Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Back In Competition
Reuters - "Smash" producers get top award by gay media group
Rolling Stone - Lady Gaga, 'Smash' Among GLAAD Award Winners
SheWired - GLAAD Awards Kick Off in New York - the Winners!
Us Weekly - Jersey Shore's Vinny: We'll Turn the Smush Room into a Nursery for Snooki's Baby
Wall Street Journal - Glaad's Cousin Vinny