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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.
A quarter million people join Jen Tyrrell to tell the Boy Scouts: Stop the discrimination
Over 250,000 people have joined Ohio mom Jen Tyrrell in telling the Boy Scouts of America to put an end to its long history of discrimination against LGBT scouts and leaders. GLAAD has helped share Jen’s story with media including The Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and dozens of others. Sign Jen’s Change.org petition here. Read more.
Cleveland radio station disciplines host after anti-gay comment advocating sexual violence
GLAAD called on Cleveland’s WMMS Radio to take action after host Dominic Dieter told a listener: "You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight." In response to GLAAD’s call, Dieter issued an on-air apology and the station confirmed it would take disciplinary action. WMMS also agreed to air PSAs about the importance of parental acceptance. Read more.
Drawing attention to rising support among Latinos
GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media team hosted a panel at the Hispanicize Conference in Miami recently, discussing growing levels of support among Latinos for LGBT people and issues. Following the panel, GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media Director was interviewed by a reporter from Spanish syndicate EFE, the fourth largest news agency in the world, about new polls showing Latino support for LGBT issues and people.
New report finds disproportionate rates of anti-LGBT religious voices in the news
GLAAD recently released 'Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality'. The study found that that three out of every four people of faith called on to speak about LGBT issues in the media came from anti-LGBT traditions. The report was commissioned by GLAAD and conducted by the University of Missouri Center on Religion & the Professions and examines the religious voices presented in national news outlets in print and television on LGBT issues. Read more.
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Video: Author and advocate Zach Wahls talks about his new book My Two Moms
Hulu adds LGBT genre category to site
Spirit Day creator Brittany McMillan makes Advocate’s ’40 under 40’
OMG from Yahoo! launches ‘Out and Proud in Hollywood’ tab in conjunction with the GLAAD Awards
GLAAD in the news:
ABC News - Lesbian Cub Leader Fired for Being Gay, Fights Boy Scouts
The Associated Press - Cher rocks huge afro at GLAAD Media Awards
CNN - Boy Scout den leader dismissed for being a lesbian
Entertainment Weekly - GLAAD Media Awards honor Chaz Bono, 'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson
The Hollywood Reporter - GLAAD Media Awards 2012 Winners Include 'Modern Family,' 'Becoming Chaz' (Video)
Jezebel - Radio Dick Tells Father to Have a Friend ‘Screw’ His Daughter Straight
The Los Angeles Times - Boy Scouts on ousted lesbian pack leader: She knew our policy
MSNBC - Radio DJ's sex advice to father of gay daughter sparks controversy
The New York Times - Dear Boy Scouts: Let a Gay Mom Lead the Pack
OK! Magazine - Cher surprises Chaz at GLAAD Media Awards
People Magazine - Cher Surprises Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Awards
Queerty - OH Boy Scouts Board Member Quits After Lesbian Mom Is Ousted
Towleroad - Radio Personality To Father: Have Your Daughter Raped Straight
TV Guide - Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson Honored at GLAAD Media Awards
Variety - 'Beginners' earns GLAAD kudo