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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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 working with #EqualLoveEqualRights founder Shane Bitney Crone
Shane Bitney Crone, whose video about the tragic death of his partner went viral on the web, is working with GLAAD to help share his story and shine light on the vital need for relationship recognition protections. Read more.
The New York Times misses the mark in death of local transgender woman
GLAAD took The New York Times to task this week after the paper published a salacious account of a transgender woman’s tragic death. NYT Metro Editor Carolyn Ryan responded to GLAAD’s criticism by stating in part: “We certainly did not mean any disrespect to the victim or those who knew her. But, in retrospect, we should have shown more care in our choice of words." Read more.
Michigan man ousted as graduation speaker because he’s gay
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, who was un-invited from speaking at a Catholic school’s graduation ceremony in Michigan because he’s gay, instead delivered his speech at a separate ceremony at the University of Michigan. GLAAD worked with Stahl to help share his story and coordinate media opportunities. Over 800 locals came out to support Dominic at his speech, as well as the entire graduating class of Sacred Heart Academy. Read more.
Iowa TV stations pull transphobic ad
Local broadcast networks in Iowa pulled a transphobic ad after GLAAD contacted station management. GLAAD also alerted the ad’s creator to the offensive content, and worked with the company to ensure the spot stays off the air.
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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