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Violent, anti-LGBT talk show off the air after campaign by GLAAD and NHMC
Following an 18-month campaign by GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Estrella TV announced it would permanently remove the violent anti-LGBT talk show “José Luis Sin Censura” from the air. Widespread media coverage, including stories in The Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, La Opinión, Hoy Los Angeles, and Huffington Post Voces, helped point to the dangers of violent anti-LGBT content. Read more.
Building bridges between the LGBT and Immigration movements
This month, GLAAD travelled to Washington, DC to train over 50 community members on best-practices for speaking about two important issues in Maryland’s upcoming election: marriage equality and the Maryland DREAM Act. This was part of a campaign by three Latino and LGBT groups--CASA de Maryland, the Latino LGBT History Project, and Equality Maryland—which aims to further educate the Latino community about what the denial of marriage means to LGBT people. Read more.
LGBT community responds to Family Research Council shooting
GLAAD joined over 40 other LGBT organizations to utterly reject and condemn the recent shooting at the offices of the Family Research Council. In a joint statement, the organizations said in part: “The motivation and circumstances behind today’s tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.” Read more.