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George Takei to take stand against Scouts' anti-gay ban with GLAAD, Jennifer Tyrrell at NYC Pride

TV icon George Takei will join Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell and GLAAD at the NYC Pride Pride march this Sunday in a stand against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies, NY Daily News' Carson Griffith exclusively reported today.Read More

What to Watch: Monday, June 18

Tonight on an all new Push Girls Tiphany must make a decision about her relationship; plus new episodes of Teen Wolf, Lost Girl and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.Read More

CNN notes increase in LGBT-inclusive advertising

In a feature segment on Friday, CNN reported on the recent surge of LGBT-inclusive advertising, taking special note of JC Penney's Father's Day ad featuring a Dallas-based gay couple and their two children. Read More

June 17, 2012

Dad in JC Penney Ad Talks About His Ultimate Father's Day Gift

Cooper Smith Koch might be better known to most of Americans as the 'gay dad on the right' in JCPenney's ad featuring Cooper's family. Cooper worked with GLAAD to speak out about how the ad has impacted his family in media outlets like CNN and in a Father's Day post on Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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The GLAAD Wrap: Your Sister's Sister, Joan Jett, and Spandex

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.Read More

June 15, 2012

Evangelical Chrisitan Mom Shares Loving Story of Lesbian Daughter

Shari Johnson is a proud mom, and rightfully so. Her daughter Cholene is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, and was a captain for a commercial airline. But Johnson admits to the Washington Post that she was not prepared embrace her 37-year old daughter coming out a few years ago. At that time, being gay and being the perfect daughter were mutually exclusive. She writes, “In my experience, ‘gay pride’ was not on the acceptable list of parental bragging rights.”

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