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Jenna Talackova Calls for a More Inclusive Miss Universe Competition

April 3, 2012

Following the announcement that the Miss Universe Organization would allow transgender contestant Jenna Talackova to compete, and that GLAAD would be working with Miss Universe to open the pageant up to the trans community, Talackova says she wants pageant owner Donald Trump to make sure “no one else has to suffer the discrimination I have had to endure.”

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GLAAD Mourns Transgender Advocate and HIV/AIDS Activist Alexis Rivera

Last week, transgender advocate Alexis Rivera passed away from complications related to HIV. Rivera was 34 years old and worked as Policy Advocate at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco since 2007. GLAAD offers deepest condolences to her friends, family, and all who loved her.

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April 3, 2012

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris on Returning as Tony Host

Out performer Neil Patrick Harris has been confirmed as host of this year’s Tony Awards, marking his third time in the role.

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What to Watch: Tuesday, April 3

Four vocalists will be sent home on tonight's The Voice elimination show, Tabatha Takes Over a bed and breakfast in the series finale and Fashion Star contestants are challenged to create couture and mass market.Read More

GLAAD Is Working with Miss Universe Organization on Inclusion for Transgender Women

GLAAD responded to the Miss Universe Organization's decision to allow a transgender contestant to compete after she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition last month.Read More

 
April 2, 2012

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Supports NOM's Divisive Strategy

HRC recently revealed that the Church and other Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, have financially supported NOM’s efforts to increase “hostility” between the LGBT and black communities; and to drive a wedge between LGBT Latinos and members of their own families by making "support for [so-called traditional] marriage a key badge of Latino identity."

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