Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist.
The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival launched a fundraising campaign to further promote LGBT and human rights in Russia. Through the Resist to Exist initiative, individuals from around the world have the opportunity to help create change in a country where being LGBT is forbidden and dangerous.
Laverne Cox, transgender actress and advocate accepted an award on behalf of the groundbreaking Netflix series Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Logo Trailblazers awards, which honor those paving the way for LGBT equality.
The 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival kicks off July 10 and tickets are on sale now. GLAAD is proud to announce our partnership as an Outfest Community Collaborator for a screening of the documentary "To Be Takei."