Diversity, an Italian association working to reduce prejudice and discrimination, will launch its first Diversity Media Awards (DMA). DMA is modeled after the GLAAD Media Awards and recognizes fair, accurate, and diverse representations of LGBT people in the media.
On January 17, GLAAD was in Beijing, China to celebrate the Chinese Rainbow Media Awards. GLAAD's Director of Program, Global and US South, Ross Murray, brought greetings and offered support for recognizing media representations that accelerate acceptance for LGBT people in China.
Precious Davis, a transgender woman living in Chicago, is joined by her two best friends at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta to choose the dress she'll wear at her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Myles Brady.
2015 saw the expansion of GLAAD's commitment to global LGBT acceptance grow. The initiative engaged in support of strong, organized, local LGBT organizations that have identified clear objectives and believe GLAAD can be helpful in achieving those objectives.
The world has its first country that offers marriage equality for same-sex couples as a result of a vote of the people. Ireland last May made international headlines by voting "yes" for marriage equality.
The Colombia Constitutional Court granted a victory to children with gay and lesbian parents in the country by ruling that sexual orientation could not be considered as an in impediment to adoption. "It is an unacceptable violation of her/his rights to deny a child a family based solely on the sexual orientation of the couple," read the ruling in part.