Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.
May marks Foster Care Awareness Month and FosterMore, a coalition of non-profit organizations seeking to increase awareness of the challenges faced by youth in the foster care system, has partnered with Disney | ABC Television Group to launch a Public Service Announcement Campaign to encourage viewers to support foster youth.
GLAAD is joining those who have spoken out for the LGBT people of Brunei whose lives are in danger. We are returning donations to the GLAAD Media Awards from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
In honor of Mother's Day, members of GLAAD's staff are sharing reflections on their relationships with their moms. While these folks are of different backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages, one thing is clear and common across the board: their mothers are central to their stories.
Last week, Newsweek published two full-length stories on the so-called "ex-gay" movement's decline onehighlighted former "ex-gay" activist, John Paulk, while another told the story of Mathew Shurka, who went through attempts to change his sexual orientation, and is now a vocal critic of the dangerous practice.