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Mother's Day has always been a special day for me -- a time to celebrate my mother, grandmothers, but most importantly, my children. But this Mother's Day, I won't be celebrating as usual.
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.
Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.
On Thursday we shared with you the story of Dynasty Young, the openly gay high-school student who's now facing expulsion after using an electrical self-protection device in response to severe bullying. In order for media coverage of this story to meet fair, accurate and inclusive journalistic standards, several important questions need to be raised.
Recently, multiple celebrities in the music and acting industry as well as the political sphere have spoken out against Amendment One - the proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and civil unions and domestic partnership benefits for all couples
GLAAD is calling on Clear Channel and Cleveland radio station WMMS to suspend radio personality Dominic Dieter for vile anti-gay remarks made on-air this morning.
Today, Thomas Roberts interviewed Jennifer Tyrell, the Ohio mom who was ousted as scout leader of her son’s Boy Scouts troop simply because she’s gay - and who has the support of tens of thousands of Americans on her call for the Boy Scouts to change its policy.
CNN interviewed Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was ousted as scout leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop simply because she's gay.