Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.
Debbie Harry, lead singer of iconic rock band Blondie, today shared an offer she got to perform a concert during the Sochi Winter Olympics. She passed on the offer because of Russia's oppressive anti-LGBT laws which affect millions of Russian citizens, visiting fans and athletes.
Yesterday GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community. Several nominees and stars of nominated films and series took to Twitter to celebrate their nominations.
This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and many of this year's nominees included out characters of color telling important stories and reflecting the true diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. One of the selection criteria for the GLAAD Media Awards is "fair, accurate and inclusive representations," meaning nominees include diverse stories about multi-dimensional LGBT representations rather than focus on broad stereotypes. Media representations of the bisexual community are infrequent and often sensationalized or inaccurate, but this year saw several nomination-worthy and bi-inclusive media projects.