Last week a series of public service announcements (PSAs) began airing on local California television channels that serve large Asian American communities in order to share Asian American parents' messages of unconditional love and acceptance for their LGBT children.
Last night, NBC's reality competition show America's Got Talent ended its final audition episode with a musical performance from an 84-year-old man singing an original song about not wanting to date a woman because she had "male genitalia," and which included lyrics like "there's always some failure, always some flaw." As the song's "joke" dawned on the audience and judges, they erupted in laughter and the contestant was unanimously voted onto the next round.
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.
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.