Next Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Sammi and GLAAD's Wilson Cruz tweeted out their support for equality in the Boy Scouts. Look out for more in the coming week leading up to the vote on Thursday.
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Fundraising will always be a challenge for independent creators, but crowd sourced funding websites give projects that might have been overlooked in traditional channel a renewed chance for success, and have been particularly useful for many LGBT creators hoping to share their stories through independent media. Here is a list of 15 LGBT-inclusive fan-funded success stories from 2012.
Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
In 2012 we bid a sad goodbye to some beloved LGBT Latinos and allies, and welcomed many positive moments, including the coming out of Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz.
Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy welcomed a son on Christmas Eve with his photographer husband, David Miller.
The Disney Channel’s social outreach campaign “Make Your Mark,” which encourages and inspires kids to make a difference in the world, is currently featuring a 14-year-old named Ben; an aspiring filmmaker who happens to have two moms, AfterElton reports.
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As the video game medium continues to mature and diversify, so too has it become an increasingly progressive and LGBT-inclusive one with a growing influence on culture and increasingly mainstream audience. 2012 turned out to be quite an interesting year in regards to LGBT representation and video games, from the communities that exist around them, to the companies that produce them, and into games themselves.
2012 saw a wide range of celebrities come out as LGBT, many in more subdued ways than years past.
Madonna took to the stage at the Xcel Center [in St.
Isis King shot to fame -- and consequently became voice for transgender women -- when she competed in cycle 11 of hit reality TV show "America's Next Top Model." As the show's first trans competitor, King's brought mainstream attention to transgender issues, including the transitioning process and LGBT homelessness (King was in assisted living before the show), as the model openly shared her story with fellow contestants and the judges.
Laverne Cox has used her visibility to become an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community and her efforts have been
'Any Day Now,' set in the late 1970s, is based on a true story. Cumming’s character, Rudy, is a down-on-his-luck drag queen who dreams of being a singer – and who takes in the teen, Marco, after the boy’s mother is arrested for drug possession. Rather than let Marco disappear into foster-care system, Rudy tries to adopt him, in partnership with a semi-closeted attorney named Paul (Garret Dillahunt).
Writer Jane Espenson talks about why she wanted to introduced a gay male vampire slayer in Buffy #14, which goes on sale today.
Seattle's native son and rapper extraordinaire, Macklemore along with his creative partner Ryan Lewis today released
The Ricki Lake Show, one of our favorite talk shows of yesteryear, is back with a gay vengeance: On today’s episode, former N’Sync member Lance Bass talks to Ricki about disclosing his sexuality.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that Star Trek alum George Takei and reality television personality/fashion designer Nicole Richie have joined the NBC comedy.