Marlo Hampton of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Monday tweeted a letter of apology for the anti-gay slur she used on Sunday night's episode of the show. Hampton wrote, "When I used this word, I was not mindful of the demeaning connotation that this has in the gay community. My speech was irresponsible, thoughtless and said with the intention of conveying anger rather than as a statement on my feelings towards the gay community as a whole."
The Sundance Film Festival is a launching pad for some of the world’s most important and influential cinema, including many films that tackle the issues faced by the LGBT community. GLAAD is proud to announce that one powerful film in particular, Love Free or Die, will partner with us to help advance LGBT equality in 2012.
Christopher Plummer was nominated for an Academy Award today for his role in the LGBT-inclusive film The Beginners, Rooney Mara was recognized for her role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and actress Glenn Close received a nod for her role in Albert Nobbs. The Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC on February 26.