AMC and Viacom have joined Disney and Marvel in condemning Georgia’s HB 757, which would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.
The Walt Disney Company has become the first major studio to speak out against Georgia’s anti-LGBT ‘license to discriminate bill. The company stated that they would move their business out of the state if Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law.
Without warning, the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to a bill HB 757, that would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.
Today, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Asurf Films Limited, released the trailer for Hell or High Water, a new short film about a young pastor in Nigeria who has to confront a hidden truth about himself. Check out the trailer!
GLAAD has released two new media guides for journalists reporting on LGBT people in Alabama and Mississippi after a recent report showed an increased discomfort with the LGBT community by Americans living in the U.S. South
Brighid and Paddy Whyte , an elderly married couple from Ireland, have been nominated at the GALAS LGBT Awards for their sincere videos submitted to the #VoteWithUs campaign for marriage equality in Ireland. They have been nominated in the category of "LGBT Ally," for their work with the #VoteWithUs campaign for the referendum for equal marriage in Ireland.
Diversity, an Italian association working to reduce prejudice and discrimination, will launch its first Diversity Media Awards (DMA). DMA is modeled after the GLAAD Media Awards and recognizes fair, accurate, and diverse representations of LGBT people in the media.
On January 17, GLAAD was in Beijing, China to celebrate the Chinese Rainbow Media Awards. GLAAD's Director of Program, Global and US South, Ross Murray, brought greetings and offered support for recognizing media representations that accelerate acceptance for LGBT people in China.