Each year the Berlin International Film Festival honors LGBT cinema with the Teddy Award. The award recognizes films and people who bring forward political and socially engaging themes that contribute to LGBT acceptance, social change and brings society closer to equality.
The Huffington Post published a new interview with Laverne Cox who plays a trans woman in the GLAAD Media Award-nominated film Musical Chairs, and who received a GLAAD Media Award in 2009 for her participation in the VH1 reality show I Want to Work for Diddy.
After more than a week of reports that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) might consider lifting their national ban on gay Scouts and leaders, the organization’s Board of Directors decided in a closed door meeting today to form a task force to study the issue, and will in the interim keep their discriminatory policy on the books -- preventing openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders from serving openly in the organization.
Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's accomplishments are being feted today with the release of The World According to Wonder, a coffee table book looking back at the many series and documentaries they have put on the air and celebrating the many "Wowlebrities" they have created along the way.