GLAAD announced today the nominees for its 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
The conservative Catholic organization Legatus is finding that its extreme and alienating anti-LGBT rhetoric is harming its reputation and ability to retain mainstream speakers. Just this week, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and Molson Coors chairman Pete Coors, have all cancelled appearances at the Legatus annual conference, citing the controversial and extreme positions the organization has taken in regard to the LGBT community.
Today, a Florida state court judge ended a stay on her previous ruling that found Florida's ban on marriage equality to be unconstitutional, allowing for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry.
This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.
OUTVETS, an organization for LGBT military veterans, have been approved to participate in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade in 2015, the Boston Globe reported, following a 5-to-4 vote by the Allied War Veterans Council.
New York State is issuing guidance to insurance companies, requiring them to end discriminatory exclusions on covering transgender-related healthcare, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.