Eric Snyder is a gay 17-year-old from upstate New York, who was tired of hiding a part of his identity. A member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) since he was five, Eric was not open about being gay until recently, because he did not have much support at school, in his community, or even in his Scouting troop.
Actress and entertainment correspondent, Maria Menounos presented GLAAD's inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to Manny de Guerre, director of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is keeping the pressure on Congress to pass The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In November 2013 Cook wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal urging for the passage of ENDA.