Yesterday GLAAD announced the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and several of the nominees are about out LGBT athletes as the mainstream media is paying more attention to the changing culture in professional sports, more high-profile athletes are coming out, and events like the Olympic games in Sochi are throwing a spotlight on global treatment of LGBT people.
Katy Perry today debuted a PSA by (We Are) #GayPropaganda as the finale to her month long curation of Art For Freedom, "a global initiative encouraging creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations" created by Madonna and Vice Magazine.
For the first time in the US, a court ruled it unlawful and a violation of human rights to prevent transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. This decision was reached after a three-year-long case in Maine, filed on behalf of high school girl Nicole Maines, who is trans.
Barneys New York, the iconic high-end department store, is introducing a spring campaign called "Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters," which features 17 models who are transgender and gender non-conforming, and will donate proceeds to LGBT organizations.
The Coalition of Russian LGBT organizations received an official response from the International Olympic Committee to their November request for clarification on the impact the ‘propaganda’ law may have on the Winter Games, particularly – on the work of the media and on behavior and statements of the participants.
In response to the recent firing of Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal, Mark Zmuda, student leaders have organized Z Day 2014 in support of their beloved educator, who was terminated for legally marrying his husband.