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Stories of real people being reported on by journalistic outlets, or voices that deserve amplifying
On Tuesday, the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 to continue including specific language which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in rules governing residential facilities. This marks the third time in a year and a half that the Board has reaffirmed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, protections that have been in existence since 2005.
GLAAD urges constituents to keep an eye on media coverage of a proposed bill in Oklahoma to reinstate the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law for the Oklahoma National Guard.
Biographer Michael Schiavi speaks with GLAAD about Celluloid Activist, his biography of Vito Russo, one of GLAAD’s founders and a visionary advocate for LGBT equality.
With the ringing in of the new year, both the first state and the 50th state celebrated new civil union laws for lesbian and gay couples.
After GLAAD – together with bloggers, community members and allies - spoke out, Steve Rothaus with Gay South Florida reports that a highly offensive and anti-LGBT calendar by cartoonist Joe King is no longer available on Amazon.com.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
As the new year approaches, self-proclaimed "Christian cartoonist" Joe King has illustrated a calendar of twelve cartoons called, "I'm Not Gay, I'm Just A Sissy." Amazon has the calendar available for sale in their online stores, generating a response from LGBT advocates.
Dee Dee Pearson, a transgender woman living in Kansas City, Missouri, was murdered this holiday weekend. The transgender community in Kansas City is mourning this tragic loss, and friends and neighbors have already begun leaving tokens of love and support outside of Dee Dee’s home where she was shot Saturday night.