Anderson Cooper presented Kelly Ripa with GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Lynda Carter presented the Vito Russo Award to out journalist Thomas Roberts.
While the LGBT community has seen great advances towards equality, including numerous law and policy changes, there is still much farther to go before everyone in the LGBT community has full equality and cultural acceptance.
This Saturday, the American Military Partner Association is hosting their 2nd Annual National Gala in Washington, DC. This gala is expected to draw up to 400 LGBT service members, military spouses, veterans, and allies from across the country, all celebrating and honoring modern military families.
A new series, Transgender Today, launched by The New York Times, is telling the stories of transgender people and detailing "the challenges ahead" for the trans community. The first part was released this morning, with more to follow. Check out personal stories of triumph, love, and acceptance from trans people in the interactive project.
As part of GLAAD's Global Voices program, which works to accelerate LGBT acceptance across the globe, GLAAD is participating in and celebrating IDAHOT together with thousands of diverse groups and individuals.
In only 17 days thousands of advocates and LGBT allies form around the world will celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in an attempt to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT people internationally.