Trans Virginia teen Sage Smith has been missing for 21 days and police are still looking for their only suspect Erik McFadden. On her 20th birthday, GLAAD urges more media coverage to help locate Sage Smith.
Actress and activist Laverne Cox expressed her dissatisfaction with the media’s coverage of an assault trial in New York involving a transgender model Claudia Charriez and her firefighter ex-boyfriend, Taylor Murphy.
"God does not say black is better than white, or tall is better than short, or football players are better than basketball players, or Christians are better than Muslims… or gay is better than straight. No. God says love one another; love your neighbour. God is for freedom, equality and love."
With hip-hop titans like Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Kanye West openly verbalizing their support of gay marriage, there has been a noticeable undercurrent rising in urban music: an outspoken allegiance to the LGBT community.
Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of such shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal and winner of the 2012 Gold Gate Award, defended her decision to feature gay and lesbian characters on her shows after receiving a tweet asking why they were so prominent.