The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is coming up fast on June 17, and a new video by the Free and Equal Campaign by the United Nations has encouraged us to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the face and learn about what they are doing with their lives.
Out actor Jussie Smollett of Empire presented the award in Outstanding Talk Show Episode to Ugandan transgender advocate Pepe Julian Onziema for his episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Out athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins accepted the award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage alongside Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone, presented by out actors Tituss Burgess and Jonathan Groff.
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.
Sean Saifa Wall, an intersex activist and leader at Advocates for Informed Choice, wrote a reflection in the news and commentary site, Quartz, reflecting on the relationship between his intersex advocacy and his personal life.