Today is the one-year anniversary of the murder of David Kato, a trailblazing Ugandan LGBT advocate. GLAAD encourages all people to observe a moment of remembrance in honor of David Kato, and encourages all congregations this weekend to recommit to being a welcoming space LGBT people of faith.
Joseph Tolton and Frank Mugisha: "Exactly one year ago, David Kato, a longtime advocate and friend, was bludgeoned to death in his home in the middle of the day. He was murdered just days after he had won a court case against a Ugandan newspaper that had published his photo -- along with those of 99 other alleged supporters of [LGBT] equality..."
In response to the recent hazing death of gay Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion Jr., the school’s LGBT Pride Student Union wrote an op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat about the lack of LGBT-inclusion on campus.
The NAACP recently announced the nominees for the 43rd Image Awards. This year’s nominations recognize numerous films and TV series with LGBT characters and LGBT-inclusive storylines as well as 2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominees.
Today marks the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as we honor Dr. King’s vision of equality, IN THE LIFE, the only national LGBT issue-oriented television program, looks back at inspiring interviews with LGBT people and allies “who stood up, spoke out and made a difference in the fight for full LGBT equality.”