This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Many of the nominated films, television series and journalism pieces reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, including the stories of LGBT people of color.
Pope Francis came out with his strongest comments against marriage equality, calling it, "ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family." His comments came during a visit to the Philippines, and in the midst of a Roman Catholic conversation on marriage and family.
Yesterday, transgender student Calliope Wong spoke to MSNBC about Smith College's discriminatory admissions practices regarding transgender women applicants, despite other women's colleges changing their policies.
This year, many parents spoke out in the media in support of their LGBT children. Often, these powerful messages are not heard widely enough, and while there is still much work to do toward family acceptance, there are many parents who embrace their children regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.