Today GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, recognizing the powerful and important media stories from this historic year for LGBT equality.
People of Color
This problem is severe and undoubtedly multifaceted, but has to do in heavy part with the heightened stigma that exists within the African-American community—the stigma that LGBT and mainstream media perpetuate when they turn a blind eye to people of color and people who are HIV+.
Movie star, philanthropist and Founder of The Hawn Foundation, Goldie Hawn is sending a message of support to LGBT Nigerians after meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Yesterday Hawn tweeted a picture of the meeting then quickly apologized stating she was unaware of the anti-LGBT bill he signed earlier this month.
Snapshots: Meeting with CeCe McDonald, explaining what Grantland got wrong, and connecting The Bachelor with LGBT Latino families
Nigeria's "Jail the Gays" bill that was recently signed into law has not only lead to dozens of arrests, but has indeed proved fatal for many of the gay people and their peers being criminalized.