A seemingly exhausted and exasperated public school teacher who had been going back and forth with Illinois activist Laurie Higgins did what more people should do. He instructed Ms. Higgins to examine her GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project profile.
Going for gay conversion therapy through a licensed therapist is now no longer an option for minors in New Jersey, where it was banned thanks to Governor Chris Christie, who signed a bill outlawing the controversial practice on Monday.
New Jersey becomes the second state in the country to outlaw so called "conversion therapy" for minors. Today, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, will sign the bill that passed the New Jersey state legislature. New Jersey joins California as the only two states that bans the harmful practices for minors.
When the Rev. David Weekley, a transgender clergy ordained in the United Methodist Church, attended school in the 1960s, he endured discrimination from peers, teachers and school administrators had on his mental and physical health.
A round of applause for GLAAD's Summer 2013 interns! Talented thinkers, writers, and activists, these interns joined the GLAAD team in June and have since helped develop our campaigns, events, and programs. As they head back to school in the fall, we wanted to thank these young leaders for their incredible work.
"Gay people are facing violence in Russia, hate crimes are on the rise, gays are being tortured, crimes are not being investigated, and victims of crimes do not go to the police because of the fear of being exposed. We are glad that people can learn about it now. This law portrays gays as criminals, because, supposedly, children need protection from everything gay. When people realize that this law creates grounds for violence, they will stop supporting these laws, because no one supports violence."