Next Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Sammi and GLAAD's Wilson Cruz tweeted out their support for equality in the Boy Scouts. Look out for more in the coming week leading up to the vote on Thursday.
"How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan spoke at length about her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" days in an interview with HuffPost Live, recalling her character's groundbreaking lesbian relationship.
Actresses Sherri Saum and Teri Polo, who play the leads on ABC Family's upcoming drama The Fosters about two moms raising their mix of biological and adopted kids, introduced a video highlighting GLAAD's programmatic work on Saturday at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.
It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen. After a 2012-13 season that featured a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on TV, this past week's wave of cancellations may drastically alter those statistics.
We are pastors and leaders who have discovered that LGBT people are often the most faithful members of our congregations and denominations. We have received blessings upon blessings when we free them to be the people God made them to be and use the gifts that God gave them. In the same way, we are thankful that Jason Collins has been able to use his God-given gifts for athletics, and now has the freedom to be faithfully and authentically himself with the world. That is a cause for rejoicing, not of condemnation.