Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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In a rare and poignant display of outspoken advocacy, Iowa's Sioux City Journal devoted the entire front page of its popular Sunday edition to a powerful anti-bullying message (and image).
To commemorate the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Day of Silence, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and allies worked to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying by not speaking. You can see some of the media coverage of the Day of Silence below.
As of 12:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 21, more than 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell.
Ellen DeGeneres will kick-off the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards.
Day of Silence begs the question: What will you do to end the silence? This is an important probe, especially when it comes to LGBT young people of color, as it asks for a unified front to battle the discrimination and bullying that LGBT youth endure in the school environment. Their safety and academic success is at risk due to fear of bullying and harassment.
In the week and a half since Jennifer Tyrrell was ousted from her son's Boy Scouts troop, just because she's gay, more than 40,000 people have signed her Change.org petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their longstanding - and well-known - policy of discrimination against gay youth and LGBT families. On Saturday, April 21, Jennifer will speak onstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
On his Fox News show last night, Bill O’Reilly hosted a panel that discussed whether this week’s episode of Glee might be encouraging “alternative lifestyles.” and the messages sent last night by O’Reilly and guest Gretchen Carlson are extremely dangerous.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth across the nation are making a statement today through the annual Day of Silence organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The Day of Silence encourages students not to speak in order to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
When the Supreme Court takes up same-sex marriage next week, much of the debate will revolve around children. Opponents have long argued that kids' best interests require both a mom and a dad.
The Delaware chapter of the NAACP has added its endorsement to an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, in line with similar support for the issue expressed by the civil rights group’s national leadership.
Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus released an investigation into the party’s 2012 electoral defeat.
With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage next week, two more prominent lawmakers took time to express their unwavering views on the issue.
A Richmond church that took some risks ordaining an openly gay man is now getting a vote of confidence.
Hundreds of people wearing red in support for gay marriage filled the state Capitol building with song and cheers Thursday as lawmakers reviewed legislation that would end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only New England state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to wed.
A large majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender middle and high schools students in New York say they are called names.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman is clarifying that Christie does not believe in gay conversion therapy after the governor earlier in the week declined to take a stance on the controversial practice.