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Last night writer and LGBT advocate Zach Wahls took the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York to share his personal story following his speech in front of the Iowa House of Representatives which was the most-watched political clip of 2011 according to Youtube.
Stephen Cone’s film The Wise Kids, which opened at ReRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn this past weekend, is a refreshing take on youth sexuality, both gay and straight, in Southern Baptist communities. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the film features three high school seniors: About-to-come-out Tim, doubting preacher’s daughter Brea, and biblical literalist Laura, who all confront issues of identity, self-acceptance, and faith.
En cuanto al tratamiento inclusivo de temas LGBT, rompe el molde la novela provocativa y moderna de Telemundo, “Relaciones Peligrosas” por su representación justa de las altas y bajas de la vida de su--hasta ahora—único personaje gay. Se transmite por Telemundo de lunes a viernes a las 10pm/9pm tiempo del centro.
Telemundo’s sleek, modern and provocative novela, “Relaciones Peligrosas” (“Dangerous Affairs”) breaks the mold in terms of LGBT-inclusive novelas with its fair depiction of the highs and lows in the life of the novela’s--so far--only gay character. It airs weeknights at 10PM/9PM Central on Telemundo.
At midnight on Friday, March 12, Indiana lawmakers wrapped up their 2012 legislative session. While a number of pressing items might have made headlines during the session's final days, in the end it felt to many observers like the highest priority facing some members of the General Assembly was revoking a hard earned, specialty license plate that demonstrates support for LGBT youth.
Katy Butler came all the way from Ann Arbor, MI to deliver a message to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) this morning and with her she brought the support of over 200,000 people from around the world. Katy started a petition on change.org after hearing the movie Bully received an R rating from the MPAA and the film’s distributor lost its appeal to lower the rating to PG-13.
LGBT advocate and GLAAD Media Award winner, Lady Gaga, will launch the Born This Way Foundation today with her mother Cynthia.
This week, MTV and Logo aired an "It Gets Better" special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. You can read a re-cap of the 60-minute special below.
A national coalition backing same-sex marriage is releasing a new ad Friday, leading into next week’s Supreme Court debates on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
He didn't want them to know his secret. Andre Cooley lives in Mississippi, one of 29 states where it's legal for employers to fire a person for being gay.
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said he favored civil unions in an interview published Thursday morning, but by Thursday afternoon his spokesman said otherwise.
A total of 110 U.S. House members have signed a letter calling on President Obama to take action to protect LGBT workers from discrimination — although the letter has the notable absence of members of Democratic leadership and Republican lawmakers.
A lesbian woman told Idaho state Senate and House members on Wednesday she once lived in fear her sexual orientation would be discovered by her employer.
Coy Mathis is six years old, and she just wants to use the bathroom at school. For a year and a half, it wasn't an issue. But in December, Coy's school informed her parents that she would no longer be permitted to use the girls' restroom.
A female transgender high school senior who applied to Smith College, a women's college, was told she did not qualify to attend because she is not legally recognized as female in her home state of Connecticut.
If a Republican legislator has his way, you’ll need papers to pee in Arizona.