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In historic first, New York-area Boy Scouts to lead iconic NYC Pride March | June 23, 2014


NEW YORK, NY – In a historic first, New York-area Boy Scouts and members of the Brooklyn Chapter of Scouts for Equality, an organization composed largely of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) alumni dedicated to ending the BSA’s ban on gay members and leaders, will be among the groups leading the 44th Annual NYC Pride March, the nation's oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride event.

GLAAD launches #PridePortraits, an Instagram campaign that showcases the diversity of LGBT people and families | June 20, 2014


NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization working with Instagram, announced the launch of #PridePortraits, a photo campaign that showcases the diversity of LGBT people and their families during LGBT Pride month. GLAAD also announced that three lucky Instagrammers will be selected to gain exclusive access to NYC Pride, including a special performance by pop music sensation Demi Lovato.

American Apparel unveils new LGBT Pride tees in partnership with GLAAD | June 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, and American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, today announced a renewal of their annual pride partnership with a newly designed t-shirt to be released in conjunction with LGBT Pride Month. Fifteen percent of all net sales will benefit GLAAD’s work to rewrite the script for LGBT equality.

GLAAD National Board of Directors announces new members Jeff Diskin, David Hornik, Meghan McCain, Linda Riley | June 2, 2014


LOS ANGELES, CA – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced that Republican political commentator, author, and TV personality Meghan McCain; Executive Vice President, Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide Jeff Diskin; Harvard Law School professor and venture capitalist with August Capital, David Hornik; and Managing Director at Opportunities for Women, Linda Riley will join the organization's National Board of Directors.

History! Michael Sam becomes first openly gay player drafted to National Football League (NFL) | May 10, 2014


NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today responded to the historic draft of openly gay football player Michael Sam to the National Football League (NFL). Sam will become the first-ever openly gay footballer to play for the league next season.