The reality of HIV and AIDS has evolved in the United States since it was first brought to public consciousness in the 1980s. While we have seen significant progress on prevention and treatment, public understanding lags and the unwarranted negative stigma associated with the disease continues to be an obstacle to eradication.
Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans is an introduction to the many issues facing transgender Americans.
Following the reintroduction of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) in Congress on May 8, GLAAD calls on journalists to explore the real life consequences of discriminatory immigration policies on LGBT- and HIV-positive people and their families.
The Lunar New Year is one of the most prominent holidays in East Asian communities. Similar cultural themes of the celebration are found among people with ethnic origins from China, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan and Vietnam. Celebrations span from January to February with Chinese Lunar New Year, the largest celebration of its kind within the East Asian community, beginning on February 7, 2008. Despite some variations in celebrating Lunar New Year, the holiday is rooted in several common themes.
GLAAD is encouraging journalists to include LGBT families in their coverage of Mother’s Day. This toolkit provides potential story ideas and suggestions on how to make coverage of Mother’s Day more inclusive.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride events garner media coverage each summer in communities across the country, and this toolkit was created as a resource for media professionals in their coverage of Pride events. GLAAD encourages journalists to use Pride events as an opportunity to discuss the history of LGBT advocacy, show the diversity of the LGBT community, and examine recent gains and setbacks made by the community.
On the morning of June 28, 1969, a group of patrons at the Stonewall Inn – a New York city bar that was a frequent target of police raids because it catered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – fought back against police brutality and harassment. Their uprising set in motion a wave of activism among LGBT people that put the issue of LGBT civil rights on the American political map. This resource kit will help journalists cover the 40th anniversary of this momentous event in the history LGBT rights.