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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.
Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.
Harvey Weistein will present 17-year-old Katy Butler with a Special Recognition Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on 3/24.
LGBT advocate and GLAAD Media Award winner, Lady Gaga, will launch the Born This Way Foundation today with her mother Cynthia.
Celebrities, both LGBT-identified and not, have been rightly called out for using slurs or terms that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes about LGBT people. And while some have defended this usage, claiming that words such as "F*g" or "tra**y" do not spur hate and harm, a new study is proving otherwise.
GLSEN's climate report on elementary schools has the data to prove what students already know; anti-LGBT harassment and bullying is all too frequent for all students, starting at a very young age.
British soul singer and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius won Soul Train’s "The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award"/Record of the Year for her hit "Far Away."
As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal wrote a letter, which was addressed to the LGBT community, apologizing for anti-gay statements he made last month.
This weekend San Diego’s Patrick Henry High named Rebecca Arellano Homecoming King and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams Queen, making national news and prompting an outpouring of support – and also some apparently VERY negative reactions.