NY Times Trans Exploitation Generates Community Response

Following an incredibly exploitative piece in the New York Times about the death of transgender woman Lorena Escalera in a fire this past weekend, and the newspaper’s subsequent refusal to acknowledge the true problems with their story, transgender advocates and allies have generated a powerful response asserting the immense hurt felt by so many over this coverage.

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Facebook, Stars of Glee and Smash, Betty White, Josh Hutcherson, Jersey Shore's Vinny and more to appear at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards #glaadawards

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters will present the Vito Russo Award to 'Smash' producers Zadan and Meron at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

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Michigan Family Addresses Mayor's Use of Anti-Gay Slur

Last week, Mayor Daniels of Troy, Michigan, was admonished in the public comment portion of a City Council meeting for her use of an anti-gay slur on Facebook. Comments from Troy resident, Amy, were particularly moving as she spoke about the love she has for her wife, Tina, and their two children.
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Help Spread the Word About Transgender Day of Remembrance Through Social Media

In addition to attending an event in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, GLAAD encourages transgender individuals, as well as families, friends, and allies to help raise awareness about this important day through social media.

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October 21, 2011

Facebook goes purple for Spirit Day

In 2010 Facebook was the site of

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Facebook Launches New Social Application to Help Prevent Bullying

Facebook's "Stop Bullying: Speak Up" app encourages bullying prevention and offers valuable resources to help make a difference.
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