Snapshots: GLAAD at the White House, George Takei, St. Louis, and more
Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.
Snapshots: Boy Scouts, immigration reform, LGBT-inclusive children's books, and more
Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD?
Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.
Filmmaker talking to NYC congregations about family acceptance, Latino families, and HIV/AIDS
Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.
VIDEO: Trans woman endures detention, becomes advocate
Immigrant trans activist Tania Chacon tells her story to Telemundo Arizona.
Spanish-language media networks cover St. Patrick's Day LGBTQ exclusion
All the major Spanish-language media networks covered the exclusion of LGBTQ people in the New York and Boston St. Patrick's Day parade.
Out congresswoman elected in Colombia with over 30,000 votes
Out lesbian Angelica Lozano, formerly city councilwoman in Bogota has been elected to the Congress in Colombia.
And then they came for me: Arizona, LGBT equality and immigrant issues
Although the LGBT community and our allies recently celebrated the veto of SB 1062 in Arizona, the fact that such a bill even made it to the governor's desk was distressing. Unfortunately, as we know, the LGBT community was not the first group to be singled out for discrimination in Arizona. Latino and immigrant communities have long felt targeted by laws like SB 1070, which forced law enforcement to inquire about a person's legal status—if they "suspected" them of being undocumented. Since blue-eyed blonde Canadians who've overstayed their visas are very unlikely to be "suspected" of being undocumented, SB 1070 was considered likely to invite racial profiling. Unfortunately that didn't stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill, which was later partially overturned.
What does it mean to be undocumented, unashamed and unafraid in the South?
"I am gay, I'm a Latino, I'm a state senator and it's OK."
Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo said that recently, as he watched protesters come to the Capitol to ask for a veto of