March is Women's History Month and to begin a weekly feature of women of the LGBT community GLAAD sat down with Kimberley McLeod, the creator of the ELIXHER and Communications Director for the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).
Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa recently came out as bisexual in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Zamarripa told the newspaper she wanted to come out in order to help young people who might be struggling with their identity.
Advocate and author Zach Wahls, whose YouTube video in support of his gay moms went viral in February 2011, stopped by GLAAD's New York City offices to chat about his new book 'My Two Moms: Lessons of love, strength, and what makes a family.'
Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio is a devoted partner, mother, friend and community leader. Until recently, she also volunteered her time to serve as the den leader of a local Cub Scout chapter. She was removed from her volunteer post not because of issues with performance; she was removed only because she happens to identify as a lesbian.
GLAAD recently asked Pariah director Dee Rees some questions about the film and her own journey as an out African American lesbian. Pariah opened in select theaters across the nation last week and has continued to garner much media attention especially in outlets geared toward the African American community. Here’s what various Black media outlets recently had to say.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
A campaign by women’s and LGBT groups in Ecuador seeking the closure of 200 "ex-gay" torture centers whose victims have mostly been lesbians is quickly gaining momentum as well as international attention. For more information, please visit Fundación Causana and AllOut’s petitions available in both English and Spanish to get the Ecuadorian federal government to take action.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.