Next Thursday, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts' National Council will converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to the Boy Scouts' longstanding ban on gay members. Celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Sammi and GLAAD's Wilson Cruz tweeted out their support for equality in the Boy Scouts. Look out for more in the coming week leading up to the vote on Thursday.
WNBA Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner accepted a Special Recognition Award from GLAAD's Wilson Cruz at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Brittney spoke about coming out to her mom in ninth grade.
Wilson Cruz, GLAAD's National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer, spoke at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. Cruz commented GLAAD's ongoing relevance in the lives of LGBT people and recognized the important work that still needs to be done.
On Saturday night the Imperial Court of New York honored GLAAD at their seminal event, Night of a Thousand Gowns. The event raised money for the critical and culture-changing work of GLAAD through fashion, song, and more sequins than can be counted.
On Thursday, March 7, the DC Independent Film Festival will be screening the world premiere of Meth Head, written and directed by Jane Clark. The film delves into the life of Kyle Peoples, who becomes consumed by his addiction to crystal meth and eventually loses everything – his lover, his family, his job and his home.
This week's Religion News Summary features our Director of Religion, Faith, and Values talking with Dr. Oz, Ugandans speaking out against their country's anti-LGBT bill, and US faith communities continuing to stand by marriage equality.
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick announced today that actor and LGBT advocate Wilson Cruz will join GLAAD's staff as the Strategic Giving Officer. Cruz will help fund GLAAD's work amplifying stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.
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.