Posts by Aaron McQuade

GLAAD, You Can Play, NY Atty Gen. Schneiderman calling on NFL to address LGBT issues immediately

March 14, 2013
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.Read More

March 12, 2013

Dr. Johnny Benjamin's irrelevant argument against inclusion of trans fighter Fallon Fox

Dr. Johnny "Fight Doc" Benjamin makes an argument against trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox being able to compete against other women. But does it hold up to scrutiny? Read More

March 8, 2013

UFC fighter Liz Carmouche makes statement in support of Fallon Fox

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Liz Carmouche is the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of Ultimate Fighting Champ

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March 8, 2013

Attention sports radio: when covering trans athletes, reign in your uninformed hosts

When news broke widely of female MMA fighter Fallon Fox coming out as trans, we figured it was only a matter of time before the incident reports started rolling in about sports radio. And sure enough, last night and this morning they started.Read More

March 7, 2013

MMA fighter Fallon Fox comes out as transgender

Professional MMA fighter Fallon Fox has come out as a transgender woman. GLAAD has been working with Fallon and various media outlets to make sure that her story is told accurately, respectfully, and in a manner that educates audiences.Read More

March 7, 2013

Elementary school refuses to speak, as twenty thousand Americans stand up for 6-year-old transgender girl

GLAAD and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) today announced that Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO has rejected mediation in a civil rights case asking the school to allow 6 year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls' bathroom at her school. Read More
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