Posts by Alexandra Bolles, Associate Director, Campaigns & External Engagement

"It’s in the Jeans": lessons learned coming of age and coming out in #LGBTQfamilies

I had no idea that being gay was not normal when I was little. I grew up in a large Black family in Washington, DC, on a steady diet of Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King and Jesse “I am somebody” Jackson. It was important to my family and community for us to always know who we were as Black people.Read More

Boy Scouts President: Continued ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained"

It was announced today that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, has urged, in the interest of preserving the BSA's autonomy and longevity, for a revision of the organization's ban on gay adults serving in leadership roles.Read More

How to get marriage equality in Ireland

The solution to making marriage equality in Ireland might be the most obvious, but also one that requires commitment: Vote yes at on the initiative on Friday May 22.

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Shooting survivor Kristene Chapa gets standing ovation at #glaadawards

Kristene Chapa shared her story of her horrific attack with the crowd at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Read More

VIDEO: Our Tomorrow launches, explores LGBT movement's future

While the LGBT community has seen great advances towards equality, including numerous law and policy changes, there is still much farther to go before everyone in the LGBT community has full equality and cultural acceptance.Read More

NY Boy Scouts Council hires openly gay Eagle Scout, defies BSA ban

An Eagle Scout and an advocate for LGBT acceptance, Pascal Tessier has become the first openly gay adult approved to work with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).Read More

"The Guys Next Door" needs your help telling a gay family's moving story

Between the two of them, Amy and Allie's credits include films and productions for PBS, the BBC, MTV, National Geographic, and more. This current project has already garnered acclaim, including from the iconic country band, the Dixie Chicks.Read More

#LeanInTogether inspires men to speak out for gender equality

“Men should support their wives and daughters at home and their female colleagues in the workplace, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s great for them,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org.Read More
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