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

"Danger Lies in Isolation": Trans Men Fight Adult Depression with "Talk About It" Campaign

In an effort to address depression, anxiety, and suicide within the adult queer community, the editors of Original Plumbing magazine have launched the Talk About It campaign.Read More

Govt-funded Campaign Educates to End Violence & Discrimination against DC's Trans Community

As violence against the trans community increases in our nation’s capital and adds onto the many forms of systemic discrimination trans people face, the DC Office of Human Rights is launching a campaign to promote respect and educate the public on these issues in the first government-funded campaign of its kind.Read More

Jennifer Tyrrell to be Grand Marshall at Toledo Pride

Jennifer Tyrrell, the former den mother leading the efforts to end the Boy Scout’s discriminatory policies, will serve as Grand Marshall at the second annual Toledo Pride Parade and will speak at a commitment ceremony on the same day, hosted by Toledo Pride and Support Marriage Equality in Ohio.Read More

PHOTOS of Georgia Chick-Fil-A Protest; Dinner Invite Still Stands

Marci Alt, a mom in Georgia, has invited Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy to have dinner and a dialogue with her, her wife, and their two children. Friday she took her invitation to the Chick-Fil-A in Decatur, GARead More

New "Back of the Line" Report Highlights HIV Epidemic Among Black Gay Men

Black gay men in the United States are at the highest risk of contracting HIV of any people in the world, according to a new report released by Black AIDS Institute. And with a 60 percent chance of being infected by age 40, inadequate access to health care and resources as well as a lack of institutional attention to black gay men, not risky behavior, are to blame.Read More

Kristene Chapa Leaves Hospital, Learns of Mollie's Death & Gives a Face to Her 'Monster' Attacker

Kristene Chapa has left the hospital and helped the police sketch the man who shot her and her girlfriend, Mary Olgin, execution style in June, leaving Kristene in critical condition and Mollie dead. She has begun rehabilitative therapies and was told for the first time that Mollie did not survive.Read More

Why the Media Should Care About LGBT Youth Who Are Homeless

A new report has been released that sheds light on youth who are LGBT and homeless, and GLAAD is calling on the media to bring more attention to this epidemic, the unique problems that such teens and young adults face, and potential solutions, as outlined in the report.Read More

Creator of Heartbreaking Viral Video Close to Funding Film

Shane Bitney Crone of the "It Could Happen To You" video is teaming up Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Linda Burstyn to make a documentary about his partner's tragic death and the discrimination he's faced since, and they need to raise another $12,000 in order for the movie to be made.Read More
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