Posts by Caroline Ruocco, Youth Issues and Social Media Intern

Twitter celebrates Laverne Cox's historic Emmy nomination

Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category, and many have offered their heartwarming congratulations to the 'Orange is the New Black' star.Read More

VIDEO: Apple employees celebrate their unwavering commitment to equality and diversity at San Francisco Pride

Over the years, Apple employees have expressed full support for the LGBT community many times over, and their presence at the San Francisco parade was more vibrant than ever.Read More

HIV Equal responds to Vine user: "HIV is not just a gay thing"

Teenage internet star Nash Grier's suggestion that HIV is an exclusively gay disease is refuted.Read More

WATCH: Burger King debuts the 'Proud Whopper' with special message inside

Burger King unveils a digital short film celebrating self-expression and tells customers, "Be proud, 'Be your way,' because we are all the same inside."Read More

Mother's acceptance of her son's trans partner exemplifies importance of parental support

When Drew Shives told his mother about his transgender girlfriend, his mother offered immediate love and support.Read More

VIDEOS: John Oliver interviews Pepe Julian Onziema, calling him "the Ghandi of Uganda"

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist. Read More

Check it out: #PridePortraits you won't want to miss

GLAAD appreciates all of you who have participated in our #PridePortraits campaign! We've compiled some of them here and encourage you to take a look.Read More

Help The Naming Project raise money for LGBT youth

By either making a donation or raising awareness, you can help The Naming Project bring another decade of happiness to LGBTQA youth across the nation.Read More
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