Posts by Olivia Zayas Ryan, Programs Intern

GLAAD cohosts panel discussion on LGBT legislation in Jacksonville

Currently, there are no legally guaranteed protections for victims of hate crimes based on gender identity or expression in the state of Florida, leaving a large portion of the LGBT community unprotected.Read More


GLAAD partners with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality for day of advocacy

The conversations and work being done on the ground in Jacksonville today will help inform and build GLAAD's partnership with local leaders and advocacy organizations to accelerate acceptance across Florida and the U.S. South as a whole.Read More

GLAAD stands with Istanbul Pride, opposes violence

GLAAD joined several other LGBT advocacy groups in signing a statement in solidarity with LGBT people in Turkey who have violent opposition to planned Pride activities.Read More

London Gay Men's Chorus releases charity single for Orlando victims

To both honor and raise money for the victims of the Orlando attacks, the London Gay Men’s Chorus is releasing a charity single, their cover of Simon and Garfunklel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. Read More

#WeAreOrlando: Powerful images emerge as the world mourns Orlando tragedy

All around the world, people have come together in grievance, solidarity, and love.Read More

Advocates in Sri Lanka continue pride promotions despite threats

"It doesn't matter, they can taunt us, they can threaten us, they can try to shut us down, but when it's the right thing to do, you should do it and you have to do it."Read More

GLAAD's Southern Stories Summer Tour will kick off in Florida on June 27

Today, GLAAD announced its second Southern Stories Summer Tour, a summer-long campaign aimed at accelerating LGBT acceptance across the U.S. South. We invite you to get on board.Read More
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