GLAAD launches new video series showcasing culture-changing stories

"GLAAD: All Access" spotlights newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference for equality
October 23, 2014

Seth Adam
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8018

NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today launched "GLAAD: All Access," a new online video series that features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference for equality. The series, hosted by GLAAD’s Claire Pires, is part of GLAAD’s culture-changing work to share stories that build support for LGBT equality.

"GLAAD: All Access" episodes 1-3 are now exclusively available on GLAAD’s website at

In the series’ premiere episode, “GLAAD: All Access” talks with Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox about her groundbreaking documentary, “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” which introduced millions of viewers to transgender youth making a difference. “Telling our stories is so deeply important,” Cox told GLAAD: All Access. “But the way in which our stories are told can really make a huge difference in terms of whether the message gets out about our humanity and the complexity of our humanity.”

The series’ second episode, which premieres today, features an exclusive interview with Ugandan LGBT advocate Clare Byarugaba of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, who discusses the horrific violence and oppression facing LGBT Ugandans. Episode 3 of “GLAAD: All Access,” which also debuts today, features an interview with “Faking It” stars Rita Volk and Michael Willett, who talk about the importance of LGBT and intersex representation on TV.

“GLAAD: All Access” will be filmed in-house at GLAAD's New York City and Los Angeles offices and on the field. Each episode is hosted and edited by GLAAD's Video & News Strategist, Claire Pires. Pires formerly worked at ABC's “Good Morning America” and graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

If you are a newsmaker, hit-maker, or person making a difference for equality, GLAAD wants to hear your story. Visit to tell us how you are making an impact.