Tag Archive | GLAAD

GLAAD: Over 140 entertainers, including Lady GaGa and Amy Poehler, against anti-LGBTQ bills, support #TXtogether

GLAAD: Over 140 entertainers, including Lady GaGa and Amy Poehler, against anti-LGBTQ bills, support #TXtogether

GLAAD, in partnership with Equality Texas, The Ally Coalition, and leading artists, entertainers, and influencers, have released an open letter with more than 140 signatures, opposing bills that threaten harm to the LGBTQ community in the Lone Star State.  The diverse range of signatories addressed the letter to leaders in Texas, urging they oppose Senate Bill 6 (SB […]

US: Unite for Marriage Launches in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments

US: Unite for Marriage Launches in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments

Eight organisations have come together under Unite for Marriage, a partnership working together to show support for marriage for same-sex couples, as the question stands before the U.S. Supreme Court. Participating organisations include Marriage Equality USA, Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign, Family Equality Council, GLAAD, National LGBTQ Task Force, GetEQUAL and the Campaign for Southern Equality. 

GLAAD Calls on President Obama & Media to Address LGBT Safety in Jamaica

GLAAD Calls on President Obama & Media to Address LGBT Safety in Jamaica

GLAAD has joined 20 other LGBT and human rights organizations in urging President Obama to address the persecution of LGBT people in Jamaica during his upcoming visit to the country. President Obama will meet with leaders from the Caribbean Community, and with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller. The intention of the meeting is to discuss […]

New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

GLAAD surveys conducted by Harris Poll show some Americans still ‘very uncomfortable’ with LGBT families and co-workers On Monday last (9th) GLAAD, America’s LGBT media advocacy organisation, released “Accelerating Acceptance,” based on two surveys – conducted on GLAAD’s behalf by Harris Poll – which reveal some non-LGBT Americans still report substantial levels of discomfort with […]

Watch: Australian Same-Sex Couples Read #5DaysofEquality Support Messages

Watch: Australian Same-Sex Couples Read #5DaysofEquality Support Messages

During the 7th to 12th of December last year (2013) Australia’s ACT (Australian Capital Territory, i.e. greater Canberra) government began granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples, for the first time. Thirty-one couples were married in the city-state, until the Australian federal government ruled that the ACT’s actions were unconstitutional. The Australian High Court later invalidated […]

Watch: 3 Trans Women Speak About Trans* Day of Remembrance

Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project reports that at least 226 people lost their lives to anti-transgender hate violence this year. Tragically, countless more victims remain unaccounted for because of misgendering and ignorance. Transgender Day of Remembrance, which took place earlier this week, is designed to honour the lives lost to anti-transgender hate violence, and […]

GLAAD Releases TV Reports Rating LGBT Representation

GLAAD Releases TV Reports Rating LGBT Representation

GLAAD, the US lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization,  released its two annual television reports – the 8th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 19th annual Where We Are on TV report, on Wednesday last (1st).  The reports map the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT representation on television. While GLAAD’s […]