Tag Archive | GLAAD
(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in […]
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, on Friday (27th October) denounced the US Department of Justice for requesting time in front of the US Supreme Court to argue on the side of the LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom during the upcoming oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]