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There Are More LGBTQ TV Characters Than Ever, But Issues Still Abound

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.03.2016 | Queer Voices

Shows like “Transparent,” “Doubt” and “Queen Sugar” have helped boost the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on U...

Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan Have An Important Message About Spirit Day

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Spirit Day is an annual day of symbolic action for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its allies that involves wearing pu...

The Real Tipping Point: Death At the Intersection of Hate, Poverty and Respectability Politics

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

While white trans women and trans feminine people have escaped much of the worst violence, Black, Latinx, Native American and other transgender people of color have not.

‘My So-Called Life’ Star: Don’t ‘Whitewash’ The Victims Of The Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.15.2016 | Latino Voices

In the days following the massacre in Orlando, actor Wilson Cruz has found himself wanting to scream, but "just kind of breaking down" instead. Cruz'...

Tinder CEO Says App Will Now Focus On Trans And Gender Nonconforming Communities

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

On Thursday at the Recode Code Conference in Los Angeles, Tinder CEO Sean Rad announced that the dating app has plans to make its services more inclus...

GLAAD Celebrity Activists Talk LGBT Equality and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with celebrity activists and allies on the Red Carpet at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC.

No One Had More Fun Than Jennifer Lawrence At The GLAAD Awards

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment

When Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday night, even Mariah Carey looked excited. Min...

Depiction Of LGBT Characters In The Movies Has Actually Gotten Worse

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The lesbian romance "Carol” nabbed six Oscar nominations, including one for its leading lady, Cate Blanchett. It turns out, however, that the hit fi...

Boycotts Work Against Anti-LGBT Legislation

Fred Karger | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

The New York Times called North Carolina a "pioneer in bigotry." Governors and mayors across the nation are banning travel to the state, film studios are threating to pull or stop production and lots of big stars and bands have canceled concerts.

Nielsen and GLAAD's Growing Relationship

Louis Chesney | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Chesney

Nielsen remains committed to being a diverse and inclusive company. As such, it makes benefiting the community one of its core values. Associates at Nielsen mobilize data and use expertise to address some of the world's greatest social challenges.

Taylor Swift Surprises Ruby Rose At GLAAD Media Awards

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Taylor Swift showed her love for Ruby Rose Saturday night when she surprised her actress friend at the GLAAD Media Awards. Swift was on-hand to prese...

Max Mutchnick's Ugly Little Salad

Blair Fell | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Blair Fell

Do we really need tone-deaf shallowness coming from the heroic gay co-creator of one of the most significant and impactful gay comedies on television? For fluffy pancakes?

GLAAD to Present Demi Lovato With Vanguard Award

The Hollywood Reporter | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.03.2016 | Latino Voices

Demi Lovato has been tapped to receive one of GLAAD's highest honors. The singer-songwriter-actress-philanthropist has been tapped to receive the watc...

Surprising Number Of Americans Still Uncomfortable Seeing Same-Sex Couples Holding Hands

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new survey is shedding light on exactly how Americans feel when it comes to issues regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) commu...

Healthy Living for the Closet LGBTQ of Faith: Sunshine and Dandelions

E.C. Iwata | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
E.C. Iwata

Turns out, we were designed to live in the light. In fact, a healthy dose of daylight empowers growth and strength in humans, not just dandelions.

Casual Transphobia in My Media?

Delia Melody | Posted 11.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

You might not want to harm trans people, but that's the thing about casual transphobia; It doesn't need to have true hate behind it to be real and harmful.

Michelle Rodriguez's Upcoming Gender Reassignment Thriller Is Already Causing Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Michelle Rodriguez's upcoming film won't be in theaters until 2017, but it's already getting backlash. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Wednesda...

GOP Rep Opens Up About Raising Transgender Son

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) took her message of acceptance for the transgender community to Spanish-language television Wednesday, opening ...

Netflix, Hulu Are Blazing A Trail For LGBT Characters On TV

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are leading the way with depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pe...

Social Media and Social Justice in the Classroom

Dena Lagomarsino | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
Dena Lagomarsino

As they engaged with social media in a supportive environment, students began to realize that they can "be the change they wish to see in the world," as Gandhi advised.

The Best (And Worst) TV Networks For LGBT Content

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fox has become the very first broadcast television network to receive a grade of "excellent" by GLAAD. Now in its ninth year, the Network Responsibil...

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

An Intimate Look At South Carolina's LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Huffington Post is proud to debut GLAAD's new mini-documentary that examines the triumphs and tribulations of South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisex...

Gap Is Sending An Important Message About The Power Of Love And Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Thirteen Gap employees share their coming out stories in a powerful new video for GLAAD's #GotYourBack campaign. The video, released June 1, is th...

Desmond Child Talks GLAAD Nashville Concert and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Grammy winning songwriter producer Desmond Child about his upcoming performance at Ty Herndon and GLAAD's Concert for Love and Acceptance that takes place at City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee on June 12th.