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'Carol,' 'The Danish Girl' Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

AP | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Danish Girl" is up for a GLAAD Media Award in a year where a record number of nominees feature transgender characters a...

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) comm...

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

E.C. Iwata | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 We...

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, ...

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 10.14.2015 | 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

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

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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.

Jason Linkins

How LGBT Activists Won The PR Game: Cash, Culture And Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

What's the secret of the LGBT community's success, as they've moved toward societal equality? According to our most recent "Drinking & Talking" panel,...

Celebrities and Activists Discuss the Future of LGBT Civil Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with nineteen celebrity activists on the Red Carpet at the 26th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. First I spoke with Steven Petrow an awa...

Watch Kelly Ripa Bring The House Down At The GLAAD Awards

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and talk show host Kelly Ripa were among honorees at GLA...

With Gay Marriage Likely, HRC Fights Bigotry In States -- Launches DC Fundraiser Featuring Comic Erin Foley

Art Levine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Art Levine

Even with the odds increasing after last month's Supreme Court arguments that the court will lift the ban on gay marriages nationwide, most states still can discriminate against gays with impunity.

Gabriel Arana

Diane Sawyer And ABC Nailed The Bruce Jenner Interview. Here's Why And What Needs To Happen Next.

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.27.2015 | Media

Before Diane Sawyer’s blockbuster interview with Bruce Jenner aired on ABC, she told George Stephanopoulos, “This is a family love story.” In...

Despite Uptick, New Report Finds LGBT Representation In Hollywood Still Lacking

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

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representation in Hollywood, things are getting better -- but there's still plenty of r...

Homophobia, Death Threats and Government Complicity: Jamaican LGBT's Under Attack!

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the "abominable crime of buggery."

WATCH: Kerry Washington's GLAAD Awards Speech Will Leave You Moved

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

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington is winning raves for her powerful, impassioned speech at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles in which she calle...

How to Be a Gay Ally to the 'Other Others'

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

There are many of us in the LGBT community who want allies, but do we extend ourselves to help the "other others," those people who are seemingly most unlike ourselves? Now that we as a community are gaining strength and more equality, it is time for us to become vocal and visible allies to other communities.

Here's Why Zoe Saldana Won't Boycott Dolce & Gabbana After 'Synthetic Children' Controversy

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

Zoe Saldana has no intention of joining the boycott against Dolce & Gabbana over the designers' comments about same-sex families adopting children or ...

Daniel Franzese Landed a New Role: HIV/AIDS Awareness Advocate

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Big things are happening for Daniel Franzese. He publicly came out, created a string of popular parody videos on YouTube, landed his role on Looking, and is now an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. I got the chance to to talk to Mr. Franzese about his new role in HIV/AIDS advocacy.

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.