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An Intimate Look At South Carolina's LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay 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 06.01.2015 | Gay 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 05.28.2015 | Gay 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 05.15.2015 | Gay 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 05.10.2015 | Gay 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 05.08.2015 | Gay 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 04.16.2015 | Gay 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 06.08.2015 | Gay 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 03.23.2015 | Gay 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 05.23.2015 | Gay 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 03.23.2015 | Gay 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 05.17.2015 | Gay 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.

Gay People Are Gods: Protecting LGBT Communities Is a Divine Right

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

I believe it is important for heterosexual people and homosexual people to love and respect one another regardless of sexual orientation or transgender identity. However, it is also vital for LGBT communities to wield police power backed by the force of law.

Academy Award Winning Screenwriter of The Imitation Game on Oscars, Research, and Discrimination Against Gay Men and Women

Quora | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Doing research on the history of discrimination against gay men and woman was both horrifying and fascinating. One of the things I wanted to show in the film was that discrimination and prejudice were not simply the result of a few bad apples, but rather an institutionalized system of oppression.

Conservative Mom Explains Why Her Trans Daughter's Gender Identity Goes Beyond Personal Politics

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

The conservative Christian mother whose impassioned speech about her transgender daughter went viral in July 2014 recalled the experience in a new int...

Stop Letting Trans People Die

Mya Adriene Byrne | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mya Adriene Byrne

I call on all non-trans people: queer allies, straight activists, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, bandmates, soulmates, teens and elders, ministers, doctors and teachers -- let the world know that you care about trans folk, no matter how they identify, and that you stand with us.

Surprising Number Of Americans Say They Still Aren't Comfortable Seeing Gay Couples Hold Hands

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.14.2015 | Gay Voices

While there have been some impressive gains in the fight for marriage equality as of late, acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L...

What LGBT Students Want You To Know About Being A Better Ally

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 02.12.2015 | Teen

Want to know how you can be a good ally to your LGBT friends? Listen up. As part of GLAAD's #GotYourBack campaign, the organization visited three ...

MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America Among Nominees For GLAAD Media Awards

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media

A long list of print, digital and broadcast news outlets have been nominated for GLAAD's 26th annual Media Awards, the organization announced on its w...

And The 2015 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Are...

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) - British singer Sam Smith, historical thriller "The Imitation Game" and the hit TV seri...

The Next Move in U.S. and Global LGBT Equality

Todd Fernandez | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

As a movement, we must free LGBT people worldwide and we need all our organizations to work together to make this happen as fast as possible. Lives are at stake.

Zeke Stokes Talks New Tie Line, GLAAD and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs at GLAAD, about his new line of handmade men's ties, his passion for fashion and his spin on LGBT issues.