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Spirit Day: Let Love Define You

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

October is a very special time for the LGBT community: it is not only National LGBT History Month, but October 11 was National Coming Out Day and October 16 is Spirit Day.

Why I'll Be Purple on October 16th

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zeke Stokes

In the midst of all life's uncertainties, we must create space that allows our youth -- especially LGBT youth -- to thrive so that they are able to reach their full potential.

Why 2014 Is A Monumental Year For LGBT Characters On TV

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

MTV, ABC Family and HBO officials have an extra special reason to celebrate today, as the three networks received "Excellent" ratings on GLAAD's Netwo...

National Domestic Violence Organizations Silent in Wake of Ray Rice Abuse

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Where is the outcry from our leading domestic violence organizations in the wake of the latest Ray Rice elevator video, wherein he punches his fiance in the face?

Hollywood Gets Scored On LGBT Representation And The Results Aren't Exactly Pretty

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

Seventeen major Hollywood movies may have included characters that identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) last year, but there's s...

Showcase Your Pride On Instagram For Your Chance To Win Big

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

This month, showcasing what LGBT Pride means to you could pay off in more ways than one. GLAAD has teamed up with Instagram for a new initiative ca...

You'll Never Guess The Queer New Gig Meghan McCain Just Landed

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

Meghan McCain, Republican political commentator, author, TV host and daughter of Senator John McCain, was named to LGBT advocacy group GLAAD's Nationa...

Here's An Incredible Way To Support LGBT Homeless Youth

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

A rally is scheduled to take place on Monday in New York City and will also serve as the launching of a new campaign to fight homelessness among young...

Major Online Retailer Under Fire For Helping To Fund Anti-Gay Boy Scouts

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

If you're a member or ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, you may want to think twice before shopping with this onlin...

For Holy Week: The Gospel According to Debby Boone

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm not sure what finally convinced me to click on it but I did. And what I heard was a red carpet interview with Debby Boone about why she was there in support of the GLAAD Awards and her own journey toward embracing the full inclusion of LGBT people.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones.. But Words Can Kill the Soul

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Are we policing language? Of course we are, because part of that's how you win in civil rights movements. We have known this for more than 50 years.

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Old GLAAD vs. New GLAAD on the Issue of RuPaul

Rebecca Juro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Juro

It's time for the folks at GLAAD to decide, once and for all, what's really most important to them: The goodwill of media executives and celebrities like RuPaul or the trust and respect of the trans community they've pledged to serve and represent.

Laverne Cox Nabs Huge Honor

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox is slated to be honored at this year's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards with one of the event's top honors:...

Bisexuality: What NYT and Slate Got Wrong

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

Consulting a few bisexuals, only for quotes in dismissive pieces like the aforementioned, doesn't make up for not running stories on what is really happening in everyday bisexual people's lives. We are so much more than our habits in the bedroom.

"What's Between Your Legs?" Is the New "So What Do You Do in Bed?"

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Renna

Transgender characters in entertainment were always around, but as the punch line. When it came to news, it was usually about a hate crime. And I can tell you from personal experience even that coverage had to be fought for, from Brandon Teena to Fred Martinez to Gwen Araujo.

Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson of Antigone Rising Talk New EP Supporting LGBT Rights (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Kristen Ellis-Henderson and Cathy Henderson, co-founders of the all-female alternative country rock band Antigone Rising, about their music and their spin on LGBT issues.

Shaki-Shocky!

Monica Trasandes | Posted 04.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

Last week, Shakira and Rihanna's new video, filled with steamy faux lesbianism, absolutely shook some folks to the core.

Get Ready For An Awesome Weekend Full Of Events Dedicated To The Trans Community

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

Two events will occur in conjunction with one another this year that seek to bring visibility to and honor prominent members of the transgender commun...

And The 2014 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Are...

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Honoring outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, the 2014 GLAAD Award nominees were announced to great fanf...

Surprise, Surprise! A&E Suspends Its Suspension of Phil Robertson

Brian Joyce | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Brian Joyce

When A&E suspended Phil Robertson, it chose profits over Phil Robertson. When A&E reinstated Phil Robertson, it chose profits over gay people. The network never cared about gay people, and it never cared about Phil Robertson.

Utah's Gay Marriage Ban. Worth it?

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

Today, learning that a federal judge has declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, I wonder where my one-time friend Beverly Evans is and if she regrets the vote that denied me equal rights.

Here's How You Can Support Gay Marriage This Holiday Season

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

Leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization GLAAD is spearheading a new holiday initiative to put pressure on states t...

Meet GLAAD's New President And CEO

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

GLAAD, one of the nation's leading organizations dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, announced today that Sarah Kate El...

Over the Line: Allies in the LGBT Sports Movement

Patrick Burke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick Burke

There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?

Could Carmen Carrera Become The First Transgender Victoria's Secret Model?

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

"RuPaul's Drag Race" season three favorite Carmen Carrera made history when she publicly transitioned after the show's conclusion. Since her "Drag ...