Video: Interview With Transgender Activist Jen Richards

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By Brandy Black I had the chance to catch up with Jen Richards, a transgender activist and media specialist to address transgender portrayals in the media, trans resources, and her role models.  This is a 4 part series on our You Tube Channel. “I think it’s important to have trans people play trans actors. I […]


New HIV and AIDS Awareness Campaign Aimed Toward Hollywood Launches


The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation joins campaign that includes new style guide for media, as well as public service announcements. As part of the partnership, GLAAD has released a new style guide for journalists, which includes best practices for covering HIV and AIDS in a new era of prevention and treatment. To view and download […]


Apple, Inc. Terminates Contract with Anti-Gay Lobbyist


Apple has cut ties with lobbyist Jay Love from Alabama after learning about his history opposing LGBT equality while serving as the Republican State Representative. “Jay Love does not work for Apple nor does he do any lobbying on our behalf,” spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said, leaving out why the company isn’t working with him. According to the Washington […]


Texas Bill Would Punish Businesses If They Don’t Discriminate


  Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) has introduced two new bills that seek to criminalize the use of bathrooms by transgender people. Not only could trans people face jail time and fines for using gender-segregated facilities that match their gender, so too could businesses who make their facilities open to trans patrons. H.B. 1747 […]


Alabama Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage Recognized, But Joint Adoption Still Denied


Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand are returning to court in Alabama. After successfully petitioning the Court to require the state to recognize their 2008 same-sex marriage from California, they were then denied a joint adoption based on the same ban on same-sex marriage. The obstacle is a familiar face in Alabama’s legal chaos, Mobile County […]


Lesbian Moms: Michigan Pediatrician Refuses To See Newborn


By Sarah Toce/ The Seattle Lesbian.    After spending months picking out the ideal pediatrician for their newborn daughter, a lesbian couple in Michigan said they were refused care because of their sexual orientation. Jami and Krista Contreras decided on a holistic Roseville pediatrician, 49-year-old Vesna Roi, that they had interviewed months before their daughter Bay was […]


“Love Is Not A Choice”: China’s LGBT Awareness Campaign


By: Alexandra Temblador In China, an LGBT awareness campaign is making a big splash across social media sites. The China LGBT Awareness Campaign is speaking to gay and lesbians in China and is asking them to come out of the closet. The main message of the campaign: Love is not a choice. In America, the […]


A Same-Sex Couple Just Legally Married In Texas


  Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, who have been together for over 30 years, just became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas. The state’s ban on same-sex marriage is seemingly still intact. The Fifth Circuit is still considering the federal challenge of the ban, and a state judge’s ruling earlier this week […]


LGBT Advertisements Are Becoming More Mainstream


In January, Tiffany & Co. featured for the very first time an ad with a gay male couple for their “Will You” campaign. This is not the first time that a company has included LGBT members in their advertisements. Some of the first ads directed toward the LGBT community appeared in the 1980’s by Bud Light […]


Judge Rules Conversion Therapy Group Can’t Claim Homosexuality a Disorder


A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Wednesday. The ruling marks the first time […]