Russian Siri in Hot Water for Anti-Gay Remarks

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Until London-based Russian blogger Alex Kokcharov made a video about it, Apple’s Russian version of Siri had some anti-gay remarks to questions by the user. When Kokcharov asked her for “Gay clubs around me?” she answered, “I’d blush if I could.” When asked, “How to register a gay marriage in England?” She said, “I’ll pretend I didn’t hear that.” […]


Exclusive Interview: Peter Saji of ‘Black-ish’


By Brandy Black We caught up with writer/producer Peter Saji from the show Black-ish on ABC. He tells us about the upcoming episode starring Raven Symone called “Please don’t ask, please don’t tell.” Raven is playing Dre’s sister who is gay and the family knows it but won’t talk about it.  He gives us some […]


WATCH: Jenner-Ation XY Trans Youth Speak

Resources for transgender youth

By Brandy Black This is a groundbreaking time for Transgender in this country.Here is a video resource with a support group for trans youth.   Openly Jake speaks with kids about their feelings about transphobia in this country.   If you didn’t catch the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, it is worth finding. It […]


The Significance of Bruce Jenner Sharing His Transgender Identity

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By Alexandra Temblador Bruce Jenner, known in 1976 as “The World’s Greatest Athlete” when he won the decathlon in the Olympics, recently announced in an interview with Diane Sawyer that he is transgender and identifies as a woman. Bruce Jenner’s announcement that he is transgender could not have come at a better time for transgender […]


6 Tips to Help Parents Teach Their Children About Diversity


By Alexandra Temblador The modern family is a kaleidoscope of diversity, a kaleidoscope that directly reflects the diverse world we live in. Diversity in the human population can mean a lot of things such as race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, religion, cultural practices, disabilities, and much more. For children, learning about […]


Trans, LGBT Kids Accepted In New Girl Scouts Troop

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A gay pride Girl Scouts troop has opened up in Salt Lake City. The group will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families. “Girl Scouts is all about empowering girls to become leaders who make the world a better place,” Shari Solomon-Kleba, who has helped start troops at shelters and refugee centers, said. “Why not at […]


A Rising Trend: Pregnant Women Over 50

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Recently it hit the news that 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk, a mother of 13 children, is now pregnant with quadruplets. This summer, Raunigk could possibly be the oldest woman to give birth to quadruplets, a title that is quite close to the oldest woman to give birth, Rajo Devi, an Indian woman who gave birth at the […]


Sony, Walt Disney Studios Fail GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index


GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, Wednesday released its third annual Studio Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2014 calendar year. For the first time, GLAAD this year […]


Marriage Equality Video Goes Viral in Ireland

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A new video has gone viral to support a “yes” vote on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum. Ireland is set to become the first country in Europe to hold a referendum (with the law not decided by passing legislation in parliament) on same-sex marriage May 22. “Their campaign is based largely on fear and disinformation, and […]


Resources For Parents: Common Sense Media

Kids and media

By: Shannon Ralph It’s no secret that our children live in a very different world than the one we grew up in. The advent of the internet has drastically broadened our horizons, and advances in technology have placed the whole wide world at our children’s fingertips. These days, media and technology permeate every aspect of […]