From @time: “Lil Nas X represents a more unified vision of the future, one in which a young queer black man can dominate popular culture by being unapologetically himself. ‘Everything lined up for this moment to take me to this place,’ he says now. ‘Not to sound self-centered, but it feels like I’m chosen, in a way, to do this stuff.’”
Dan Levy will be honored with the Davidson/Valentini Award at the #GLAADgala in San Francisco! The award is presented to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a difference in promoting acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
There was an incredible event in Dallas last week benefitting our work to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Thank you to everyone who supported the evening. ❤️
Author Celeste Watkins-Hayes dropped by our office this week. Celeste’s book Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality will be available on 8/20. #RemakingALife
DBQ Magazine just released their Annual #LOUD100 People of Color List. @bridgeforth said, “These 100 LGBTQ people of color are amongst the loudest beings in our community this year. Their contributions are irreversible to our culture.” COVER 📸 @ronijeannette of @Bridgeforth for @dbqmag in a the home of Langston Hughes . Explore the new issue at DBQMAG.COM, OUT NOW!
⚡️We can’t wait for the #GLAADgala in San Francisco 🌉 with host @peppermint247! The event celebrates digital influencers who are moving LGBTQ acceptance forward. Will we see you there?
Our friend @joshuarush, who played Cyrus on Andi Mack, came out as bisexual in a thread on Twitter today. He wrote, “Instead of feeling the courage to tell you today that I am an out and proud bisexual man because of the character I played for four years, I feel that courage thinking of all of you, who felt emboldened by Cyrus to come out.” 💗💜💙
GLAAD board member Ariadne Getty is being honored as @variety’s 2019 Philanthropist of the Year. She is a dedicated advocate for the LGBTQ community and her generosity has helped fund the #GLAADInstitute, projects at the @lalgbtcenter, and other initiatives that accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people around the world. Congratulations, Ari!
Dominic Conover's Catholic high school fired his counselor after she married her wife. Now, he's taking a stand: "LGBTQ+ youth, please hear me when I say this: I believe in you and you have amazing people standing up for you every day. You will get through this. I promise. To this day, Shelly’s Voice Advocacy Group continues to live out its mission of advocating for a better, more inclusive Catholic community. I urge each one of you to stand with us by writing a letter to a church leader asking them to change the way in which they treat the LGBTQ+ community. Join us in making sure the Catholic Church understands that LGBTQ+ youth matter. Join us in erasing the prejudice that LGBTQ+ students have to experience in their schools. Stand up and be a part of the change with us, unafraid.” Read his full @theadvocatemag piece at the link in our bio.
Two years ago today, Trump tweeted out a proposed ban on military service for transgender people, proving that his administration will stop at nothing to implement its anti-LGBTQ ideology - even if it means denying some of our bravest the right to serve. That night we took to the streets with other advocates and activists to oppose the ban and we’ve been using our media advocacy skills to fight the ban since.
🗣️🗣️🗣️ CALLING YOUNG ACTIVISTS. Apply now to become a GLAAD Campus Ambassador and help build sustainable and inclusive programming for LGBTQ university students and other youth, all while learning how to leverage the media to create change. LINK IN BIO.
The #GLAADInstitute was created to equip and empower advocates and storytellers to strengthen their media impact and accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Today we can announce that we've officially trained 10,000 storytellers! 🎉
On July 24, 2011, Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov became the first same-sex couple to get married in New York City. “I lost my breath,” Siegel said about the moment. “It was just the most exciting loss of breath I’ve ever had. I just was so happy.”
Trump has been fanning the flames of xenophobia, racism, and hate among his supporters since before he even announced his run for office.
It’s #NonBinaryDay. Here are some ways you can go #BeyondTheBinary to support non-binary people.
Today would have been our co-founder Vito Russo's 73rd birthday. Vito was a film historian and activist, whose book The Celluloid Closet remains a foundational analysis of early LGBTQ portrayals in Hollywood film.
#TBT to @BMWUSA helping us hand out gear to our #WorldPride marchers. Thank you for supporting and celebrating with us! #GoWithPride
Thank you @nypl for the tour of Love & Resistance: #Stonewall50. The exhibit is a look at the emergence of the modern LGBTQ movement, as well as culture, issues, and activism today. Check it out before it closes on July 13th.
Congratulations to the WORLD CHAMPIONS 🇺🇸⭐️ #Repost @uswnt ・・・ WE ⭐️ GOIN’ ⭐️ BACK ⭐️ TO ⭐️ BACK ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #OneNationOneTeam
Needless to say #WorldPride was EVERYTHING! See here some of our favorite pics from Sunday’s march, and click the link in our bio to find out which LGBTQ icons joined GLAAD. Thank you to all who joined us, and thank you to @Express for outfitting our marchers. Photos by @cindytrinh.photo 🏳️🌈
The U.S. is stronger because of immigrants, LGBTQ people, and other marginalized communities. Don’t stop dreaming or fighting to make this country more beautiful. Happy 4th of July.
We can’t stop thinking about this icon we met in the East Village during #WorldPride
Our campus ambassadors are inconique and we have no choice but to stan. 🤠🏳️🌈 #WorldPride
We are at #StonewallDay marking the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn. #Pride
We are at the #DemDebate in Miami tonight. As we head into 2020 we are working to make sure the media includes LGBTQ people and the issues that impact our lives at the forefront of the conversation about the 2020 election.
Meet @TheJessicaZyrie, star of @ABSOLUTvodka_US’s new film focused on the importance of accepting transgender family members. Link in bio. PS. Be sure to watch the film to see her beautiful relationship with her real dad Wayne. 🤗 #AbsolutPride
On June 26, 2015, marriage equality became the law of the land in the United States. Happy four years. ❤️ #Pride