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Apr 14 2018
Tom Daley's Speedo Slip + Homeless In Hollywood + Racist Starbucks Arrest + RIP Milos Forman + Gay Harassment At University + Gus & Adam Kiss + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Personal trainer goals.

Below: Keep reading for Tom Daley's wardrobe malfunction (the wardrobe being a tiny Speedo!), Gus & Adam's lip-lock, a shocking racist arrest at Starbucks, the death of a film genius and much more ...

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Mar 16 2018
LOVE, SIMON Cast & Director Talk UNIVERSAL THEMES With GLAAD Comments (0)

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Check out this cute Q&A with the director (Greg Berlanti) and cast (Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Keiynan Lonsdale, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendebord Jr.) of Love, Simon conducted by GLAAD's Anthony Ramos ...

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Oct 18 2017
Kellogg's Characters Stick Up For Spirit Day Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 10.39.56 AM(Image via GLAAD.org/spiritday)

Tomorrow is Spirit Day — wearing purple? — and Kellogg's has loaned GLAAD some of its most iconic mascots for a cute video on the very important topic of bullying ...

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Jun 30 2017
National Red Velvet Comments (0)

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Starting July 1, Sprinkles' Icon Series Elizabeth Taylor cupcakes will be not only the cause of weight gain and temporary joy, but will also be for the cause of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the charity, founded by the late movie star in response to the AIDS crisis.

Find Your Nearest Sprinkles Here!

Watch Taylor talking about the famous gay men in her life after the jump ...

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Jun 09 2017
SWERLK While Helping Pulse Survivors! Comments (0)

Swerlk(Video still via Scissor Sisters)

GLAAD announces the premiere of “SWERLK,” a new song from Scissor Sisters and MDNR!

All proceeds from the summertastic, swishworthy single go to the Contigo Fund, which helps Pulse survivors. (The anniversary of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre is June 12.)

The backstory on “SWERLK” is here.

Keep reading for the lyric video ...

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May 23 2017
Lorrie Morgan Backs Out Of GLAAD Event After Uproar Over Transphobic, Racist Social Media Posts Comments (0)

Country singer Lorrie Morgan, who had been set to perform as part of GLAAD's Ty Herndon and Cody Alan-hosted Concert for Love and Acceptance in Nashville in June, has backed out after complaints regarding her thoughtless (at best) social media posts.

Read My Original Post About Morgan's Vile Facebook Shares

The name of the event had little to do with Morgan's Facebook page, on which she shared a nakedly racist anti-Michelle Obama meme, and on which she made clear she is firmly against trans bathroom rights.

She also shared a meme from an anti-marriage equality page, though she later professed to strongly believe in equality.

In her first stab at calming the complaints, Morgan pathetically claimed she had simply put her foot in her mouth, and chalked it up to wine. She never took responsibility for the content of what she posted, instead arguing that she is not anti-LGBT:

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May 22 2017
GLAAD In Need Of A GLAAD Moment Of Its Own Over Lorrie Morgan Brouhaha Comments (0)

Lorrie Morgan is a big-time country singer who will be appearing at an LGBTQ event co-hosted LorrieMorganPublicity by out country artist Ty Herndon and out CMT host Cody Alan — and yet, on her personal Facebook page, she has routinely mocked trans rights.

This is messed up.

The Concert for Love and Acceptance is a nice idea, a benefit for GLAAD held in Nashville and featuring country acts like Herndon, Billy Gilman (GLAAD misspells his name in its press release), Dana Goldberg, Kree Harrison, Michael Ray, Mickey Guyton, Runaway June, Ryan Kinder, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square and Trent Harmon. It's a positive thing to hold an event for LGBTQ issues in the South, where empathy for the cause is perceived to be low, and Morgan's inclusion was a good idea before her antipathy for trans people came to light.

I mean, what do you do when one of the stars appearing has shared memes like this:

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Morgan is approvingly passing on a nasty, anti-trans message that was initially posted by a group that is opposed to gay marriage.

She also shared this one, which is the tip of the iceberg as far as her anti-Obama tendencies:

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May 09 2017
Billy Porter's Powerful Message: RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST Comments (0)

Billy-Porter(Video still via GLAAD)

Billy Porter, who was given the Vito Russo Award from GLAAD this weekend, made as rousing a speech as Debra Messing, calling on  gay people to get it together and go to war against discrimination.

He said we need to get our “war clothes” on, because:

... From slavery to emancipation to the 13th Amendment to Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement to Stonewall to AIDS to marriage equality, we gotta remember the shoulders who we stand on, the ones who fought and died for those freedoms that we hold so dear.

He went on to call himself a survivor of the AIDS crisis and a grateful beneficiary of the marriage-equality movement:

It's time to take this moment and acknowledge that the reailty of  life is that it's ever-involving, and until we can figure out how to love on another unconditionally, no one wins — NO ONE. Freedom, equality, justice, have always come at a cost, and evidently they always will.

Keep reading to see his whole speech, which was punctuated by a repurposed gospel song ...

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