Featured Stories

GLAAD brings you news and views on the latest headlines and issues facing LGBTQ people.

Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: Twitter town hall #DOMAtalk

June 3, 2013

LGBT parenting blog Mombian, which received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Blog, is taking Monday, June 3rd to show the world for the 8th year in a row that LGBT families are just as loving, supportive and valuable to our communities as strai

Read More

What to Watch Monday 6/3: The Fosters, Mistresses series premieres; Teen Wolf, Push Girls season premieres

Tonight catch the series premieres of The Fosters and Mistresses, series finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, plus the season premieres of Teen Wolf and Push Girls; as well as new episodes of The Voice and Newlyweds: The First Year.Read More

TAKE ACTION: Tell StudentsFirst that an anti-gay politician is not 'education reformer of the year'

A Tennessee family has started a petition calling StudentsFirst to retract a supporter of Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill, which stated that teachers should not be able to talk about any type of sexuality that isn't, "related to natural human reproduction." GLAAD is calling upon allies and members of the LGBT community to sign the petition, and bring awareness to the anti-LGBT sentiments and legislation that Ragan has openly defended.

Read More

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.

Read More

Roman Catholic priest removes Boy Scout troop, writes anti-gay letter

A priest in Bremerton, Washington, has discontinued his parish's sponsorship of a Boy Scout troop in the wake of a vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts, while keeping the ban on gay Scout leaders. In a letter to parishioners, Fr. Derek Lappe demonstrates his animus toward LGBT people as a rationale for disassociating Our Lady Star of the Sea from the Boy Scouts.

Read More

Gay Catholic priest comes out after anonymously publishing book two years ago

In 2011, the book Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay Catholic Priest was anonymously published, and distributed around the world. The book was republished a month ago – this time, with a name in the same place that once said anonymous. Gary Meier is a now openly gay Catholic priest from St. Louis, Missouri who has decided to end his silence in the name of the equality for the LGBT community.

Read More