GLAAD Releases 2nd Annual Studio Responsibility Index

GLAAD Releases 2nd Annual Studio Responsibility Index #SRI #LGBT @glaad

GLAAD Studio Responsibility IndexGLAAD recently released its second 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 2013 calendar year.” This report is significant because it pressures major film studios to be more accountable when it comes to properly representing LGBT characters.

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Cards Against Harassment Empowers Women to Fight Back Against Street Harassers

#CardsAgainstHarassment Empowers Women to Fight Back Against Street Harassers @CardsAgstHrsmt

Cards Against Harassment

Do you ever wish that you had a quick, reflexive response to situations in which you’re confronted with street harassment? Countless women have experienced street harassment, and many know firsthand that a single catcall can escalate into something much more aggressive when the harassers are confronted about their behavior. Now, one woman is working to empower others through the creation of…

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Carol Rossetti Is Bringing Body Positivity to the Forefront, One Illustration at a Time

Carol Rossetti Is Bringing #BodyPositivity to the Forefront, One Illustration at a Time @docerossetti

Carol Rossetti

When body-positive feminism meets creativity, you know only good things can happen. Carol Rossetti is a Brazilian artist whose beautiful drawings of various characters and the text that accompanies them have inspired a lot of people. “It was a very personal project that I never expected to grow to what it did,” explains Rossetti, of how quickly her images were shared around the world.

Each…

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Will Congress Soon Have its First Openly Gay Republican?

Will Congress Soon Have its First Openly Gay Republican? #LGBT #politics

will congress have an openly gay republican?

Will Congress soon have its first openly gay Republican representative? Many are speculating about the impending political and historical first as two openly gay Republican candidates, Richard Tisei and Carl DeMaio, run for seats in Congress.

How would an openly gay Republican Congressman influence the course of history? “In a statement to The Huffington Post, Tisei made the case that the LGBT…

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Verizon Ad Pushes Parents to Move Beyond “Pretty” When Addressing their Daughters

Verizon Ad Pushes Parents to Move Beyond “Pretty” When Addressing their Daughters #STEMwomen #genderequality

Verizon recently released a new commercial that depicts what can happen to a girl’s self-esteem if she’s only valued for her appearance. It’s a compelling ad that is made more so by the inclusion of one troubling statistic: according to the National Science Foundation, 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math,…

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Demi Lovato Embraces Pride in New Music Video

Demi Lovato Embraces #Pride in New Music Video #ReallyDontCare #LGBTPride

Former Disney Channel child star and pop sensation Demi Lovato has just added one more title to her impressive list of accomplishments: Grand Marshal of the 2014 Los Angeles LGBT Pride celebration. Last month, Lovato joined the LA Pride Parade as its honorary Grand Marshal and gave a special performance. Awesome, colorful footage…

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Boy Scouts Lead NYC’s Iconic Pride Parade

Boy Scouts Lead NYC’s Iconic Pride Parade #LGBT #BoyScouts

Boy Scouts march in NYC Pride

New York City’s annual LGBT Pride March made history last weekend as the more than 14,000 participants were led by Boy Scouts members and troupe leaders. According to GLAAD, “Three generations of Boy Scouts – gay and straight – were in uniform at the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT Prideevent, where they presented the American flag during the national anthem and served as Color Guard during the…

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Parents march in support of their LGBT kids, New York City, 1974

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Parents march in support of their LGBT kids, New York City, 1974

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Supreme Court Ruling Endangers Women in the Name of Free Speech

Supreme Court Ruling Endangers Women in the Name of Free Speech #protectthezone #plannedparenthood

Supreme Court rules against buffer zones

Last week, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts “buffer zone” law that previously required pro-life activists to remain 35 feet from the entrances of abortion and family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood. According to the Supreme Court, which was unanimous in its ruling, this buffer zone is a violation of picketers’ freedom of speech.

No one on either side of this…

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One Year After Historic Supreme Court Ruling, Momentum for Marriage Equality has Never Been Greater

One Year After Historic Supreme Court Ruling, Momentum for #MarriageEquality has Never Been Greater

shutterstock_135092909Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s historic decision in Windsor v. United States, a ruling that famously struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)and found marriage discrimination unconstitutional. Little did we all know this time last year that the landmark ruling would be the spark our country needed to ignite a remarkable chain of victories for…

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