If an athlete or rapper or a politician had used that sort of language, they’d be soundly castigated the first time and might not have their job. But Alec got a pass just five months ago and still sounds forth from his MSNBC bully pulpit. But despite his highly publicized donations to the theater and arts via his Capital One ads, he couldn’t figure out a way to insult a photographer without using homo-hating words.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday November 15, 2013 10:20 am|
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday April 29, 2012 7:00 pm|
In many countries we call advice like that “corrective rape.”
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday March 19, 2012 9:35 am|
Say what you will about Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Commentator Accountability Project, it’s definitely keeping some members of the religious right up at nights.
|By: Pam Spaulding Saturday February 4, 2012 12:15 pm|
I guess that I shouldn’t find it shocking anymore when I speak to people — many progressives, mind you — who have no idea that you can lose your job for being LGBT. As in, if your employer is a homophobe and decides they don’t want to have “that perversion” in their offices, they can call you into their office, or better yet, right into the middle of the office floor and fire you, stating your sexual orientation is the sole reason for showing you the door. Period.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Sunday December 18, 2011 7:10 pm|
In the brick-and-mortar world, the two crossdressers in “Work It” would be having uncomfortable discussions with the HR department of their new employer about transitioning in the workplace, including issues regarding public accommodations — to include restrooms. They would likely at least face workplace harassment, and if they lived in the 35 states without employment protections based on gender identity, they may even have been fired without recourse for being trans.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday June 22, 2011 6:37 pm|
Six members of the the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Board of Directors have resigned, furthering the leadership crisis at that organization which began with letters from the now-fired ‘president,’ Jarrett Barrios, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of corporate patron AT&T’s interests before that body. AT&T handmaiden and GLAAD board member Troup Coronado was not among those who resigned.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 19, 2011 8:06 am|
The president of GLAAD (essentially, the organization’s executive director) has resigned in the wake of the scandal about letters that went to the FCC over his signature, drafted by donor AT&T, that Barrios apparently neither read nor understood. which he then subsequently disavowed.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 10, 2011 10:13 am|
Michelangelo Signorelli has the goods on GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, who sent a letter to the FCC on behalf of the organization supporting the merger of TMoblie and AT&T — written by their big donor, AT&T:
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday July 8, 2010 6:33 pm|
You have this weekend to find your same-sex partner and enter the contest at The Today Show. You spoke up alongside GLAAD — and NBC listened!
GLAAD thanks you for speaking out about NBC Today Show’s "Modern Wedding Contest." This afternoon after GLAAD met with NBC executives and shared our community’s concerns, the network agreed to open the contest to same-sex couples.
The announcement comes a week after GLAAD learned that the contest had excluded gay and lesbian people. Good As You blog first alerted us to the problem after discovering the contest’s application included only "bride" and "groom" as options for applicants to choose.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday June 14, 2010 5:00 pm|
During the Prop 8 aftermath I watched as the manager of the landmark El Coyote restaurant sobbed through a community meeting, trying to stave off a boycott of her family business. Her Mormon bishop had told her to write a check to support Prop 8, and she did, even though she claimed she loved her LGBT customers and employees. It was stunning and appalling. 8: The Mormon Proposition takes us into the mindset of Mormon leaders and their followers like Margy who were just following The Prophet’s orders.