Gay What ?
Rest of site back up shortly!

Trans woman to co-chair GLAAD board

Jennifer Finney Boylan, GLAAD, gay news, Washington Blade

Jennifer Finney Boylan (Photo courtesy of GLAAD)

NEW YORK – GLAAD on Nov. 8 announced Jennifer Finney Boylan and Steve Warren had been appointed co-chairs of its board of directors.

Boylan, an English professor at Maine’s Colby College who has written 13 books, is the first transgender woman to serve in such a position with the media watchdog.

“The transgender community continues to face alarming rates of violence and inequality while transgender people and issues remain relatively invisible in our national dialogue,” GLAAD Acting President Dave Montez said. “Jenny’s proven leadership will be instrumental as GLAAD continues to grow mainstream media attention and public understanding around transgender issues.”


Disney Channel film features lesbian moms

Disney Channel, gay news, Washington BladeNEW YORK — A crowdsourced anti-bullying featurette last month on the Disney Channel introduces the world to a 14-year old aspiring filmmaker named Ben who happens to have two moms.

The short film is part of a social outreach campaign called “Make Your Mark,” which “encourages kids to make a difference in the world,” according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Ben uses the film “Stop” to introduce the Disney Channel audience to his two moms, before discussing his experiences with being bullied at school. According to GLAAD, Disney Channel has never featured an openly gay character in any of its offerings before.