November 27, 2020         
Enough is Enough: Ontario Engineering Community Committed to Uprooting Systematic Biases   •   Minister of Justice hosts virtual forum on Diversity on the Bench   •   Vehicle Retail Sales Decline due to Quirky Sales Calendar; When Adjusted for Selling Days, Retail Sales Stable   •   Outstanding Korean Products Introduced on TradeKorea Webpage - Food & Beverage   •   “KISS THE GROUND” Wins Its 25th Film Festival Award to Date   •   Indigenous Land-Based STEM Education - The Classroom of the Future   •   Wondershare FamiSafe: The Most Reliable Parental Control App   •   Papuan Pastor Questions BBC Reports on Indonesian Palm Oil Company Korindo   •   Narconon Latin America Helps Community Stay Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic   •   Because Apes Are Hairy Too, MANSCAPED™ Supports the San Diego Zoo!   •   MANSCAPED™ Named Official Sponsor of Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic   •   Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers   •   Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Reveals Details of Hall Of Trivia on HQ App   •   F-LANE: Accelerating Female Empowerment globally in times of COVID-19   •   Michaels is Calling On #DifferenceMakers to Creatively Spread Holiday Cheer   •   CTA Releases "What We Heard" report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations   •   Majority of Americans Expect to Buy Gifts This Holiday Season Despite Tumultuous Year, but Many Cut From the Gift List According   •   iHeartMedia and Podimo Partner to Translate and Adapt Widely Popular Podcasts For Listeners Globally   •   Outstanding Korean Products Introduced at TradeKorea Webpage - Beauty & Fashion   •   SONTIAN's Exhibition at Automechanika Shanghai 2020 is Packed With 100+ Free Samples and Live Streaming Available to All Automot
Bookmark and Share

Facebook Recognizes Same Sex Couples

NEW YORK  - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), is applauding Facebook for adding 'In a Civil Union' and 'In a Domestic Partnership' options to user profiles. The option is now available for users in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Australia.

"Today, Facebook sent a clear message in support of gay and lesbian couples to users across the globe," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "By acknowledging the relationships of countless loving and committed same-sex couples in the U.S. and abroad, Facebook has set a new standard of inclusion for social media. As public support for marriage equality continues to grow, we will continue to work for the day when all couples have the opportunity to marry and have their relationship recognized by their community, both online and off."

GLAAD was among the organizations that met with Facebook to advocate for this change.

In October 2010, Facebook partnered with GLAAD and other national LGBT organizations to create "Network of Support," an educational initiative that works to combat anti-LGBT cyberbullying. GLAAD also worked with Facebook to reshape the way that the site responds to hateful, anti-LGBT comments posted on public pages.

Facebook's "Network of Support" is comprised of five leading LGBT advocacy organizations in conjunction with MTV's "A Thin Line" campaign, including GLAAD, GLSEN, HRC, PFLAG and The Trevor Project..


About GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.


STORY TAGS: GENERAL, BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, LATINO NEWS, HISPANIC NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News