What’s With All These Ampersand Symbols We’ve Been Seeing Lately?

If you tuned into this year’s Oscar’s, you may have noticed a good number of stars wearing Ampersand symbols. This is the latest work of GLAAD, the nation’s premiere LGBTQ rights organization.

The new Ampersand symbol stands for Unity, and not just LGBTQ unity: as represented by the symbol, GLAAD and the LGBTQ community is standing in solidarity with all marginalized communities, including women, Muslims, Jews, immigrants, and of course LGBTQ people.

GLAAD's Ampersand = Solidarity

Among the stars sporting the Ampersand symbol at the Oscar’s this year were Sting, Collen Atwood, Barry Jenkins, and Jaden Piner.

Continue reading for more information about GLAAD’s plans for the ampersand symbol…