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Mary Emily O'Hara

Diversity and Inclusion Reporter
Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. O'Hara specializes in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities. They previously worked at Into, them., MSNBC and NBC News, the Daily Dot and Vice. In 2016, O'Hara won an NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ Journalists) award for their coverage of transgender healthcare apps and is known for breaking the story of the nation's first legally nonbinary person obtaining legal status that same year. Their continued coverage ultimately helped lead at least 11 U.S. states to add gender-neutral options to driver's licenses and ID cards.

Shea Moisture Is Giving $20,000 Grants to 5 Social Justice Activists

Shea Moisture announced a new social justice coalition on Tuesday that will make its first move this June by donating $100,000 to activists.

Brands Are Increasingly Supporting #BlackLivesMatter, But Advocates Want More Than Words

On social media, companies and influencers who call out police violence are being told to 'open your purse.'

These Brands Are Speaking Out Against Racism on Social Media

Brands speaking out on social media against racism is a deviation from the usual tactic of ignoring politicized moments.

ADCOLOR Cancels 2020 Gathering, Will Host Virtual Conference in September

Diversity conference ADCOLOR 2020 will take place online Sept. 8-10 instead of in Atlanta.

At Adweek’s Inaugural D&I Summit, Leaders Forge Ahead With Commitment to Equality

Leaders from top global corporations and nonprofits met online to participate in Adweek's first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Summit.

D&I TBD: Angela Benton on Democratizing Data and Diversifying AI

Streamlytics CEO Angela Benton joins Adweek podcast D&I TBD to talk about diversifying artificial intelligence, data brokerage, and more.

Demi Lovato and the Trevor Project Celebrate the People Behind the Parades With ‘Pride Everywhere’

The nonprofit aims to support LGBTQ youth after calls to its crisis lines doubled during the pandemic.

At Empowerd Conference, Asian-American Creatives Inspire the Next Generation

The annual conference of Asian American arts and entertainment group Kollaboration goes online.

Skittles Goes Colorless, Giving Up the Rainbow for LGBTQ Pride Partnership with GLAAD

Skittles is removing the rainbow—in fact, removing color entirely—from its packaging for a Pride partnership with GLAAD.

Essence’s Survey on Black Women and Covid-19 Is a ‘Vital’ Resource

Essence magazine just released the first major look at the impact of the pandemic on black American women.