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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.

This Haunting Ad Shows How Fitness Can Ease PTSD Symptoms

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a new Havas Germany campaign video for the fitness app Freeletics addresses PTSD.

How the First Annual Lesbian Visibility Week Is Changing the Marketing Game

Diva magazine is behind the inaugural Lesbian Visibility Week and wants to convince brands to increase support for queer women.

Heart-Wrenching PSA Shows the Impact of Covid-19 on Black Americans

Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove's death is the subject of a new commercial.

Unsettling Spot From Ireland Highlights Rise in Domestic Abuse During Quarantine

The real-time video was created to help advertise the Department of Justice and Equality's new #StillHere campaign.

ViacomCBS Lays Off Several Contract Workers Across Multiple Divisions

ViacomCBS laid off contract workers across a number of its divisions today, a move the company said was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poll of Asian American Ad Pros Shows Majority Have Encountered Pandemic Bias

Nearly 80% of Asians in Advertising members said they or someone they know have experienced discrimination related to the coronavirus.

Gilead Gives $20 Million to Prevent Closure of LGBTQ and HIV-Prevention Nonprofits

In addition to the grant fund, Gilead is donating $1 million each to the San Mateo County Strong Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.

BET Launches Fundraiser to Help Black Community Through the Pandemic

A star-studded broadcast special will be hosted by Kelly Rowland, Regina Hall and Terrence J.

This Campaign Maps the Rising Number of Anti-Asian Hate Incidents

Multicultural firm Admerasia created the project as coronavirus-fueled attacks on Asian Americans continue.

Why This Agency Launched an Online Diversity and Inclusion Course During a Pandemic

Walk West launched a D&I course during coronavirus.