For over 25 years, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day, ensuring positive images while working to cultivate acceptance, understanding and support. Marini spoke with RCT reporter, Carly Steel, about the importance of GLAAD’s mission to promote the LGBT community in a positive light. He stated that it is important to not show someone having violent action taken against them just because they are gay. “Personally I love the community they’ve been incredible to my family and myself for a long time,” he says.
Marini’s top style tip is to “take a picture of yourself and project it 20 years, and if you look silly then change.” Marini follows the ‘less is more’ mantra preferring the classic suit and watch combination over the “wild styles” of today. Even when following his own rules, he never steps out of the house without the seal of approval. “My wife is helping me for everything. I always ask ‘is that OK,’ she tells me yes [or] no”.