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GLAAD is a media monitoring organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media. Before March 2013, the name “GLAAD” had been the acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” but became the primary name due to its inclusiveness of bisexual and transgender issues.

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fifth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. Now observed annually, millions of individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media [...]

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GLAAD study finds increase in depictions of gay characters on TV

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This photo released by ABC Family shows, from left, Jake T. Austin, Lorraine Toussaint, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, and Maia Mitchell, in a scene from "The Fosters," on ABC Family.
LOS ANGELES -- Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday. Networks are promoting understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, but [...]

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community. [...]

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GLAAD film industry report card reveals lack of LGBT visibility

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- In its second annual report card on LGBT representation in motion pictures, media advocacy group GLAAD gives the film industry a mostly failing grade. GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by [...]

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George Takei presented with GLAAD award for promoting LGBT equality

Sunday, May 4, 2014
George Takei accepts the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in New York.
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday night. [...]

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox honored with GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Out actress Ellen Page took the stage at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to advocate, actress, writer, and producer Laverne Cox.
Jennifer Lopez and Laverne Cox were honored with GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, saluting what GLAAD calls fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. [...]

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Guinness cancels sponsorship of NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay ban

Sunday, March 16, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Guinness announced Sunday it is cancelling its sponsorship of Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to allow gay participants to carry signs expressing their LGBT pride. [...]

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Historic Stonewall Inn to drop Guinness beer over NYC parade sponsorship

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Brody LevesqueStonewall Inn, c.2010
NEW YORK -- New York's historic Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay rights movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves on Monday following the beer company's decision to stand by [...]

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Daughter of anti-gay Russian lawmaker nominated for GLAAD Media Award

Saturday, February 15, 2014
RTAlyona Minkovski
NEW YORK -- The daughter of a former Russian Olympic figure skater and member of the Russian Parliament has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award by the LGBT advocacy group, raising the ire of Russian gay rights activists because of her mother's anti-gay voting record. [...]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch makes ‘vile’ statements to describe LGBT people

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Phil Robertson
In an interview with GQ magazine, Phil Robertson — patriarch of the family whose duck hunting products have made them a fortune, and landed them their own reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” on A&E — speaks out against homosexuality, in what GLAAD calls “the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against [...]

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