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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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Kelly Ripa, John Oliver, Thomas Roberts among recipients of GLAAD awards

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Kelly Ripa accepts the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, Saturday, May 9, 2015, as presenter Anderson Cooper (right) looks on.
The awards honor those who further GLAAD's mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets. ...

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GLAAD study finds studio movies lagging in LGBT roles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Chris Rock in a scene from "Top Five," which GLAAD says was among the worst offending films in 2014 to present outdated, defamatory stereotypes of LGBT individuals.
An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. ...

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Vanguard Award recipient Kerry Washington fires up GLAAD audience

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Kerry Washington
"We can't say that we believe in each others' fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts." ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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GLAAD film industry report card reveals lack of LGBT visibility

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism examined the 700 top-grossing films between 2007 and 2014 for the study.
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 ...

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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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