GLAAD

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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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, Laverne Cox honored with GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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Guinness cancels sponsorship of NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay ban

Sunday, March 16, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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Historic Stonewall Inn to drop Guinness beer over NYC parade sponsorship

Sunday, March 16, 2014
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 its sponsorship of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. [ Read more → ]
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Daughter of anti-gay Russian lawmaker nominated for GLAAD Media Award

Saturday, February 15, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch makes ‘vile’ statements to describe LGBT people

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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 LGBT people in a mainstream publication.” [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD announces selection of new President and CEO

Monday, November 25, 2013
NEW YORK -- The National Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation's LGBT media advocacy organization, on Monday announced the selection of Sarah Kate Ellis as the organization's new CEO and president following a nationwide search. [ Read more → ]
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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD study: Gay depictions slip on network TV

Friday, October 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from media advocacy group GLAAD. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD finds movie industry lags well behind TV in featuring LGBT roles

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, according to media watchdog group GLAAD. [ Read more → ]
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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

Sunday, August 4, 2013
One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, gotten the cold shoulder from the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD? The silence of these groups has been deafening. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD president Herndon Graddick resigns just 1 year after taking office

Friday, May 17, 2013
NEW YORK – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, on Friday announced the resignation of President Herndon Graddick. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD to honor Bill Clinton as ‘Advocate for Change’ on LGBT rights

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization announced Wednesday it will honor former President Bill Clinton with its first ever "Advocate for Change" award at its 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles later this month. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD ‘no longer an acronym,’ alters name as part of broadened mission

Sunday, March 24, 2013
GLAAD has announced that its name will no longer be an acronym for the "Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation," and that it is altering its name and broadening its mission to focus more on advocating for equality for transgender people. [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD to Fox News: If you want to attend our events, stop attacking LGBT people

Friday, March 22, 2013
Representatives from Fox News attended this year’s annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards, prompting the organization to condemn the network’s history of anti-LGBT coverage. [ Read more → ]
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Anderson Cooper receives GLAAD award, Madonna calls Boys Scouts ‘fucked up’

Sunday, March 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Pop icon Madonna, dressed in a replica of a cub scout uniform, presented CNN’s Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last night. [ Read more → ]
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Director Brett Ratner to receive GLAAD ‘Ally Award’ one year after ‘fags’ slur

Monday, March 11, 2013
Film Director Brett Ratner, whose homophobic slur in 2011 resulted in a controversy that forced him to step down as co-producer of the 2012 Academy Awards broadcast, will receive GLAAD's Ally Award in recognition for his participation in a series of public service announcements featuring straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of LGBT equality. [ Read more → ]
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Carly Rae Jepsen cancels appearance at Scouts’ Jamboree over anti-gay policy

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen has announced via Twitter that she will not headline the Boy Scouts of America's Jamboree because of the Scouts' ban on gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders. [ Read more → ]
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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award

Sunday, March 3, 2013
NEW YORK -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals. [ Read more → ]
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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

Friday, March 1, 2013
Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we “demand equality for everyone” are themselves paying attention to the particular needs of bisexual folks, not merely as lip service, not just as an afterthought, but in any sort of tangible way. Noting that none of the following 10 national organizations includes the word “bisexual” or even the letter “B” in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership for this report... [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD calls out CBS for anti-transgender joke on ‘Mike & Molly’

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has denounced the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" for what it called an "offensive scene predicated on the hateful notion that transgender people are inherently disgusting." [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [ Read more → ]
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.

Spirit Day founder: ‘Go outside your comfort zone, make a stand’

Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK -- After a spate of teen suicides in the Fall of 2010 as a result of anti-gay bullying, one Canadian high school student decided that she was going to make a difference. [ Read more → ]
"Glee" was found to be most inclusive program on broadcast television.Cast photo courtesy Fox Television.

GLAAD study: Highest percentage ever of LGBT series regulars on broadcast TV

Saturday, October 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, on Friday released its annual "Where We Are on TV" report, and found that the number of regular LGBT characters on broadcast networks has risen to the highest ever recorded, while the overall LGBT character count also increased on cable television. [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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Sixth annual Network Responsibility Index finds LGBT stories central part of TV landscape

Thursday, August 30, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Thursday released its sixth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) -- a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television -- and for the third year in a row, The CW was the top broadcast network with 29 percent of its prime time programming hours being LGBT-inclusive. [ Read more → ]
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