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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GLAAD finds movie industry lags well behind TV in featuring LGBT roles

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Focus FeaturesThis film image shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character was revealed at the end to be gay.
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.

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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.

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GLAAD president Herndon Graddick resigns just 1 year after taking office

| Friday, May 17, 2013
Herndon Graddick
NEW YORK – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, on Friday announced the resignation of President Herndon Graddick.

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GLAAD to honor Bill Clinton as ‘Advocate for Change’ on LGBT rights

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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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.

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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.

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GLAAD to Fox News: If you want to attend our events, stop attacking LGBT people

CARLOS MAZA | Equality Matters | 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.

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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.

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Director Brett Ratner to receive GLAAD ‘Ally Award’ one year after ‘fags’ slur

| Monday, March 11, 2013
Brett Ratner
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.

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Carly Rae Jepsen cancels appearance at Scouts’ Jamboree over anti-gay policy

| Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen
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.

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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award

| Sunday, March 3, 2013
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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.

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