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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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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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GLAAD announces selection of new President and CEO

Monday, November 25, 2013
Sarah Kate Ellis
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. [...]

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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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 fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [...]

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GLAAD study: Gay depictions slip on network TV

Friday, October 11, 2013
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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. [...]

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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
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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, [...]

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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
Bill Clinton
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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