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 withdraws support for AT&T merger, affirms supports ‘net neutrality’

Friday, July 15, 2011
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this week notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it was withdrawing its support for the pending AT&T merger with T-Mobile. [ Read more → ]
Jarrett Barrios

GLAAD announces Barrios’ resignation, eight board members including Troup Coronado

Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Thursday, officially — and finally — announced what LGBT media had been reporting since Saturday, that President Jarrett Barrios has resigned. [ Read more → ]

Six GLAAD board members resign as fallout continues over AT&T merger flap

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Just days after the resignation of GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter in support of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, POLITICO has reported. [ Read more → ]
Jarrett Barrios

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigns under scrutiny of AT&T endorsement

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Jarrett Barrios, the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has resigned under increasing scrutiny of GLAAD's recent endorsement of AT&T's merger with T-Mobile, and conflicting statements related to net neutrality rules. [ Read more → ]

Tracy Morgan meets with homeless, teen victims of anti-LGBT violence

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan on Friday visited homeless LGBT teens in New York in an effort to apologize and make amends for a recent anti-gay tirade in which he suggested he would "pull out a knife and stab" his own son if told him he was gay. [ Read more → ]

What does Tracy Morgan have to do with the State of Montana?

Sunday, June 12, 2011
You may have heard that actor Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) mentioned in his stand up act in Nashville, Tennessee, that if his son were gay, he would “pull out a knife and stab” him ... So what does Tracy Morgan have to do with the State of Montana? [ Read more → ]
Tina Fey

Tina Fey, NBC Chairman condemn Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant

Saturday, June 11, 2011
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt and “30 Rock” creator Tina Fey on Friday released statements condemning comedian Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant at a recent concert in Nashville. [ Read more → ]
Tracy Morgan

HRC: Until Tracy Morgan does something meaningful, his brand remains tarnished

Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay tirade, and said that until Morgan does something meaningful, his brand remains tarnished. [ Read more → ]

Facebook updates relationships to include ‘civil union,’ ‘domestic partnership’

Friday, February 18, 2011
Facebook is becoming more LGBT-friendly. This week, the world's largest online social networking website added two new options to its list of relationship statuses: "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership." [ Read more → ]

Advocacy groups say NYC health department ad demonizes gay men, HIV patients

Monday, December 13, 2010
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis, an HIV/AIDS prevention and advocacy group, and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), say the latest ad by the NYC Heatlth Department creates a grim portrait of being an HIV patient, which could further stigmatize victims. [ Read more → ]

TV station pulls anti-gay segment, radio station apologizes, morning host mum

Thursday, October 28, 2010
A radio station has apologized, and a television station has removed from its website a controversial segment in which TV and radio audiences in Tyler, TX were invited to call in and debate the question: “Will the acceptance of homosexuality be the fall of America?” [ Read more → ]

Facebook working to combat cyber-bullying — but when does free speech become hate speech?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Facebook is teaming up with Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD), The Trevor Project and others to form a new “Network of Support” to help combat bullying of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens. [ Read more → ]
Vince Vaughn in "The Dilemma"

Vince Vaughn defends gay joke in upcoming film; GLAAD rebuffs actor, criticizes Universal

Sunday, October 17, 2010
GLAAD rebuffed a statement this week by Vince Vaughn in which the actor defended controversial dialogue in the upcoming film, "The Dilemma," and criticized Universal Pictures for not making good on its promise to pull the film's trailer from theaters. [ Read more → ]

Advocates, opponents, politicians react to today’s Prop 8 ruling

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
While gay rights advocates from across the country celebrate Wednesday's historic ruling in which U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, political groups, elected officials and activists on both sides issued reaction today, ranging for jubilation to furiously denouncing the court's ruling. [ Read more → ]

CBS plans more gay characters since receiving ‘failing’ score from GLAAD

Sunday, August 1, 2010
CBS has announced plans to add more gay characters to its fall line-up after receiving a "failing" grade in the annual media survey by GLAAD that monitors the portrayal of gay, lesbian and transgender people on television. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD gives MTV high marks in fourth annual Network Responsibility Index

Thursday, July 22, 2010
MTV has been awarded high marks from Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), earning an “Excellent” rating from the advocacy group for its portrayal of gay, lesbian and transgender people on television. [ Read more → ]

‘Today’ show opens annual wedding contest to gay couples

Friday, July 9, 2010
Just days after it was revealed that the Today Show‘s “Modern Day Wedding” contest excluded gay and lesbian couples, NBC — bowing to activist pressure — has opened the contest to same-sex couples, and is extending the entry deadline to allow gay couples time to participate. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD ticked off at Tribeca over film ‘Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives’ (Video)

Friday, March 26, 2010
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched a campaign to get New York's Tribeca Film Festival to remove the film 'Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives' from it's April lineup. The film is described as a “campy homage to the exploitation films” in which... [ Read more → ]
Cynthia Nixon (left) and Joy Behar

Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar honored with GLAAD media awards

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Actress Cynthia Nixon, comedian Joy Behar and the series Brothers & Sisters are among those who received media awards on Saturday from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). [caption id="attachment_6982" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Cynthia Nixon (left) and Joy Behar"][/caption] Nixon was honored for her... [ Read more → ]

ABC: ‘One Life to Live’ ending gay storyline

Friday, March 12, 2010
The ABC daytime drama One Life to Live is pulling the plug on its gay couple, Kyle and Fish, or better know to gay fans as "Kish." The network confirmed this week that the couple, played by Brett Claywell (as Kyle Lewis) and Scott Evans... [ Read more → ]

Activists call on Grammys to denounce music, artists that promote violence

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Gay rights activists have called the recording artists academy to use Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast to denounce music that promotes or celebrates violence against any group of people and the artists who perform such music [...] [ Read more → ]

CBS rejects gay-themed Super Bowl ads; GLAAD calls for explanation

Friday, January 29, 2010
The gay dating website is crying foul on CBS for rejecting a commercial that it had hoped would run during the Super Bowl on February 7. In a letter to, CBS Standards and Practices said it had reviewed the proposed ad, which would... [ Read more → ]

Letterman under fire from HRC, GLAAD over transgender joke

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The HRC and GLAAD issued statements today condemning a sketch on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, which mocked the appointment of Amanda Simpson to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last night we posted (via Facebook) the skit during... [ Read more → ]

ABC books Lambert on ‘The View’ following fan protests over cancellations

Saturday, December 5, 2009
After taking heat from Adam Lambert's fans and gay advocates for a week, ABC on Friday extended an olive branch of sorts to the "American Idol" runner-up, reports the Los Angeles Times. ABC canceled Lambert's scheduled appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"... [ Read more → ]

GLAAD criticizes ABC over cancellation of Lambert appearances

Friday, December 4, 2009
In the third statement released in two days about the ABC v. Adam Lambert controversy, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Friday explicitly criticized the network for using a "double standard" against the "American Idol" runner-up and called on the community to... [ Read more → ]
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