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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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...

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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."

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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.”

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

| Friday, October 19, 2012
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.
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.

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

| Saturday, October 6, 2012
"Glee" was found to be most inclusive program on broadcast television.Cast photo courtesy Fox Television.
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.

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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.

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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.

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Advocacy groups decry study that suggests negative outcomes for kids of gay parents

| Monday, June 11, 2012
Mark Regnerus
WASHINGTON -- Leading LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday widely criticized a study released by right-wing conservative author Mark Regnerus of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents.

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American Apparel, GLAAD offer equality tees; ad features transgender model

| Saturday, June 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Just in time for LGBT Pride Month, U.S. clothing retailer American Apparel has teamed up with GLAAD on a new line of equality tees, featuring an openly transgender model.

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Social media giant Facebook receives recognition award from GLAAD

| Sunday, June 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Social media giant Facebook was honored Saturday night at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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