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

Monday, March 11, 2013
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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 [...]

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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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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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

Friday, March 1, 2013
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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 [...]

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GLAAD calls out CBS for anti-transgender joke on ‘Mike & Molly’

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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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
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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
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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 [...]

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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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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, [...]

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Sixth annual Network Responsibility Index finds LGBT stories central part of TV landscape

Thursday, August 30, 2012
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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 [...]

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