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George Takei presented with GLAAD award for promoting LGBT equality

| Sunday, May 4, 2014
George Takei accepts the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in New York.
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday night.

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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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Turkey rejects call to censor media coverage of gay pride as ‘pornographic’

| Sunday, July 7, 2013
According to leading Turkish charities, such images of Istanbul pride are pornographic, harm children and attack public morality.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey’s media regulator has rejected a demand by influential Turkish charities to censor coverage of LGBT events in the country’s media.

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Pew study finds media coverage favors same-sex marriage

| Monday, June 17, 2013
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, APProposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry, left, and her partner Sandy Stier, right, speak to reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013.
NEW YORK -- Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more comments from supporters than opponents, a study released Monday concluded.

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Meningitis victim’s brother condemns West Hollywood council member, media

| Monday, April 15, 2013
Brett Shaad
LOS ANGELES -- The brother of Brett Shaad, the 33-year-old West Hollywood man who died Saturday after contracting a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, is lashing out over media coverage of his brother's death.

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The missing transgender woman, and what’s (not) being done

| Monday, December 31, 2012
Sage Smith
The Sage Smith story (or lack thereof) underlines in many ways the uphill struggle transgender individuals still face, even as gay people and lesbians make welcome strides in terms of equality. ... Moreover, neither the media nor the public seem to be entirely sure how to discuss transgender individuals; a 2008 GLAAD study found that only 1 in 8 respondents reported being acquainted with someone who was transgender.

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Chick-fil-A ‘Appreciation Day’ round-up: Intolerance on display

ZACK FORD
Editor, Think Progress LGBT
| Thursday, August 2, 2012
Kansas City's Chick-fil-A, like locations across the country, had a line out the door yesterday.
Wednesday was Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and opponents of marriage equality turned out in droves to proudly support the anti-gay restaurant chain. Religious bullying was on display at locations around the country as people as the media continued to conflate homophobia with Christianity.

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Social media giant Facebook receives recognition award from GLAAD

| Sunday, June 3, 2012
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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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