GLAAD
Formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD is one of the most prominent media watchdog and advocacy organizations in the country for the LGBT community. Read the latest news about GLAAD and their work with different public figures, actors, and television networks, in order to improve the portrayals of LGBT characters and themes in the media. Find out about their latest facts, figures, and reports, which highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each network in their depictions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart to Present Google With GLAAD Award
August 21 2014 3:54 PM ET

Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart to Present Google With GLAAD Award

Daniel Reynolds

The tech giant is being honored for its LGBT advocacy at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco.

Former 'Ex-Gay' Activist Backs Away from Past, Now Supports GLAAD
July 29 2014 4:07 PM ET

Former 'Ex-Gay' Activist Wouldn't Date an 'Ex-Gay' Man

Sunnivie Brydum

Even when she was a popular talking head for the movement that claims homosexuality can be 'cured' by prayer, Yvette Cantu Schneider didn't really trust that anyone, including herself, could be 'ex-gay.'

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Major Movie Studios
July 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

GLAAD Issues 'Failing' Grades for Two Movie Studios

Advocate.com Editors

GLAAD's annual report tracked the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year to map the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people in films. Find out how each stacked up here.

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs at World Cup
June 30 2014 3:13 PM ET

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs

Daniel Reynolds

Univision and ESPN have condemned the use of antigay slurs by World Cup fans, but the networks continue to not mute the words in their broadcasts.

GLAAD Asks: What Makes You Proud?
June 29 2014 5:30 PM ET

GLAAD Asks: What Makes You Proud?

Advocate.com Editors

In honor of Pride 2014, GLAAD worked with Instagram to launch their first-ever Pride Portraits Campaign.

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues On Take Part Live
June 13 2014 2:35 PM ET

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues

Parker Marie Molloy

Laverne Cox joined recently-appointed GLAAD board member Meghan McCain, along with Jacob Soboroff and Kim Stoltz to discuss her recent success, CeCe McDonald, and racial issues.

WATCH: Three Great Moments From the GLAAD Awards
May 05 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Three Great Moments From the GLAAD Awards

Trudy Ring

Kasey Musgraves, Kylie Minogue (with an assist from Boy George), and George Takei provided some of the highlights of the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Her Lesbian Aunt
April 13 2014 2:00 PM ET

WATCH: J-Lo Opens Up About Her Lesbian Aunt

Lucas Grindley

Her show, The Fosters, was a winner at the GLAAD Media Awards, and Lopez says she owes that in part to her aunt.

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox
April 13 2014 1:01 PM ET

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox

Lucas Grindley

Actress Laverne Cox was honored for advocacy on behalf of trans people.

Trans Violinist Tona Brown Is Crowdfunding Her Carnegie Hall Dream
March 28 2014 1:31 PM ET

Trans Violinist Crowdfunds Her Carnegie Hall Dream

Parker Marie Molloy

If successful, the 34-year-old musician will make Carnegie history as the first African-American violinist in venue history.

WATCH: New GLAAD Leader Talks Mission With Thomas Roberts
February 20 2014 6:49 PM ET

WATCH: New GLAAD Leader Talks Mission With Thomas Roberts

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Sarah Kate Ellis outlined the organization's goals and challenges in an interview with Thomas Roberts on Morning Joe.

Op-ed: Why Immigration Still Matters
February 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Immigration Still Matters

Janet Quezada

In this interconnected world, failing to pass immigration reform holds all of us back, says Janet Quezada of GLAAD.

ABC's Bachelor Says GLAAD Changed His Views on LGBT People
February 04 2014 3:47 PM ET

Has The Bachelor Evolved on LGBT Issues?

Jase Peeples

Juan Pablo Galavis says GLAAD helped him re-evaluate his understanding of LGBT issues after the reality star ignited controversy by claiming a gay version of The Bachelor would be bad for children.

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