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.
WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Her Lesbian Aunt

WATCH: J-Lo Opens Up About Her Lesbian Aunt

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

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox

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

Trans Violinist Tona Brown Is Crowdfunding Her Carnegie Hall Dream

Trans Violinist Crowdfunds Her Carnegie Hall Dream

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

WATCH: New GLAAD Leader Talks Mission With Thomas Roberts

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

Op-ed: Why Immigration Still Matters

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

Has The Bachelor Evolved on LGBT Issues?

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.

GLAAD Media Awards: The Advocate Garners Four Nominations

GLAAD Media Awards: The Advocate Garners 4 Nominations

The nominees for the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards were announced this morning, including nominations for The Advocate for Outstanding Magazine, Outstanding Magazine Article, Outstanding Multimedia Digital Journalism, and Outstanding Digital Journalism Article.

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays For Killing His Show

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays for Killing His Show

'The fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy … they killed my show,' Baldwin claims.

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

The media advocacy organization has chosen media executive Sarah Kate Ellis to serve as its new president and CEO.

Violence, Lack of Inclusion Make Film Choices Challenging

Violence, Lack of Inclusion Make Film Choices Challenging

More guns and less diversity leave LGBT families lacking for choices at the movies.

GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

BREAKING: GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

The prominent LGBT organization has chosen trans activist Jennifer Finley Boylan as well as entertainment lawyer Steve Warren as co-chairs of its National Board of Directors.

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians

The video campaign began with National Coming Out Day and will continue through the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

GLAAD's Annual List: The Best and Worst Networks for LGBT Inclusion

The Best and Worst Networks for LGBT Inclusion

GLAAD has once again counted up all the hours on prime-time television to see how often they include an LGBT person, and yes, there's one network that scored a zero.

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