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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.

From Meta to X, most major social media companies are failing LGBTQ+ users: GLAAD

Most of the top social media companies got an 'F' grade on GLAAD’s 2024 Social Media Safety Index. Of the major platforms, TikTok was the only one to pass with a dismal D+ grade.

46 photos from star-studded GLAAD Media Awards in New York City

Check out all of these images from the special night of celebrating LGBTQ+ representation in media.

Harrison Butker’s ‘inaccurate, ill-informed and woefully out of step' sexist speech is fact-checked by GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD issued a fact-check calling out some of the false and misleading things the ultra-conservative Kansas City Chiefs player said during a graduation ceremony.

Pro-Palestine protesters march outside GLAAD Media awards: ‘In honor of our Queer history’

Several famous drag queens protested one of the biggest LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations in the world over the weekend. Here's why.

Watch Sherry Cola passionately defend LGBTQ+ youth: 'Queerness is such a superpower' (exclusive)

The Joy Ride and Good Trouble star got emotional while talking to The Advocate about coming out and the new GLAAD campaign #ProtectThisKid.

Too many LGBTQ+ TV characters disappeared this year because their series was canceled: report

There were only 468 LGBTQ+ characters in the 2023-2024 television season, and a significant chunk of them won't be returning.

Nonbinary 17-year-old killed two years after being reported missing

River Nevaeh Goddard was reported missing in April 2022, when they were 15 years old.

Elon Musk uses burner accounts on X, doesn’t fact-check: report

Since buying Twitter, the billionaire has acted eratically on his rebranded social media platform.

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace gets roasted for attacking her state’s NCAA champion Dawn Staley on transgender players

Ahead of her state’s prospect to win a national championship, the South Carolina Republican attacked the famed basketball coach for her inclusive stance.

University of South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says she supports transgender athletes in women's sports

"If you consider yourself a woman and you want to play sports...you should be able to play," Staley said.

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Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The long-awaited report about the death of the LGBTQ+ Oklahoma teenager was released Wednesday.

Meta is failing its LGBTQ+ users, says new GLAAD report

A new GLAAD study highlights Meta’s failure to moderate harmful content targeting transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming users despite clear policy violations.

Outrage after Oklahoma prosecutor declines charges in Nex Benedict bullying death

Adocates and community members are outraged that Stephen Kunzweiler, the Tulsa County district attorney, has decided not to pursue criminal charges in the death of the transgender teen.

Sydney Sweeney, Scott Evans and all the stars at the GLAAD Awards

The 35th GLAAD Media Awards had more stars than the sky as last week's glam gala.

Oprah, Niecy Nash-Betts, Out win big at GLAAD awards

Nash-Betts and Winfrey gave rousing speeches on queer joy and HIV treatment, while Out took home best magazine.

Libs of TikTok, other right-wingers lose it after X reinstates bans on misgendering, deadnaming trans people

Advocacy groups say the quiet policy change and weak enforcement mechanisms leave a lot to be desired for the safety of users on the platform formerly called Twitter.

More than 60 religious institutions have been targeted for supporting LGBTQ+ rights: report

At least 66 incidents occurred between June 2022 and January 2024 in which a religious institution was targeted for its perceived support of LGBTQ+ people.

Watch the 10 LGBTQ-inclusive Super Bowl ads everybody’s talking about

While this year saw more LGBTQ-inclusive ads than last year, much of the community was underrepresented in the year’s biggest advertising television event.

GLAAD demands Mark Zuckerberg public statement on Facebook’s anti-trans content moderation failure

Following a critical Oversight Board report on Meta’s handling of anti-trans Facebook content, GLAAD has urged the Meta CEO to address the company’s content moderation policies publicly.

LGBTQ+ people ‘are not going anywhere’ says GLAAD CEO ahead of Emmy Awards honor

The advocacy group will be honored during Monday’s televised awards show.