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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.

100+ Activists, Journalists Call Out Anti-Trans Bias in New York Times

A GLAAD-led coalition and a group of Times contributors say the paper of record is full of transphobic pseudoscience.

New 'Drag Race' Contestants Discuss Anti-Drag Hate Across the U.S.

Contestants from season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race spoke with GLAAD about the effects of anti-drag protests and hatred fomented by the conservative right in America.

There Have Been 141 Protests & Threats Against Drag Events This Year

Some of the incidents were violent, and the largest number took place in Texas, according to an updated report by GLAAD.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Way Up on Twitter Since Elon Musk's Takeover: Study

A new study found that since Elon Musk acquired the social media platform, use of the false and hateful 'groomer' slur has increased exponentially on Twitter.

LGBTQ+ Representation in Movies Decreases, Report Finds

While the number of films with LGBTQ+ characters has increased year over year, the proportion of that representation and other data points have decreased slightly.

It's Transgender Awareness Week — Here's How to Observe It

It's a time to highlight the challenges trans people face and what they've overcome -- and to participate in a national survey.

Empire State Building, Jujubee, & More Will Take Part in Spirit Day

Landmark buildings, scores of celebrities, TV networks, and others will go purple to stand against bullying and for LGBTQ+ youth.

GLAAD Ads Remind LGBTQ+ Voters What's at Stake in Midterm Election

With more than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the United States in 2022, advocates are urging queer people and their allies to vote.

Drag Queen Asks Why Marco Rubio Is Obsessed With Her

Lil Miss Hot Mess wants to know from Sen. Marco Rubio why he won't leave her alone.

New Database Tracks Corporate Donations to Anti-LGBTQ+ Lawmakers

The database that allows users to see which problematic candidates a given corporation has supported.

Freedoms for LGBTQ+ Americans Are on the Ballot: Make A Plan to Vote

Voters must choose lawmakers who will work to protect their privacy, private health decisions, and decisions personally affecting them and their families. 

Maren Morris Raises $100K for Trans Causes After 'Lunatic' Insult

The country music star was called a "lunatic" by Tucker Carlson because she clapped back at anti-trans comments by Brittany Aldean, wife of Jason Aldean.

Twitter Adds Link for Accurate Info on Monkeypox

Twitter added the feature after outreach by GLAAD, which is calling on other social media platforms to do the same.

LGBTQ+ Floridians & Allies May Decide the State's Next Governor

A GLAAD report found that Florida's gubernatorial race may be decided at the hands of the LGBTQ+ community that the state's government has been targeting.

YouTube Reprimands Anti-Trans Activist But Leaves His Videos Up

Jordan Peterson deadnamed and misgendered Elliot Page and likened gender-affirming care to Nazi experimentation.

Democratic Lawmakers Introduce LGBTQ+ & Women’s History Education Bill

New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Ritchie Torres, and at least 50 House Democratic co-sponsors introduced the LGBTQI+ and Women's History Education Act today.

GLAAD: Social Media Platforms Are Failing to Keep LGBTQ+ Users Safe

GLAAD's second annual Social Media Safety index finds five major platforms wanting.

GLAAD's Sarah Kate Ellis on Next Steps Following Roe v. Wade

"Whether or not you're LGBTQ, female, trans, anyone who needs bodily autonomy, that has had it taken away or has had it policed by government, is in danger here."