More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
GLAAD Meets With NBC News President Steve Capus and Team of Producers
On June 1, GLAAD sat down with NBC News President Steve Capus and a large pool of NBC News producers for a 90-minute editorial board meeting on LGBT news coverage. I, along with Human Rights Campaign President, Joe Solmonese, and Gay Men’s Health Crisis Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Marjorie Hill, offered an in-depth analysis of how the mainstream national media is covering LGBT issues and advice about how to make the coverage more fair, accurate and inclusive.
HRC President, Joe Solmonese, GLAAD President, Neil Giuliano, NBC News President Steve Capus and GMHC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Marjorie Hill
High-level producers from across NBC News platforms attended the gathering and contributed to a robust dialogue about how to work together to ensure that LGBT issues are covered in the most responsible and least sensational way.
After the meeting a Today Show producer sent GLAAD, HRC and GMHC a note of appreciation:
I cannot thank you enough for your time and candid remarks at today's editorial board meeting. Our executives, producers and reporters were very impressed with our distinguished panel and the fruitful discussion of the issues.
GLAAD is already busy at work providing resources for a MSNBC story about the significance of the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall.