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.
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- GLAAD called on NPR to correct an inaccurate report titled “Can Therapy Help Change Sexual Orientation?” The report claimed that the debate about so-called “conversion therapy” continues in psychological circles, but the fact is that all the major psychological and medical associations in the United States have stated that such treatment is ineffective and harmful.
- GLAAD worked with several New York couples to share their stories of love and commitment as marriage equality became a reality in the Empire State, including Kele Nkhereanye and Renee Boyd, who authored an op-ed that appeared in the Washington Post last week discussing the roles of marriage and faith in their relationship.
- GLAAD and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released “An Ally’s Guide to Terminology” to help LGBT allies amplify their voices in support of their gay and transgender family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors and loved ones. The guide is part of GLAAD and MAP’s ongoing “Talking About” series, which offers resources and tips when talking about several issues, including marriage equality, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and others.
- GLAAD released its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI), an evaluation of the quantity and quality of LGBT images on network television. ABC Family, the second network to ever receive an “Excellent” rating from GLAAD, released a statement reading in part, “Earning GLAAD’s highest rating for our inclusive programming is both an honor and a validation of our programming’s positive impact.” News outlets including The Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, TV Guide and dozens of others reported on the NRI and sent a strong message about inclusiveness to millions of Americans.
GLAAD in the News:
The Associated Press – “ABC Family gets ‘excellent’ rating from GLAAD”
Reuters – “GLAAD: ABC Family, CW ‘Excellent,’ CBS ‘Adequate’”
USA Today – “ABC Family gets ‘excellent’ rating from GLAAD”
The New York Times – “GLAAD report likes ABC Family values”
The Los Angeles Times – “ABC Family gets top score in GLAAD survey of gays on TV”
Entertainment Weekly – “Gays on TV: CW, ABC Family score top ranks; TBS, A&E ‘failing’”
TV Guide – “ABC Family, The CW top GLAAD’s list of best networks”
Broadcasting & Cable – “ABC Family gets GLAAD tidings over LGBT efforts”
Variety – “CW tops GLAAD list for LGBT portrayals”
Huffington Post – “GLAAD’s best and worst networks for LGBT-inclusive programming in 2011 report”
Jezebel – “No one is boring at GLAAD’s Brazilian festival”
Towleroad – “’ABC Family’ shines in GLAAD annual LGBT TV survey; ‘A&E’ and ‘TBS’ receive failing grades”
Queerty – “GLAAD releases its TV report card. Some networks not going to Denny’s for sundaes.”