The Amplifier - March 2010 - Media Circle

The Amplifier
a newsletter for our media circle members


A Note from GLAAD President Jarrett T. Barrios
It’s already the beginning of spring and GLAAD has been hard at work promoting the first wave of marriages in D.C. Spring means so much to so many and for my family it means that Javier, our 18 year-old son, is getting ready for his high school prom. But in some places around the country, that rite of passage has been extinguished. In Georgia and Mississippi, two brave high school teenagers named Constance McMillen & Derrick Martin were treated differently than their classmates because of their desire to express who they are.
 

Be the Change You Want to See

GLAAD and DC Leadership Council Chair Jessica Katz Further Understanding of LGBT Couples
The D.C. Leadership Council is working to build a coalition of supporters who, especially with the recent nuptials by gay and lesbian couples in the District, share the belief that the court of public opinion is just as important as a court of law.

Make Your Gift Go Further

Double to Triple Your Gift to GLAAD With Matching Gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company offers a matching gifts program your gift to GLAAD could be doubled or even tripled.


Join Adam Lambert, Wanda Sykes, Drew Barrymore & Johnny Weir at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 17
Join hosts Candis Cayne and Wilson Cruz along with GLEE cast members, Tom Ford, Sofia Vergara, RuPaul, Eric Dane and Chaz Bono to honor the stories that build support for LGBT equality.

Recent Initiatives

Partnering with GLSEN and NBJC to Remember Carl Walker-Hoover’s Death

Continuing Work to Overturn Florida’s Ban on Adoption by Gay Parents

Advancing LGBT Participation in the U.S. Census

Join us at the
2010 Media Awards Brunch

You are cordially invited to the
2010 Media Awards Brunch
honoring contributors to the Media Circle and celebrating the success of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday April 18, 2010
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Boulevard
@ North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

RSVP at media@glaad.org
or (323) 634-2099, code 701


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