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When I watched President Obama's Good Morning America interview, I saw it as the culmination of a wave of support that we have all been building for more than a decade.

President Obama's stand in support of marriage is not just historic; it's proof that the work we’ve all been doing is truly making a difference.

Americans are becoming more familiar with LGBT people, both in real life and through the media. And Americans are increasingly coming to the same conclusion as the President: everyone should be able to marry the person they love.

Vice President Biden was spot on when he told NBC's Meet the Press last weekend, "I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far."

For many, the only LGBT people they know are those they meet through the media. When they see images of elated same sex couples who are finally able to marry legally in some states, when Ricky Martin comes out, when Brittany and Santana kiss on TV -- it's those images that are changing the world.

That's why GLAAD works with the media every day to share stories of loving and committed couples who simply want to take care of and be responsible for each other and their families. Nothing more. Nothing less.

This is truly a watershed moment, not just for our community and allies, but for our nation.  And as we continue to share our stories, I expect we'll see many more.

 

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GLAAD has released its second annual 'Studio Responsibility Index,' a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year.