Snapshots of Our Work
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Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT through news, entertainment and online media.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team recently trained a group of local advocates in Utah on how to effectively speak in the media and equipped them with talking points and interview strategies in preparation for National Coming Out Day events.
- GLAAD worked with The Insider to put together a panel of influential transgender advocates for a segment about Chaz Bono and the transgender community. The panel spoke about Bono’s role on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) and discussed his impact on transgender equality .
- Bravo and star of Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, apologized for offensive comments Stanger made about gay men on an episode of the network’s show, Watch What Happens Live. Bravo and Stanger issued the apology following outreach from GLAAD and the complaints of countless angry viewers.
- GLAAD’s Media Field Strategy team worked with Brian and Anton, a binational couple threatened by Anton’s deportation, to share their story in outlets like the Philadelphia Gay News. GLAAD urged the media to highlight the injustices facing countless bi-national same-sex couples who are forced to choose between the person and the country they love.
- GLAAD joined Egale, Canada’s largest LGBT organization, to call on the National Hockey League (NHL) to take responsibility for Philidelphia Flyers player Wayne Simmonds’ use of anti-gay slurs.
- GLAAD released the 16th annual Where We Are On TV Report, a comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters in the 2011-2012 television season. This year’s report indicated a decrease in the LGBT character count on broadcast networks, while the LGBT character count on cable remained steady.
GLAAD in the News:
Advocate.com-NHL Won’t Act on Gay Slur; GLAAD Not Buying Reasoning
AfterElton.com-FOX Does Big Gay Turnout
Associated Press-Study finds fewer gay characters on network TV
Bay Windows-GLAAD and KISS 108 partner for transgender equal rights
Blast Magazine- GLAAD’s television survey finds fewer LGBT characters on TV
Broadway World-Anthony Rapp, Christine Ebersole, et al. Set for GLAAD Amplifier Awards
CBSSports-GLAAD wants Flyer’s Simmonds to apologize for anti-gay slur
ChicagoPride.com-Fewer LGBT characters on TV this season: GLAAD
Chicago Tribune-GLAAD survey: Gay characters fewer on TV, but more visible
CNN-GLAAD: Fewer LGBT characters on primetime
Critics Choice- Fox Most Gay-Inclusive Network, GLAAD says
Entertainment Weekly-Fox, HBO most gay-friendly networks on television, says GLAAD report
ESPN-Flyer’s Wayne Simmonds to meet with NHL this morning about slur
Fenuxe-GLAAD You Made It
Fox News-Study: New Network TV Season Has Fewer Gay Characters
Hollywoodnews.com-Presence of LGBT characters grows on cable but declines on networks
Hollywood Reporter-Number of Gay Characters on Broadcast TV Dips
Huffington Post-GLAAD: Fox Has Most LGBT Characters on TV
International Business Times-‘Is My Son Gay’ App Has Gay Community Outraged
International Business Times-Patti Stanger Clarifies Comments on Joy Behar Show
LGBT Weekly-Fewer gay people on TV according to GLAAD
MediaPost Publications-Less ‘Glee’: Fewer LGBT Characters On TV
Mediate-GLAAD names Fox Most LGBT-Inclusive Broadcast Network
My Fox Philadelphia-GLAAD Demands Flyers Act On Gay Slur
New York Post-TV’s gay edge
New York Times-GLAAD Cites Fox as Most Inclusive of Gay and Lesbian Characters
PerezHilton.com-HBO and Fox LOOOOVE The Gays!!!
Philadelphia Magazine-Where Are All the Gays on TV?
Queerty-NY Post and Fox News Tout LGBT Inclusivity in GLAAD Study. Has Hell Frozen Over?
Reuters-GLAAD Study: Fewer Characters With Disabilities
Reuters-League says can’t verify slur, Simmonds not disciplined
SheWired-GLAAD’s ‘Where We Are on TV’ Report: Women and Lesbians Underrepresented
The GA Voice-GLAAD celebrates 25 years with local gala, awards
Towleroad-Why Would Networks Not Include Gay Characters?
TV.com-Fox Has the Most Gay Characters, says GLAAD
TV Guide-GLAAD: Fox, HBO Are Most LGBT-Inclusive Networks
USA Today-GLAAD: Fewer gay, bisexual characters on TV
Washington Post-Study finds fewer gay characters on broadcast and cable scripted shows