College Media Reference Guide

The GLAAD College Media Reference Guide is a resource for college journalists covering stories about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  The Guide, a 24” x 36” poster, provides college journalists with a resource to tell the stories of their gay and transgender classmates in the most fair, accurate and inclusive way.  The Guide is particularly helpful because it includes terminology used more often in young adult communities and because it distills the content of GLAAD’s 7th Edition of the Media Reference Guide into an easy to reference resource ideal for campus newsrooms.

The College Media Reference Guide is split into two sections to cover reporting of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Both sections provide a glossary of terminology frequently used to describe gay and transgender communities.  The Guide also addresses problematic language that should be avoided in responsible journalism and identifies defamatory language that dehumanizes and marginalizes the subject of a story when it is used.

The Guide is a product of GLAAD’s Young Adult Media program, which was launched in 2007.  Working on campuses across the country to promote equality and visibility, GLAAD serves as a resource to college journalists, and trains students and campus leaders
to be more effective in changing hearts and minds through media advocacy and
fighting defamation.

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Pride Guide

Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride with GLAAD as we attend marches and festivals across the country! Join us on a march, attend your local Pride and learn more about the importance and history of the celebration.

GLAAD to be at Pride!

Want to march with GLAAD this year? Please contact lcouncil@glaad.org for more information!

Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

The Talking About series was co-authored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), in partnership with a board of contributing editors from the Human Rights Campaign, Lake Research Partners, PFLAG's Straight for Equality project, Arizona Together, researcher Margaret Conway, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN, on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell section).

The Amplifier - February 2011


Sofia Vergara from ABC's Modern Family at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Guía para los Medios: Terminología Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual y Transgénero

La cobertura justa, objetiva y veraz de los medios de comunicación ha jugado una parte importante en la formación de la opinión pública sobre la comunidad gay y transgénero. Las mejores representaciones han sido multi-dimensionales, reflejando nuestra diversidad y captando una visibilidad creciente de nuestras familias y parejas.

Estamos viviendo en una era donde el discurso sobre la vida de las personas gays o transgéneros cruza con la cobertura sobre la familia, la fe, la guerra, la política, los deportes, el entretenimiento y varios otros temas.

GLAAD's Media Matters Newsletter


Katie Couric was among the millions of Americans who went purple on 'Spirit Day' in support of LGBT youth

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