GLAAD Media Essentials - Handouts
GLAAD launches its "Save Ellen" letter-writing campaign aimed at keeping the historic show on the air. While Ellen is eventually cancelled, GLAAD mobilizes massive community support for the program.
GLAAD denounces the remarks of Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who calls homosexuality a "sin" and likens gay people to alcoholics, sex addicts and kleptomaniacs. GLAAD creates and distributes a compendium of responses from 35 progressive organizations, providing a key resource to journalists and community members.