GLAAD's Media Matters Newsletter


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

Letter From GLAAD President Jarrett T. Barrios

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios writes about the tremendous victories celebrated by the LGBT community in 2010, and describes some of the challenges that lie ahead in 2011. Read More...

Millions Go Purple in Support of LGBT Youth

This year, the LGBT community and its allies suffered the tremendous loss of several young people who died by suicide. While all students have a difficult time adjusting to the pressures of school and adolescence, LGBT and perceived-LGBT youth face disproportionate rates of bullying. To help combat anti-gay bullying in the classroom and send a clear message to LGBT youth that it's okay to be who you are, GLAAD worked to raise national visibility around the first-ever "Spirit Day," helping millions of people 'go purple' in support of LGBT youth. Read More...

Building LGBT-Inclusive Companies from the Inside, Out

In 29 states, it is legal for employees to be fired because of their sexual orientation, and in 38 states, it is legal to terminate employees based on gender identity. While countless LGBT professionals continue to live in fear of losing their jobs just for being who they are, GLAAD is working to promote LGBT-inclusive employment protections in the media and inside companies across America. Read More...

Membership Corner

Membership Spotlight: For years, Steve Harris has been active within the LGBT community. After creating and launching Bear's Life Magazine, Steve realized the importance of sharing our stories with America and joined GLAAD as a member. Read more...

Corporate Partner: RÖKK Vodka

This year, GLAAD bridged a new partnership with RÖKK Vodka to help fund our work to amplify LGBT voices. In 2011, that partnership will continue to grow as GLAAD welcomes RÖKK Vodka as its Presenting Partner for the GLAAD Media Awards series. Read more...

Exclusive Interview: Jill Zarin

In November, GLAAD presented its ninth annual OUTAuction, an evening that celebrates and recognizes established and emerging artists. Jill Zarin, star of Bravo’s hit series "The Real Housewives of New York City," hosted the event where she spoke to guests and mainstream media about total equality. Read More...

 

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Hechos y Cifras: DOMA y la Proposición 8

Mientras que la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. se prepara para intervenir en los casos que cuestionan la llamada Acta del "Defensa del Matrimonio" y la anti-gay Proposición 8, GLAAD está colaborando con varias organizaciones para asegurar que en los medios de comunicación se aborden con precisión estos procesos históricos así como sus significado para parejas del mismo sexo. A continuación está una guía de recursos para ayudar a los profesionales de los medios a cubrir DOMA y la Proposición 8 durante y previo a las audiencias ante la Corte Suprema el 26 de marzo y 27.

Facts & Figures: DOMA/Proposition 8

Below is a resource guide to assist media professionals covering marriage equality, with a recap of the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8.

Prom Resource Kit

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, the excitement of prom season may be overwhelmed by concerns that they may not feel welcome, or worse, might be actively excluded from prom. This toolkit will help journalists craft prom coverage that integrates the experiences of LGBT youth into stories.

Black History Month Resource Kit

Resources and suggestions for developing LGBT-inclusive Black History Month features.

World AIDS Day Resources

GLAAD's list of resources providing information and ways to participate in World AIDS Day.

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