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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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#SpiritDay Anti-Bullying Resource Kit

No one should be bullied or called names simply for being who they are. Still, millions of LGBT young people are made to feel like they don't fit in every day; some even feel unsafe.

Show your support for LGBT teens by wearing purple for Spirit Day on 10/19, and use the Amplify Your Voice resource kits below to help take a stand against bullying in your school.

No matter who you are, you have the power to make a difference.

GLAAD October 2012 Update

Why is GLAAD more relevant than ever?

And how can our work lead to full equality for LGBT people?

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Where We Are on TV Report: 2012 - 2013 Season

The creation of the Where We Are on TV report in 2005 allows GLAAD to track trends and compile statistics for series regular characters on broadcast television with regard to sexual orientation, gender identity and race/ethnicity for the upcoming season.  GLAAD measures the presence of LGBT characters and the visibility of the community they portray on television in upcoming scripted primetime programs; both new and returning shows.  This marks the 17th year GLAAD has tracked the number of LGBT characters expected to appear in the new fall television season on both broadcast and ca

GLAAD Network Responsibility Index 2011 - 2012

The sixth annual GLAAD Network Responsibility Index (NRI) is an evaluation of the quantity and quality of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people during the 2011-2012 television season. GLAAD researched primetime programming on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC and 10 cable networks from June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012. The report is intended to serve as a road map toward increasing fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBT media representations.

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