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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Talking About Marriage for Same Sex Couples

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).

Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in mainstream media reports about LGBT equality

A three-year study of mainstream news coverage about the intersection of religion and issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community1 showed that media outlets overwhelmingly quoted or interviewed sources from Evangelical Christian organizations to speak about LGBT lives, and the messages from those sources were significantly more negative than positive, resulting in a 'religion versus gay' framing.

Guía para una Cobertura Objetiva de Personas y Temas Transgénero

GLAAD le insta a todos los medios de comunicación a prestar mucha atención al lenguaje que se emplea a la hora de cubrir cualquier noticia (sobre todo las historias de crímenes) que tenga que ver con la comunidad lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT).

Amplify Your Voice Resource Kit

No one should be bullied or called names simply for being who they are. Still, millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are made to feel like they don't fit in every day; some even feel unsafe. Check out GLAAD's Amplify Your Voice Resource Kit to find tips and information for educators, parents and youth.

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