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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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Where We Are on TV Report: 2010 - 2011 Season

Welcome to Where We Are On TV, GLAAD's annual report about diversity on television.

At the launch of the 2010-2011 television season, GLAAD estimates that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted characters represent 3.9% of all scripted series regular characters on the five broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC. This is slightly more than last year, with 23 series regular characters identified as LGBT.

Resources For Journalists And Media Covering Chaz Bono And Transgender Issues

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today is urging both local and national media to take the following into consideration when reporting on the addition of Chaz Bono to the cast of the ABC show Dancing With The Stars, and when telling the stories of other transgender people.

Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

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).

An Ally's Guide to Terminology: Talking About LGBT People & Equality

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).

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