On a recent flight from New York to GLAAD’s office in Los Angeles, I had a poignant experience with the woman sitting next to me. After the initial pleasantries we began the standard small talk about family, why we were traveling to LA and what we did for work. I reflected a bit, and thought about how best to describe what it is we “do” at GLAAD.
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).
The National Board of Directors unanimously approved GLAAD’s 2009 – 2013 Strategic Plan in October. It will serve as the lead planning document by which all GLAAD activity will be measured and reviewed over the next five years. The plan looks to optimize growth and assure we meet the full potential of our media advocacy and anti-defamation mission as our cultural change influence expands. With this vision and guidance of the National Board of Directors, and the careful implementation with GLAAD’s senior staff, we will reach new heights as we work towards LGBT equality.