Resource Kits for Journalists
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 GLAAD College Media Reference Guide is a resource for college journalists covering stories about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Guide, a 24” x 36” poster, provides college journalists with a resource to tell the stories of their gay and transgender classmates in the most fair, accurate and inclusive way. The Guide is particularly helpful because it includes terminology used more often in young adult communities and because it distills the content of GLAAD’s 7th Edition of the Media Reference Guide into an easy to reference resource ideal for campus newsrooms
The GLAAD Chinese Media Reference Guide provides journalists writing for primarily Chinese audiences with the tools necessary to report on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Our world is dominated by the news media. Politicians flood the airwaves with sound bites, talking heads on cable news shows shape public opinion even when they distort the facts and bloggers shine a spotlight on stories that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. In this media-rich environment, advocacy has changed. Organizations and advocates working toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality need to be smart and strategic about working with the media in order to move public opinion.