GLAAD Urges Community to Contact ABC Over Cancellation of Adam Lambert's Performances

Richard Ferraro
Director of Communications
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

December 4, 2009

December 4, 2009, New York, NY - “We appreciate ABC’s commitment to gay and transgender inclusion in other programming,” said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “However, let us be clear that GLAAD remains steadfast in our assertion that Adam Lambert is being subjected to a double standard by ABC as an openly gay performer. We do not support ABC cancelling Adam Lambert’s past and future performances. We urge the community to reach out to ABC and express their concerns that Adam Lambert is being subjected to a double standard.”

ABC Contact Information:
Brad Jamison, Vice President of Corporate Communications, brad.jamison@abc.com

ABC line for viewer concerns: (818) 460-7477

This week ABC announced that Adam Lambert’s performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve were cancelled.

Patrick Preblick, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Publicity: patrick.k.preblick@abc.com / (212) 456-7819

Aime Wolfe, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Publicity: edwin.escobar@abc.com / (818) 460-7758