Faith, LGBT People, & the Midterm Elections

GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation release "In Focus: Faith, LGBT People, & the Midterm Elections,” a groundbreaking resource guide that empowers journalists to challenge anti-LGBT talking heads who mask bias as a ‘tenet of faith.’ The guide is designed to help the media provide accurate information about LGBT people and faith in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections.

Mainstream media outlets use far fewer religious sources from Mainline Protestant, Jewish, or other denominations whose messages were predominantly positive and accepting of LGBT people. Far too often, outlets frame stories as "God vs. Gay," inaccurately representing the current climate of acceptance across faith communities today. The newly released guide seeks to correct these disparities in reporting. Read the report below:

 

Recent news about the 2014 Elections

Midterm exit polls show marriage equality's momentum, staying power | November 6, 2014

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Photos and tweets: GLAAD's social media followers share their Election Day selfies | November 4, 2014

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LGBT and allied celebrities want you to come out and vote | November 4, 2014

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LGBT advocates tell the truth about Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance on #IStandSunday | November 3, 2014

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LGBT representation in the midterm election | October 30, 2014

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"Voting While Trans" PSA, two years later | October 24, 2014

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Rock the Vote launches #TurnOutForWhat video challenge | October 10, 2014

Following their recent video's viral success, Rock the Vote just announced a new way to take action and get invovled in the upcoming 2014 Midterm Elections

Questions we'd like reporters to ask at the Values Voter Summit | September 22, 2014

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