GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

The GLAAD Media Institute provides training, consultation, and actionable research to develop an army of social justice ambassadors for all marginalized communities to champion acceptance and amplify media impact.

Journalists and media interested in speaking to a GLAAD spokesperson, please inquire at Those interested in learning more about the GLAAD Media Institute and its services including consultation, research and contextualized education, media and cultural competency training and more, please visit

Jonathan P. Higgins, Ed. D. – GLAAD Media Consultant Researcher and author

DaShawn Usher
Associate Director, Communities of Color

Barbara Simon
Head of News and Campaigns

Dustin Hood 
Senior Graphic Designer

Special thanks: Brendan Davis, Rich Ferraro, Spencer Harvey, Gwendolyn Pointer, Anthony Allen Ramos, and Serena Sonoma.

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