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GLAAD JOINS PUERTO RICO PARA TOD@S IN CALLING OUT DANGEROUS TREND OF ANTI-TRANS VIOLENCE IN PUERTO RICO

| January 15, 2021

Contact:
Pedro Julio Serrano
Spokesperson, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s
pedrojulio@pedrojulioserrano.com
787.602.5954

Contact:
Mary Emily O’Hara
Rapid Response Manager, GLAAD   
mohara@glaad.org

Seven Transgender People Murdered in Puerto Rico Over Past Year; Puerto Rico Para Tod@s declares “state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes.” 

GLAAD’S WHERE WE ARE ON TV 2020-2021 REPORT: DESPITE TUMULTUOUS YEAR IN TELEVISION, LGBTQ REPRESENTATION HOLDS STEADY

| January 14, 2021

Contact:
Mathew Lasky
Director of Communications, GLAAD
mlasky@glaad.org

Study finds that 9.1% of series regular characters scheduled to appear on broadcast scripted primetime television this season are LGBTQ -- a decrease of one percentage point from last year’s record high percentage of 10.2 percent

40 NATIONAL LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS JOIN TOGETHER IN CALL FOR “IMMEDIATE AND UNEQUIVOCAL REMOVAL OF DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”

| January 11, 2021


President Trump’s repeated violations of his sworn oath to defend the Constitution, most recently by  fomenting deadly, destructive, racist and anti-semitic violence against the U.S. government inside the U.S. Capitol, threatens the safety of all Americans

STATEMENT FROM GLAAD PRESIDENT AND CEO SARAH KATE ELLIS REGARDING TWITTER’S MOVE TO BAN DONALD TRUMP FROM ITS PLATFORM PERMANENTLY

| January 8, 2021

Contact:
Barbara Simon
Head of News and Campaigns
GLAAD
bsimon@glaad.org

Twitter announced tonight that it is permanently banning Donald Trump from using the platform. Yesterday, GLAAD called for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to move from temporary suspensions and indefinite bans to permanent ones.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis responded to Twitter’s announcement on the platform:

STATEMENT FROM GLAAD PRESIDENT AND CEO SARAH KATE ELLIS DEMANDING TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND INSTAGRAM PERMANENTLY BAN DONALD TRUMP FROM THE PLATFORMS

| January 7, 2021

Contact:
Barbara Simon
Head of News and Campaigns, GLAAD
bsimon@glaad.org

GLAAD is responding to news today of Facebook and Instagram extending their block on President Trump’s accounts indefinitely and through the next two weeks. GLAAD is calling for the ban to be made permanent and for Twitter to also ban President Trump.