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GLAAD LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY PROGRAM WITH TECH AND MEDIA EXPERT JENNI OLSON AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

| July 29, 2021


GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced Jenni Olson as the organization’s new Social Media Safety Program Director. Olson will build and staff GLAAD’s work to grow safer spaces for LGBTQ people on social media platforms and apps as well as develop GLAAD’s public education and watchdog work to hold social media companies accountable to the LGBTQ community.

Jenni Olson’s headshots can be found here.

GLAAD RESPONDS TO OUT OLYMPIAN AND WNBA STAR SUE BIRD CHOSEN TO LEAD TEAM USA’S DELEGATION AND CARRY THE U.S. FLAG AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 OPENING CEREMONY

| July 21, 2021

GLAAD: “Sue Bird is a true champion on the court and for equality, including taking memorable stands for racial justice, gender equity and LGBTQ representation. To have her lead Team USA’s delegation at the Opening Ceremony, one of the most watched events in the world, and be selected by her peers for the honor, is a powerful signal of LGBTQ acceptance to viewers globally and here in the U.S.

GLAAD RESPONDS TO LUKE PROKOP’S COMING OUT AS GAY, A FIRST FOR THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

| July 19, 2021

 

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to NHL player Luke Prokop’s announcement on Twitter and Instagram that he is gay. Prokop is the first active NHL player under contract to come out as gay.

GLAAD, ATHLETE ALLY AND PRIDE HOUSE TOKYO RELEASE GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS COVERING LGBTQ ATHLETES AND ISSUES AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS

| July 19, 2021

 

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GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, along with Athlete Ally, a national nonprofit working to elevate and advocate for LGBTQ athletes, and Pride House Tokyo, a consortium and comprehensive LGBTQ center in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo endorsed as an official program of Tokyo 2020, are releasing a “Guide to Covering LGBTQ Athletes at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics” as a resource to journalists and media professionals.

9TH ANNUAL GLAAD STUDIO RESPONSIBILITY INDEX: GROWTH IN RACIAL DIVERSITY AND SCREEN TIME FOR LGBTQ CHARACTERS BUT ZERO TRANSGENDER CHARACTERS IN 2020 WIDE RELEASE FILMS

| July 15, 2021

Contact:
Spencer Harvey
Communications Manager, GLAAD
sharvey@glaad.org

For the first time in the report’s history, queer women characters outnumber queer men but the report finds no LGBTQ characters with disabilities, no LGBTQ characters living with HIV, and transgender and/or non-binary characters remain completely absent for a fourth year in a row