GLAAD's Entertainment Media Team

GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Team monitors film, television, music, and related entertainment media to ensure inclusive, diverse and accurate portrayals of the LGBTQ community. When anti-LGBTQ content runs, GLAAD speaks out about why anti-LGBTQ attitudes and content have no place in the media and how that affects real lives. The staff also works with TV and film studio executives, producers and writers to provide script consultations and to advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ people at all levels in an effort to spark conversations about LGBTQ issues in living rooms and around water coolers. GLAAD also promotes LGBTQ-inclusive projects through GLAAD’s newsroom, social media, the weekly LGBTQ TV listings, “Must-See LGBTQ TV,” and through its annual GLAAD Media Awards.

GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Team releases two annual reports. The Where We Are on TV report analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and looks at the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and streaming services. The >Studio Responsibility Index ranks the major Hollywood studios by the quantity and quality of the LGBTQ representation in the films they produce.

Zeke Stokes

Vice President of Programs –

Megan Townsend

Senior Strategist, Entertainment Media –

Raina Deerwater

Coordinator, Entertainment Media

Entertainment Media Interns

GLAAD's Entertainment Media Interns join the Programs Team in researching and monitoring LGBTQ-inclusive content on television and in film. They assist in conducting research for the Studio Responsibility Index, Where We Are on TV report, and contribute to GLAAD's newsroom.

Alma Carranza University of Southern California, Class of 2018

Brandy Bautista California State University Fullerton, Class of 2017

Samantha Cavalcanti University of Southern California, Class of 2019

Valerie Taylor Loyola Marymount University, Class of 2017

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.