GLAAD’s Entertainment Team includes several experts working across the organization to ensure inclusive, diverse, and accurate portrayals of the LGBTQ community in film, television, comics, video games, music, and other popular media.

GLAAD’s subject media experts in English and Spanish-language entertainment work within The GLAAD Media Institute to accelerate acceptance through storytelling and providing media engagement training and actionable research to activists, community organizations, industry leaders, major businesses, and more. 

For journalists interested in speaking to a GLAAD spokesperson, please inquire at For those interested in scheduling a training with the GLAAD Media Institute, please visit

Zeke Stokes

Vice President of Programs -

Megan Townsend – Lead researcher, primary author

Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD Media Institute -

Raina Deerwater – Assistant researcher, contributing author

Entertainment Research Assistant, GLAAD Media Institute -

Nick Adams

Director of Transgender Media & Representation, GLAAD Media Institute -

Jeremy Blacklow

Director of Entertainment Media -

Christina Chambers

Entertainment Research & Analysis Intern, The Pennsylvania State University Class of 2020

Alex Schmider

Associate Director, Transgender Representation, GLAAD Media Institute -

Monica Trasandes

Director of Spanish Language & Latinx Media and Representation, GLAAD Media Institute -


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