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, pleases 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

Megan Townsend – Researcher and author

Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis

GLAAD Media Institute

Raina Deerwater – Researcher and author

Entertainment Research & Analysis Manager

GLAAD Media Institute

Nick Adams – Contributor

Director of Transgender Representation

GLAAD Media Institute

Dustin Hood – Design and layout

Senior Graphic Designer

Special thanks: Jeremy Blacklow, Abdool Corlette, Brendan Davis, Rich Ferraro, Spencer Harvey, Jess Lopez, Gwendolyn Pointer, Anthony Allen Ramos