GLAAD

  • `Orange Is the New Black' wins GLAAD Media Award

    NEW YORK (AP) _ GLAAD celebrates ``Orange Is the New Black.''

  • 'Moonlight,' 'Transparent' Win at GLAAD Media Awards

    (EDGE) The Oscar winner "Moonlight" has won again, taking best film at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

  • 'Transparent,' 'Imitation Game' up for GLAAD Media Awards

    "The Imitation Game" and "Transparent" are among this year's GLAAD Media Awards nominees.

  • Britney Spears Will Be Honored At The 2018 GLAAD Media Awards

    Popstar Britney Spears has shown a lot of love to the LGBT community throughout her music career and it appears that love will be given right back as she is honored at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.

  • Chevy Olympic Ads Feature Gay Couples

    NEW YORK — While several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia's restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet is rolling out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday that feature gay couples.

  • Cox, Carey Talk Importance of GLAAD at Annual Awards

    (AP) Mariah Carey is no stranger to honors and awards, but the pop star said that her GLAAD Ally Award, which she received at the annual event on Saturday in New York, was something more.

  • Elton John, Lady Gaga Get GLAAD Media Award Bids

    OS ANGELES — Elton John, Lady Gaga and the movie “Dallas Buyers Club” are among the nominees for awards presented by the gay advocacy group GLAAD.

  • GLAAD Announces Media Awards Nominees

    (CNN) -- GLAAD announced the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Wednesday, and for the first time, more than 50% of the English-language nominations are trans-inclusive.

  • GLAAD Criticized for Incomplete LGBT Guide to Florida

    GLAAD’s Southern Stories: A Guide for Reporting on LGBTQ People in Florida has been criticized for factual errors and lacking information.

  • GLAAD Gives First 'Excellent' Score To Major TV Network

    (CNN) -- GLAAD has released the ninth edition of its annual Network Responsibility Index, and for the first time, a major TV network has received a grade of "excellent."

  • GLAAD Ignores SFGN Questions on Florida LGBT Guide

    GLAAD, an organization that routinely holds the mainstream media’s feet to the fire when they cover the LGBT community in a negative way, has ignored multiple SFGN inquiries regarding its recently published supplement, Southern Stories: A Guide for Reporting on LGBTQ People in Florida.

    The guide was heavily criticized by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council [PBCHRC], contains information about the LGBT community in Florida, including a timeline of events and LGBT-related organizations and resources.

    SFGN first contacted GLAAD on Jan. 22 regarding the story “GLAAD Criticized for Incomplete LGBT Guide to Florida.” But GLAAD never responded. In a follow-up to that story on Feb. 2, GLAAD again failed to respond to a request by SFGN.

    In the original story, Rand Hoch, a former judge and the president and founder of PBCHRC, criticized GLAAD. He said the guide had some false information and was missing a lot of key events in its LGBT timeline and even failed to include the PBCHRC on its list of organizations. One of the mistakes was stating SAVE was founded in 1973 when 1993 was the correct year.

    GLAAD responded to some of Hoch’s requests for changes, including adding PBCHRC to the organizations list and fixing the SAVE date, but Hoch still wasn’t satisfied and made additional requests. Also not included in the list of organizations were Pride Center at Equality Park and SunServe. The only Broward organization listed was Fort Lauderdale chapter of PFLAG, a national organization based in Washington, D.C.

    Previously, GLAAD defended its timeline by stating that it tried to just give readers a basic overview of certain milestones.

    But for Hoch that was insufficient.

    “If GLAAD wants to include firsts in the timeline, why not include Palm Beach County's 1990 Fair Housing Ordinance and West Palm Beach's 1991 revision to the municipal employment anti-discrimination policies? Why not include West Palm Beach as the first public employer in Florida to provide domestic partnership benefits for municipal employees, which occurred in 1992? Why not include the 1995 referendum to repeal gay rights ordinance in West Palm Beach in 1994, the repeal effort was rejected by 56% of the voters? That was the first time in Florida that a gay rights law was upheld by the voters – in a landslide, no less,” wrote Hoch.

    “And while it was great to see the inclusion of Darrin Gayles as the first out gay Black man confirmed as a federal judge in 2014, why not include me? I became the first openly gay judge in Florida's history twenty two years earlier – in 1992. If GLAAD can't be accurate, fair and consistent, maybe deleting the timeline would make more sense than making any further corrections,” added Hoch.

    In response to Hoch, Zeke Stokes, GLAAD’s vice president of programs, wrote, “We very much appreciate your keen eye and will make the correction you spotted to the founding year of SAVE DADE. A new version reflecting that correction will be posted to GLAAD’s site in the coming days. If there are other factual errors, we are happy to correct those as well. We spent a great deal of time researching and fact-checking this document, but of course, we sometimes make mistakes and always welcome corrections.”

  • GLAAD Shines Light on Plight of Russia’s GLBT Community

    As Olympic athletes and journalists from around the world descend on Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Games, GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization, wants the world to pay attention to Russia’s LGBT community.

  • GLAAD Study Finds Lack of LGBT Roles on Spanish-Language Television

    A GLAAD study of Spanish-language television series found there is still a lack of LGBT characters in Hispanic television.

  • GLAAD Study: Gay Depictions Increase On TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study found that television is increasing its depiction of gay characters.

  • GLAAD, BiNetUSA to Host #BiWeek Twitter Chat with Bi Politicians

    In celebration of Bisexual Visibility Week, GLAAD and BiNet USA are teaming up to deliver a twitter chat with bisexual politicians on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. EST.

  • GLAAD: Movies Don't Represent LGBT Community Well

    (CNN) -- Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.

  • GLAAD’s 2017 Accelerating Acceptance Report Shows Increase In LGBT Youth; Acceptance Rates

    GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy group, has just released their 2017 Accelerating Acceptancereport and it shows that more Millennials are coming out of the closet than any generation before them.

  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox Win GLAAD Media Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

  • Jesse's Journal: Alphabet Soup

    The evolution of the way we describe ourselves took another turn recently when GLAAD recommended that media organizations add Q to the acronym LGBT. In the tenth edition of its Media Reference Guide, released October 26, GLAAD “encouraged journalists and other media content creators to adopt the use of ‘LGBTQ’ as the preferred acronym to most inclusively describe the community. … GLAAD today also renewed its commitment to working on behalf of queer-identified people, updating its mission to include ‘queer’ in the organization’s work to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people.”

  • Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Among GLAAD’s Media Awards

    In case you were wondering what were the most important LGBT media stories and events were this year (and who wasn’t, honestly?), look no further: the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media awards have been named. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor positive portrayals and representations of the LGBT community in all forms of media, from journalism to film to television entertainment.