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Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Inc

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5455 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1500 Ste 1500 Los Angeles CA 90036 USA


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.


The National News Media Program holds the National News Media accountable for covering LGBT people and issues in the most responsible and least sensational way. The National News Team monitors all news content on 24-hour cable news channels such as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, all nightly network news telecasts on CBS, NBC and ABC, as well as selected news shows on PBS.  The program also reviews and works closely with national newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Parade. GLAAD has a tremendous impact on policies of many major news outlets through media consultations and the use of its handbook of preferred professional LGBT terminology, The GLAAD Media Reference Guide.

Within this program the Communities of African Descent (COAD) Media strategists and Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Media strategists provide suggested guidelines for coverage, terminology and contact information for LGBT organizations and individuals as tools for more inclusive, fair and balanced coverage. Though the national media is covering the lives, stories and issues of LGBT people more frequently, diverse LGBT voices, perspectives and opinions are repeatedly left out of the picture. Within the "mainstream" LGBT community, African Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders can feel invisible, as images in LGBT publications are predominantly white. GLAAD encourages journalists to cover African American and Asian Pacific Islander LGBT people's lives, families, accomplishments and issues, condemns defamatory language and stories, and provides weekly news digests with stories to watch, as well as news alerts pertaining to each respective community of color.

The Spanish-Language Media Program works to increase the number and quality of LGBT Latino images in Spanish language news and entertainment media. LGBT Latina/os still find themselves to feel invisible within the United States population and the “mainstream” LGBT community despite the fact that Latinos are the largest minority group in the country, according to the Census 2000 population figures.  GLAAD uses a combined strategy of providing media literacy trainings to Latino/a LGBT activists and journalists, garnering media attention for major events, conferences and Pride festivals, and exposing defamation when it occurs.  GLAAD has been collaborating with LGBT Latina/o organizations in the United States to eliminate stereotypes and promote fair, accurate and inclusive representation of this community in all types of media.  GLAAD has also been working with mainstream Latino and Spanish-speaking media professionals from Televisa, Unvision, Telemundo, Azteca América, CNN en Español, La Opinion, Hoy, and People en Español to help shape the way these media outlets cover LGBT Latina/o issues.

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Rating: 3 stars  

GLAAD is an excellent organization, but they are basing their battle in the United States alone. Inequality for gays and lesbians can be felt around the world. Nap-Sack LLC I feel can help give GLAAD the recognition they need. By promoting their core beliefs and fight for global change, they can receive huge funding from across the globe while revamping their internal situation. Their message will be heard and I would really suggest that somebody from this organization get in contact with Susan Hanlon. I met this woman and after listening to her, I feel that this organization is on the right track.
Good luck and I hope you guys can become stronger in the future. Contact Nap-Sack LLC.

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I would encourage this non profit to become more tolerant. They should embrace our Constitution and the rights it protects, including free speech. This world needs more acceptance of each individual's beliefs, rather than condemnation of disparate views. The organization may be better served to focus on limiting expenses and raising revenues to support their effort rather than losing substantial sums through exorbitant salaries. Maybe their recent headline grabbing efforts are a cry for help.

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Revoke their non profit status due to their substantial financial losses, mismanagement and efforts to muffle freedom of speech.

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