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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Intergroup & Race Relations, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ, Media & Communications, Race

Mission: To promote and ensure 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.

Programs: Glaad's entertainment media team accelerates acceptance by advocating for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of lgbtq people in the media including film, television, comics, video games, and music. This team also combats problematic content and instances of defamation in entertainment. As part of the entertainment program, the glaad media awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lgbtq community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund glaad's work to amplify stories from the lgbtq community that build support for equality and acceptance.

the glaad media institute accelerates acceptance through storytelling and media engagement. The institute provides activist, spokesperson, and media engagement training and education for lgbtq and allied community members and organizations desiring to deepen their media impact. Using the best practices perfected by glaad for more than 30 years of experience leveraging media to create change, through the institute, glaad is training a new generation of advocates in order to accelerate acceptance for lgbtq people, as well as other marginalized communities.

glaad's digital program helps glaad accomplish its mission of media advocacy in the online space by overseeing the organization's entire digital footprint including social media, website, email and content partnerships. By employing best practices in online organizing and engagement we help every department within glaad accomplish their objectives and accelerate acceptance of lgbtq people online.

glaad's spanish-language & latino media program shares the stories of lgbtq people via spanish-language and latino news and entertainment media to build acceptance of lgbtq people and increase support for equality among the fastest growing population in the u. S. The program provides vital resources to advocates and media alike on how to communicate with this audience both in the u. S. And abroad. Glaad's transgender media program accelerates acceptance for transgender people by increasing the quantity and quality of transgender representation in news, entertainment, and digital media. This team also challenges depictions of transgender people that are stereotypical, sensationalistic, or based on misinformation. The team works directly with transgender people who wish to tell their stories in the media, helping them craft their messages and giving them the tools they need to be effective when talking to journalists. Glaad's news & rapid response program works with journalists and news outlets in print, broadcast, and online, serving as a resource to newsmakers and ensuring that the news media accurately and fairly representing lgbtq people in its reporting. Glaad's youth engagement program is creating a nationwide network of young lgbtq and ally activists nationwide who promote lgbtq acceptance. Within this program, the campus ambassador program builds a volunteer network of university and college lgbtq and ally students who work with glaad in their local communities to take action and build a movement to accelerate acceptance and end hate. The rising stars grants program acknowledges and celebrates young people's commitment to enhancing lgbtq representation within their communities and culture at large. Spirit day, which began in 2010 as a way to show support for lgbtq youth and take a stand against bullying, has grown into one of the most visible pro-lgbtq youth initiatives in the nation.

Community Stories

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

Review from Guidestar