Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Non-Profit Spotlight: GLAAD

For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT 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.

Working with journalists and news outlets in print, broadcast, and online, GLAAD serves as a resource to newsmakers and works to ensure that the news media is accurately and fairly representing LGBTQ people in its reporting. For Example, in response to reports that the Trump Administration canceled plans to add the LGBTQ community to its upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, a survey conducted every decade by the federal government to help collect data about living Americans and the United States of America.

Sarah Kate Ellis
President & CEO, GLAAD

“By erasing LGBTQ Americans from the 2020 U.S. Census, the Trump Administration is adding a disgusting entry to a long list of tactics they’ve adopted to legally deny services and legitimacy to hard-working LGBTQ Americans. The Trump Administration is trying hard to erase the LGBTQ community from the fabric of America, but visibility has always been one of the LGBTQ community’s greatest strengths.” Sara Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

Now more than ever is it important to support the work of an organization that has been accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. The GLAAD Media Awards in New York will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 6, 2017. 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. For tickets to this powerful and star studded event please visit here.

Stay in the know with GLAAD through social media: glaad.org, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter.

Get involved: Join | Donate 

Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming, NGLCCNY

Organizational Development Consultant, Strategic Remedy Group


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