Tag Archives: Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

ABC Family gets “Excellent” rating in LGBT representation

HollywoodNews.com: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation today released its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television. Primetime programming on the five broadcast networks was evaluated as well as original primetime programming on 10 major[...]

GLAAD honoring Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: If you forget about the year when Jennifer Aniston was inexplicably honored, the GLAAD Media Awards usually get it right when it comes time to celebrating the LGBT community and its allies. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer[...]

Vince Vaughn’s ‘The Dilemma’ criticized by GLAAD

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Universal Pictures has agreed to change its offensive trailer for the upcoming comedy “The Dilemma” starring Vince Vaughn and Queen Latifah and directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard. Anderson Cooper complained a few times in his CNN show about it then got a lot of attention when he[...]

LGBT characters make up 3.9 percent on broadcast networks

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: All I can say is thank God for ABC! This network continues to lead the way among the broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS,. Fox and The CW) as far as LGBT visibility with gay and lesbian characters. Scotty and Kevin (and uncle Saul) remain in the mix on Brothers[...]

CW and ABC lead broadcast networks with LGBT inclusion

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released its fourth annual report charting LGBT visibility on television – both broadcast and cable and the results are, as always, both encouraging and discouraging. Of the five broadcast networks, the CW has surged to the lead with a[...]

GLAAD ramping up the pressure on ABC and ‘The View’

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: GLAAD will not be ignored! Just days after it got NBC’s The Today Show to include gay couples in its dream wedding contest, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has joined forces with the Black AIDS Institute, and the National Black Justice Coalition to ramp-up the pressure[...]

‘The Today Show’ to allow same-sex couples in wedding contest

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: This is an outstanding example of why it’s so important for LGBT people and their straight allies to speak out against inequality at every turn: NBC’s Today Show said earlier today that it will open up its wedding contest to same-sex couples after initially not allowing[...]

GLAAD speaks out against ‘The Today Show’ wedding contest

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Personally, I think getting married on a television show is really tacky. But I do think gay couples should have the opportunity to be as tacky as the straight couples who are vying to have The Today Show pay for and broadcast their wedding ceremony. But the show hosted[...]

Tribeca Film Festival to screen “Ticked Off Trannies with Knives” despite opposition from GLAAD

BY GREG HERNANDEZ The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is getting some criticism for asking the Tribeca Film Festival to remove the film Ticked off Trannies With Knives from its schedule. GLAAD, as I shared in yesterday’s post, says the film, its title and its marketing misrepresent the lives of[...]

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, GLAAD outraged by Buju Banton Nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2010–In a full page ad in today’s special Grammy-edition of Variety, more than 20 progressive organizations, lead by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, have called on the head of The Recording Academy to use Sunday night’s[...]