Good As You: GLAAD Roundup

01/29/2013

GLAAD: David Shuster gets Bryan Fischer to admit he thinks that Native Americans are cursed

David Shuster gets Bryan Fischer to admit he thinks that Native Americans are cursed [GLAAD]

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09/25/2012

GLAAD: Modern families still face denigration

Modern families still face denigration [GLAAD]

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08/09/2012

This time Bryan Fischer has gone too far #GLAADCAP

THIS TIME BRYAN FISCHER HAS GONE TOO FAR [GLAAD]

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07/20/2012

#GLAADCAP goes local; launches with Maine

New York, NY, July 20, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti- defamation organization, today announced the addition of several anti-gay activists to the Commentator Accountability Project (CAP), focused on states that...

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05/01/2012

GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project–NC edition

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project has been updated with four key voices who routinely speak to the media and to local citizens on behalf of North Carolina's "pro-family" community. Check out some things you may not know about the people who...

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03/26/2012

One hell of a project, one Heck of a misrepresentation #glaadcap

Congratulations, conservative radio show host Peter Heck, for you have just taken the lead in the ongoing race for most obtuse reaction to the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project: [GLAAD doesn't] cite any actual examples of defamation or hate, they just...

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03/20/2012

Catholic.org latest to brand GLAAD with 'censorship' claims; latest to show pressing need for OwnWordsAphobia cure

Spilling almost two thousand words without ever accurately addressing the project, its guiding motivation, or the merits attached to the rhetoric that the project highlights, Deacon Keith Fournier takes to Catholic Online's web space to join the ranks of those...

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03/16/2012

Glenn Stanton twists, stands by 'particularly evil lie of Satan' quote; justifies #glaadcap

Yesterday, when responding to professional "ex-gay" Randy Thomas' reaction to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, I showed you a brief snippet from the comments that followed Randy's post. Turns out that overnight, the whole thing expanded. And when it did, some...

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03/14/2012

Put your #glaadcap on, join me hon': GLAAD announces Commentator Accountability Project

Last night, I toasted the hardworking digital activists who've been so diligently tracking those who fight against the basic civil liberties (and oftentimes basic worth) of LGBT people. Today, a next step of sorts. Today, we strive to heighten awareness...

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11/09/2011

A fair question about Lisa Lampanelli's theoretical awards show gig

In light of recent events, I have to wonder: If Lisa Lampanelli was tapped to host the Academy Awards, would this cost her her job? Because just this summer, GLAAD was feting Lisa at an event. Yet now, this same...

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07/13/2011

GLAAD changes course on AT&T merger, net neutrality; still confusing those who don't know what the hell net neutrality is

You might have followed that whole dustup that ultimately led to the resignation of GLAAD's Exec. Director. Well now here's the cleanup crew: ORGANIZATION AFFIRMS STRONG SUPPORT FOR NET NEUTRALITY TO FCC July 13, 2011, New York, NY – The...

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06/22/2011

An all-out CRAAP Storm (with two a's)

Around here, we try to avoid in-movement dramas as best we can. But honestly: This GLAAD thing has gotten so out of hand and potentially damaging to our movement, that it simply cannot be ignored anymore. As you've surely heard:...

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01/06/2011

GLAAD to MSM: Fallacious discrimination is not punditry

We've long said that basic respect and decent treatment aren't concepts towards which we as a society can or should "agree to disagree." And we've long been annoyed with the way the mainstream media likes to present human beings' lives,...

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12/06/2010

GLAAD can now rent its own car

A happy 25th to our bigger, richer, less pajama-clad cousins at GLAAD: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation celebrated its anniversary Friday night with a swanky cocktail party at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles. GLAAD celebrates 25th...

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07/08/2010

'Today' wedding contest: Now 100% same-sexier

We sent out the first call. GLAAD took the initiative. And now same-sex couples will have a chance to join straight Bride- and Groomzillas as part of the "Today" show's wedding contest: GLAAD Praises NBC Decision to Open Today Show's...

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06/18/2010

Take Action: Because 'Jerry, Jerry!', 'Go Ricki! Go Ricki!', and that Arsenio 'whoop' noise were annoying enough chatty chants

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) asks you to join calls for the reality talk show José Luis Sin Censura to immediately stop using defamatory terms and apologize to viewers. The terms “maricón” and “puñal,” which in English...

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04/01/2010

How does Bill Donohue feel about being ignored? Tune it at 11

While I absolutely get the desire and the motivation, and while I have deep respect for the groups involved, I, Jeremy, have to question the messaging here: MEDIA URGED TO IGNORE BILL DONOHUE’S LATEST ANTI-GAY ATTACKS GLAAD joined with Call...

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03/10/2010

Humans say dumb things. Allies can say 'sorry'

“During an interview with the cast of The Hurt Locker on Monday, I turned to actor Anthony Mackie and made a joke about “man hugging” in reference to a hug he and fellow actor Jeremy Renner had shared a few...

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02/11/2010

V-Day: A hallmark for on-screen gay portrayals?

As of now, Valentine's Day (the movie, not the crass commercialism) only has a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That's really kind of bad. However, there just might be a bright spot for gay critics. Because according to the folks...

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07/27/2009

HBO: More LGBTs, Sookies, and Hung dudes than any other net

The latest edition of the GLAAD Network Responsibility Index shows that while basic cable networks A&E, SyFy, and TBS are falling behind in in terms of on-screen LGBT representation, premium cabler HBO is leading the inclusive pack: Of HBO’s 14...

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07/02/2009

GLAAD looks @homophobia, gives it poor (#onlineantigaynesssucks)

Have you ever been happily watching old "Growing Pains" clips on YouTube, when a fellow online denizen's homophobia made you lose your Boner? Yea, well, so has GLAAD. And now they are doing something about it: New York, NY, July...

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06/27/2009

While we were away: GLAAD got head

While serving in the Massachusetts State Senate, Jarrett Barrios fought back attempts to roll back marriage equality. Now he's heading to the top slot at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where he'll fight back the clichéd claims that...

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04/03/2009

Because it's not a victory until press releases tell you so..

Iowa. The national organizations weigh in: “This is a truly historic day for Iowa and a proud day for every American who believes in the promise of equal rights and fairness for all,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese....

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03/30/2009

An 'Ugly Betty' cast member and a canapé: It must be GLAAD Media Awards time again!

This weekend in NYC, GLAAD threw another one of their lavish awards shows. If you (a) care and (b) haven't already seen it elsewhere by now, then you can go check out GLAADBlog for coverage: Pictures and Winners From The...

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03/25/2009

He's f***ing Matt Damon fleeing GLAAD, Damon

Damon Romine, a fine advocate and longtime friend of Good As You, has announced that he's stepping down from his position as the entertainment media director of GLAAD. Damon tells us: “I am incredibly appreciative and indebted to my colleagues...

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02/20/2009

Now it's our turn: GLAAD rallies against Delonas' other ink stains

Some may be ready to wrap up Sean Delonas' week of national notoriety. GLAAD, however, is actually stepping up their efforts to combat the anti-LGBT Delonas cartoons that we in the gay activism world have known about for years. Head...

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Video: I hate being gay -- but I luvvvvvvvs me some Tyra, girl!

A few weeks back, I, Jeremy, told you how I was asked to participate in a "Tyra Banks Show" episode on gay for pay porn stars, and how I politely declined that invite. Well yesterday, that same show aired an...

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02/02/2009

GetToKnowUs(ButNotDuringThe)First(Down).org

We've already lived through one controversy involving the Get To Know Us First organization, with Los Angeles ABC affiliate initially rejecting then eventually accepting 30-second ad spots that feature gay families. But now these same ads are embroiled in another...

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01/28/2009

GLAAD LAAD to exit PAAD

GLAAD has announced that after three and half years of service, president Neil Giuliano will be stepping down from his post sometime in coming year: "I have informed the national board of directors of my decision to step down as...

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01/27/2009

Just GLAAD to be nominated, 2009

The GLAAD staffers are dusting off their tuxes and chilling the champagne. But don't get too excited -- it's not because we've achieved marriage equality in all fifty states and so their every weekend is now a gay nuptial bonanza....

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01/21/2009

Video: Two strangers picked to live in an LGBT-inclusive house

GLAAD has posted another in their series of interviews with the cast of "The Real World: Brooklyn," with their latest featuring former military man Ryan and extremely metrosexual Mormon Chet. They are representatives of the precious "movable middle" with whom...

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01/13/2009

Video: Her show, feelings, and idenity are all 'Real'

Later today we will see how "Dr. Phil" handles the gender identity discussion. And we've already been annoyed by Focus on the Family's pre-air video, in which they convey what they want viewers to take away from the transgender discussion....

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01/07/2009

GLAAD issues annual MAAD list; Palin demands a recount

Bill O'Reilly California's Yes on Proposition 8 Campaign Greg Gutfeld (Host, "Red Eye," FOX News Channel) James Dobson (Founder, Focus on the Family) Jim Quinn (Host, "The War Room With Quinn & Rose," Clear Channel) John Gibson (Host, "The John...

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12/09/2008

The sanctity of marrying gay rights with Osama Bin Laden

Earlier today, we pointed you to yet another instance of onetime singer Pat Boone crooning his favorite tune of recent: The one in which he compares gays to "jihadists" and "terrorists." And while that mention was kooky yet mostly silly-seeming,...

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11/03/2008

A GLAAD groom

We want to say a quick congrats to our pal Damon Romine, the Entertainment Media Director of GLAAD. In Palm Springs over the weekend, Damon (on left) got hitched to his partner Charles Robbins: Damon Romine and Charles Robbins [NY...

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09/23/2008

TV '08: GLAAD celebrates sweet 16

And now in "look how far we've come since Billy Crystal in 'Soap'" news: GLAAD reports that for the upcoming fall season, 16 of the 616 regular characters on broadcast network programs will be LGBT. That is more than than...

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08/18/2008

GLAAD-Newpaper Editors celebrate loving commitment

This happy announcement just came to us from the good folks at GLAAD: Marking the six-year anniversary of its Announcing Equality campaign, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced that 1,049 daily U.S. newspapers now accept wedding...

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07/14/2008

GLAAD, ABC, LGBT: One acronym applauds another for embracing a third

The GLAAD organization describes their Network Responsibility Index as an evaluation of the quantity, quality and diversity of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on television. And for the second year in a row, ABC has taken...

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07/02/2008

'cock' tease riles GLAAD

The folks at GLAAD are issuing a warning against the film Hancock, saying the surefire box office hit contains an unchecked anti-gay slur. This from GLAAD's CineQueer blog: At approximately 24 minutes into the film, while Jason Bateman’s PR whiz...

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06/26/2008

Beam me up, Neil Giuliano

At this Sunday's NYC Pride parade, George Takei and his betrothed, Brad Altman, will march with the GLAAD contingent: Newly Engaged George Takei (Star Trek/Heroes) and Brad Altman to Join GLAAD in NYC Pride March on Sunday [GLAAD] Though not...

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06/24/2008

'30 Days' gives pass to Foe o' Gays; GLAAD UNHAAPY

The Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg is an anti-gay activist whose truth-stretches we've challenged on here a number of times (like when he suggested we should "export homosexuals from the United States"). But while we recognize that nothing Mr. Sprigg...

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03/18/2008

I'd like to thank the aGLAADamedy

This just in from the Department of People Who Get Awards For Not Being Shitty To Gay Folks: The 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented last night in NYC. For a list of which tolerant lad and lass won...

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03/17/2008

GLAAD moves to Tim Gunn's home

In the past, the show has been aired on the explicitly LGBT-centric Logo network. However, the folks at GLAAD have announced that this year, their annual Media Awards soiree will instead be broadcast on the gay-ish Bravo net: BRAVO AND...

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01/21/2008

Just GLAAD to be nominated: 2008

It's that time of year again, kids -- GLAAD Media Awards nominations announcement day! The day queer-inclusive entertainment and news outlets wait for all year. Or, well, okay -- maybe not ALL year. But at least for the part of...

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10/09/2007

Video: Dr O'Malley prescribes respect

This is a new GLAAD video in support of National Coming Out Day (10/11): TR Knight: National Coming Out Day PSA Right on. And it's nice to hear T.R. get to have a moment to share his thoughts without his...

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09/27/2007

Fun with headline inaccuracy

This headline comes from the website of the Southeast Missourian: This headline comes from our bitchy asses: GLADD study: Gay characters decline on network TV series [SEMissourian]

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09/24/2007

TV losing more 'Will' with every passing year

In their annual analysis of queer representation on network television, the kids over at GLAAD are dismayed to find that there will be only 7 regular LGBT characters on primetime scripted TV this season (down from both the 2006 and...

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08/17/2007

Pool cue 'Vitoed'; GLAAD no longer MAAD

Earlier this week, we told you how the folks at GLAAD were lashing out against "A Cue To Die For," a pool cue that was being marketed by "Sopranos" actor Joseph Gannascoli, playing up on the fact that his on-screen...

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08/14/2007

Gays GLAAD to be deemed nominatable

As you might have heard by now, the folks at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will for the first time allow LGBT media outlets to submit themselves for consideration for a 2008 GLAAD Media Award. This changes its...

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Perhaps you should have 'Vitoed' this one, Joe

You might remember that in the sixth season of "The Sopranos," gay character Vito was brutally whacked with a pool cue (Possibly NSFW): Like so many other of the HBO show's scenes, this one was disturbing because of the cold,...

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