To underscore their committee to transgender issues, GLAAD has officially ended the usage of their full name, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Going forward the group will simply been known as GLAAD. "It is a natural progression that reflects the work GLAAD's staff is already leading," said [spokesman Wilson] Cruz. "We respect and honor the full name that the organization was founded with, but GLAAD's work has expanded beyond fighting defamation to changing the culture.
At the launch of the 2011-2012 television season, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Where We Are on TV report estimates that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted characters represent 2.9% of all...
The organization announced it is formally dropping the ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’ from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization. read more