Equality Texas Foundation hires GLAAD communications fellow

Posted on 14 Dec 2006 at 7:33pm
By Staff Reports

Molnar hopes to help bolster media efforts during upcoming legislative session and help educate public on LGBT issue



Stephanie L. Molnar

Equality Texas Foundation announced on Wednesday, Dec. 13, that communications professional Stephanie L. Molnar has joined the staff of the LGBT education and research organization.

Molnar, who is the principal of her own firm, has more than 10 years of experience in broad-based communications strategy and tactics, according to Paul E. Scott, executive director of Equality Texas Foundation. He said Molnar will be working on a part-time basis with the organization’s leadership team to bolster media efforts during the upcoming legislative session.

The three-month fellowship is funded by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Molnar will work in Equality Texas Foundation’s offices and have support both from Equality Texas Foundation’s staff and from a member of GLAAD’s Regional Media team.

“It is our hope that hiring an experienced communicator like Stephanie will help us augment our ability to tell the stories of our lives and educate the public on how policies regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans,” Scott said. “It is only by telling our stories that we dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by radical extremists in our state, break down walls of misinformation and increase awareness of the rich diversity within our community.”

Molnar, a longtime volunteer with the foundation, said she is “excited at the prospect of helping Equality Texas Foundation maximize its media presence.”

“As Paul says, it’s about getting the stories of the LGBT community and its allies heard,” she added. “The most carefully crafted message is lost without an audience.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 15, 2006

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