GLAAD Nominates Atlanta Journal-Constitution For ‘Outstanding’ Use Of ‘Transvestite,’ Ignoring Pride

We've already noted that all it takes to get a GLAAD Media Award nomination is to spit out some piece of gay-related content of middling quality, which explains why GLAAD gave Burlesque the only award nomination it'll receive — not counting its bribe-y Golden Globe nomination — besides its Razzie. But how does that explain GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage" selection of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a newspaper that has both ignored Atlanta's LGBT Pride celebrations (among the largest in the state and country) as well as the community at large, notes GA Voice. Oh, and then there's AJC's use of the word "transvestite" in an article, a practice GLAAD expressly forbids in its style guide. But hey, this is the same Gay Inc. organization that ignored Kirby Dick's Outrage! documentary exposing anti-gay closeted politicians, so really, the nominating standards are already suspect. If you're a glass half-full type, then find solace in GLAAD at least having the good sense not to nominate the Washington Post.


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22nd GLAAD Media Award Noms

RICKY MARTIN 20100603 X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Kids Are All Right, Oprah’s interview with Ricky Martin, and The Advocate are among the nominees for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
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GLAAD Announces 2011 Media Awards Noms, JMG Up For Outstanding Blog

GLAAD has announced the nominations for its 2011 Media Awards, which honor excellence in a broad range of LGBT-related media, including movies, television, theater, newspapers, magazines, and digital journalism. A first-time category this year is Outstanding Blog, for which this here website thingy is nominated! My co-nominees are Bilerico Project, Blabbeando, Pam’s House Blend, and Rod 2.0. All pals of mine! Below is GLAAD’s highlight reel for this year’s nominees in television and film. Click over for the complete listing of nominees in all categories.

Joe. My. God.

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GLAAD Has A Problem With CNN’s On-Air Guest List

CNN, the Time Warner cable news network that regularly grants airtime for hate leaders and certified quacks to legitimize their positions (and also grants airtime for its critics to attack it), has received a nasty little note from GLAAD.


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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 just “agree to disagree.” And we’ve long been annoyed with the way the mainstream media likes to present human beings’ lives, loves, and intrinsic worth as a two-sided, “Crossfire”-style debate (especially when they feature figures like Peter “let’s export and/or criminalize gays” Sprigg, as CNN recently did). Because obviously, a conversation regarding who is and is not supposedly acceptable within our shared spectrum of normalcy is one that transcends politics. Those who castigate LGBT people for virtues no greater than sexual orientation and gender identity are not simply bringing forth a “different viewpoint” — they are working to “cure” what is not broken.

Now, we’re happy to say that GLAAD is turning that notion into a national campaign:

Tell CNN to Make a New Year’s Resolution:

Keep Away From the Anti-Gay Industry
[GLAAD]

We like this effort. It feels perfectly timed.

And if groups like FRC want to respond to this kind of campaign, then they’re eventually going to have to respond to the kinds of things their own fellows have actually said in punditry roles:



*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]



*SOURCE: [MSNBC]

These folks’ abstract messenger-shooting will only go so far. In fact, it’s gone too far already, with too little feet/fire-holding.



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Why Doesn’t GLAAD Bust Porn Studios For Marketing ‘Trannies’ and ‘She-Males’?

Hey porn lovers! The Adult Video Network just named its nominees for Best Transsexual Performer. And though I prefer gay porn, the AVN Awards are like the porn Oscars and so I had to take a look. Most of the movie titles had words like "tranny" and "she-male" which made me wonder, Why is GLAAD not all over the trans-porn industry?

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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 anniversary [AP via Yahoo!]

Befitting the gay age progression, GLAAD office break rooms have ditched the Twinkies and moved on to Bear Claws.



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GLAAD Celebrates 25 Years With A 1-Second Roast Of John McCain

OH SNAP — Chaz Bono attends GLAAD's 25th anniversary party in Los Angeles on Friday night, where guests "hissed at mentions of Anita Bryant, Laura Schlessinger, John McCain and Mel Gibson."


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GLAAD Fetes 25 Years

JARRETT BARRIOS GLAAD X390 / Advocate.comThe Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, with president Jarrett
Barrios (pictured), celebrated its quarter-century birthday at a
star-studded Los Angeles party on Friday evening.
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Query • 11.19.10

What are you thankful for this year?

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Carrie Kouri — “I am thankful this year for having such wonderful friends and a loving family in my life!”

Joe S. Hoselton — “GLAAD…without which we might not be on DVD.”

Carl Smith — “I’m thankful to live in a country where the only thing that can hold me back is myself.”

Ty Pressley — “Friends who can make me laugh no matter how bad my day has been.”

Myrna Roy Collins — “My life partner, my daughters, my granddaughter, my aunts and my mom, and last but surely not least, all my friends.”

Kevin White — “I’m thankful that, as a community nationwide, we are standing up loud and clear against the torment bullying has caused so many children just because they are gay.”

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Have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask?
E-mail it to nash@dallasvoice.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 19, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens