Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which has been operating since 1987, working directly with the news, entertainment, and social media to ensure that stories focusing on the "LGBT community" are presented in a way they are happy with.[1][2]



GLAAD's mission statement is as follows,

"The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality."[1]


In 2008 GLAAD had $12,103,830 in assets, receiving $14,178,095 in revenue and support. In 2009 they had $10,706,126 in assets, receiving $5,346,873 in revenue and support.[3]



The following have worked on the staff:[4]

Board of Directors

The following serve on the board:[6]


Premiere Partners

The following are premiere partners with GLAAD, each of whom contributes over $200,000 annually.


  1. 1.0 1.1 GLADD: Mission Statement (accessed on Jan. 17, 2010)
  2. GLADD: History (accessed on Jan. 17, 2010)
  3. GLADD: Financial Statement - 12/31/09
  4. GLADD: Staff (accessed on Jan. 17, 2011)
  5. GLAAD: Press Contacts (accessed on Jan. 17, 2010)
  6. GLAAD: National Board of Directors (accessed on Jan. 17, 2011)