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Friday, 09 October 2015 22:04

GLAAD Looks At LGBT Visibility In The World

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GLAAD, the organization which aims to develop the visibility of the LGBT community in the media in United States, embarks on International LGBT visibility!

Indeed, we often speak of the organization and its work in the United States through its reports, such as the «Where Are We» report on the visibility of the community on television, but GLAAD also works to internationally develop.

So the group decided to expand its field of activity against injustice and lack of visibility of LGBT people worldwide.

Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO and president of GLAAD, said:  «For 30 years, GLAAD has worked to reshape the way Americans think about LGBT people, building understanding through visibility and increasing acceptance across the nation.

«Now, as LGBT people around the world continue to face great injustice, GLAAD is expanding its global footprint to support the tremendous work of LGBT activists across the globe. Together, we will accelerate acceptance for LGBT people everywhere.»

The group has already taken action in several countries. It has helped the Irish LGBT activists to push equal marriage, it actively supports Russian, Chinese and Nigerian LGBT people in their fight for equality.

Its expansion across Europe will be particularly marked by the extent of its campaign against bullying of LGBT youth in the UK. Thus, during the Spirit Day to be held on October 15, 2015, events, but also meetings, will be organised in London.

«This is a timely and vital step forward to bring GLAAD’s critical work to the international community in a meaningful and powerful way. As a British Citizen, I am deeply proud GLAAD choose the United Kingdom to base our international operations. From London GLAAD will be able to help promote positive portrayals of LGBT people in the media – not only across the UK, but across Europe and further afield,» Anthony Watson, a member of GLAAD's board of directors, said.


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