Organizational records of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), 1985-2009, and primarily of the Media Monitoring
and Response Committee, 1992-2011. The committee collected materials regarding LGBT defamation in the media, used email mailing
lists to inform the LGBT community, and organized campaigns against people and institutions spreading anti-LGBT views. The
records include meeting agendas, email mailing lists, and project files, including extensive records documenting GLAAD's campaign
against Dr. Laura Schlessinger.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) was formed in New York City in 1985 to protest the
New York Post's sensationalized AIDS news coverage. Concerned with issues of representation in the media, GLAAD began putting pressure on
media organizations small and large to end defamatory and prejudicial reporting. The Los Angeles chapter was formed in 1988
to broaden GLAAD's scope to target negative representations of LGBT people in movies and television. The New York and Los
Angeles chapters merged in 1994, with other city chapters joining soon thereafter. Functioning as one of its primary strategic
programs, the Media Monitoring and Response Committee collected materials regarding LGBT defamation in the media, used email
mailing lists to inform the LGBT community, and organized campaigns against people and institutions spreading anti-LGBT views.
9.6 linear feet.
5 archive boxes + 5 archive flat boxes + 2 archive cartons
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