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Finding Aid to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Records, 1985-2011 Coll2012.173
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  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Separated Materials note
  • Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.173
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.6 linear feet. 5 archive boxes + 5 archive flat boxes + 2 archive cartons
    Date (inclusive): 1985-2011
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
    Because the collection of mass mailings from anti-gay groups from 2006-2007 lacked correspondence, notes, or any other organizational context, the materials were separated to the ONE Archives subject files collection.

    Scope and Contents note

    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 records include meeting agendas, email mailing lists, media releases, correspondence, and assorted project files, including the project files documenting GLAAD's campaign against Dr. Laura Schlessinger. The project files include clippings and correspondence as well as content on audiocassette, CD, and DVD. To a lesser extent, the records document the activities of the board and its board members, GLAAD publications, and the annual GLAAD Media Awards. Graphic materials primarily comprises photographs of GLAAD protests and public appearances from 1999-2000.

    Administrative History

    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.
    Schlager, Neil, editor. Gay and Lesbian Almanac. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.
    Boxes 1 and 2, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Records, Coll2012-173, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Records, Coll2012-173, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Separated Materials note

    BOOKS (separated to the ONE Archives book library)
    Allen, Tom. A Closer Look at Dr. Laura: On Target or Off the Wall? Camp Hill, PA: Horizon Books, 1998.
    Bane, Vickie L. Dr. Laura, the Unauthorized Biography: A Revealing Look at the Hidden Life of Radio Phenomenon Dr. Laura Schlessinger. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
    Bruce, Tammy. The New Thought Police: Inside the Left’s Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2001.
    Cohen, Richard. Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality. Winchester, VA: Oakhill Press, 2000.
    Maher, Bridget, ed. The Family Portrait: A Compilation of Data, Research and Public Opinion on the Family. Washington, D.C.: Family Research Council, 2004.
    Schlessinger, Laura C. Parenthood By Proxy: Don’t Have them If You Won’t Raise Them. New York: Cliff Street Books, 2000.
    Schlessinger, Laura C. and Rabbi Stewart Vogel. The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God’s Laws in Everyday Life. New York: Harper Perennial, 1999.
    Sprigg, Peter, and Timothy Dailey, ed. Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows about Homosexuality. Washington D.C.: Family Research Council, 2004.
    PERIODICALS produced by GLAAD (separated to the ONE Archives periodical collection)
    GLAAD Dispatch, v.3, no.5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 (May, June, July, August 1996; April, May 1997); v.4, no.5, 7 (August, October 1997)
    GLAAD Images (May/June 1996, November 2000, Summer 2001)
    GLAAD Media Circle Spotlight (56 issues 1998-2003)
    GLAADnotes, v.2, no.1-4 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter 2000)
    GLAAD Reports and GLAAD/LA Reports (22 publications from 1990-1995)
    PERIODICALS produced by Focus on the Family (separated to the ONE Archives periodical collection)
    Breakaway (February- August, October-December 2007; January 2008)
    Brio (February-August, October-December 2007)
    Brio and Beyond (February- August, October, December 2007; January 2008)
    Citizen (September, October 2006; February, April-December 2007)
    Focus on the Family (September, December 2006; January- August, October, November 2007; January 2008)
    Focus on the Family—Parents (March-June, August, October, December 2007)
    Plugged In, v.12, no.2- 8, 10, 12; v.13, no.1 (February- August, October, December 2007; January 2008)
    PERIODICALS (separated to the ONE Archives periodical collection)
    The Advocate, no. 613, 805, 899 (October 6, 1992; February 15, 2000; September 30, 2003)
    Alliance Defense Fund Briefing, v.14, no.4 (November 2007)
    American Family Association Journal (August, September, October 2005; July 2006; February, March, June 2007; January 2008)
    Dr. Laura Perspective (August-December 1999; January-March, May, July, August-December 2000; January-December 2001; January-June, October, December 2002)
    enCourager, v.3, no.1 (January/February 1997)
    thECable (Fall 2002)
    The Exodus Impact, v.4, no.9, 12 (September, December 2006); v.5, no.1 (February 2007)
    EXP Magazine, no.26 (July 21 – August 3, 2006)
    Faith and Family Values (November 2005-February 2006; March-April, July-August, September-October 2006)
    Family Voice (September-October 2006)
    For Faith and Family Magazine (July-August 2004)
    Freedom from Homosexuality, no.4
    GO NYC (February 2003). Includes photographs of a Chicago event benefiting GLAAD
    Hero, no.11 (October 2000)
    Intelligence Report, no.117 (Spring 2005) [cover story]
    Lambda Report, v.1. no.7 (December-January 1993-1994); v.2, no.1, 2, 3, 4 (Spring, June, July, August 1994).
    The New Republic (December 25, 2006) [cover story]
    Record: Newsletter of Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. (Summer 2002)
    Touched by Grace (Fall 2006)
    Traditional Values, v.23, no.1, 2, 3 (March-April, May-June, August-September 2005)
    Washington Watch, v.8, no.2 (November 1996); v.11, no.7, 10 (April, September 2000); v.12, no.6, 7, 10 (April, May, September 2001); v.13, no.3, 4, 6 (December 2001; February, May 2002); v.17, no.9 (October 2006); v.18, no.1-10 (January, February, March 2007)
    The Weekly Standard (May 15, 2006) [cover story]
    FOLDERS (mass mailings separated for the ONE Archives subject file collection)
    Alliance Defense Fund, 2007 [2 folders]
    American Center for Law and Justice, 2007 [3 folders]
    American Family Association, 2007 [2 folders]
    Anti-gay organizations, 2006-2007
    Campaign for Children and Family, 2007
    Concerned Women for American, 2007 [2 folders]
    Declaration Alliance, 2007
    Family Research Council, 2004-2007 [5 folders]
    Focus on the Family, 2006-2007 [3 folders]
    National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
    REPORTS, RESEARCH PAPERS, AND COURT DOCUMENTS (separated to the ONE Archives manuscript collection)
    Badgett, Lee. "Income Inflation: The Myth of Affluence among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Americans." The Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 1998.
    Bain, Michael, and Joe De Angeles. "The Arsenal of Antigay Discourses". Boise State University. Presented at the 1995 International Communication Association Conference. May 25-29, 1995.
    Butler, Amy C. "Trends in Same-Gender Sexual Partnering." 1988-1998.
    "Calculated Compassion: How the Ex-Gay Movement Serves the Right’s Attack on Democracy." Political Research Associates, the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Equal Partners in Faith. October 1998.
    "Challenging the Ex-Gay Movement: An Information Packet." Political Research Associates, the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Equal Partners in Faith. December 1998.
    Cramer, Judith. "Gay Games IV: A Look at the Coverage by Two New York Newspapers." Submitted to the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Interest Group at the 1995 International Communication Association Conference. May 25-29, 1995.
    De Angeles, Joseph T. "Examining Strategy and Conflict in Idaho’s 1994 Anti-Gay Initiative: A Critical Discourse Analysis." Boise State University. July 1995.
    Franklin, Karen. "Psychosocial Motivations of Hate Crimes Perpetrators: Implications for Educational Intervention." Presented at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. August 16, 1998.
    Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Court of Civil Appeals (In re. D.H. v. H. H.), 1002045. Supreme Court of Alabama. October term, 2001-2002. [regarding the Roy Moore case]
    Rekers, George A. "Review of Research on Homosexual Parenting, Adoption, and Foster Parenting." University of South Carolina. 2004.
    Rohlfing, Mary E. "Smoke-Screens and Mirrors: The Annihilation of Democracy Via the Attack on Queers." Boise State University. Presented at the 1995 International Communication Association Conference.
    Russell, Stephen T. "Adolescent Sexual Orientation and Suicide Risk: Evidence from a National Study." American Journal of Public Health, v.91, no.8. August 2001.
    Scholibo, Corey. "Shooting Fish in a Barrel: The Hegemonic Assimilation of Gay Men in Contemporary American Television." May 8, 2001.
    Stacey, Judith. "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?" American Sociological Review, v.66. 2001.
    COMICS (separated to the ONE Archives comic book collection)
    Green Lantern, no.154, 155 (photocopies).

    Acquisition

    Donated March 6, 2012, by Charlotte Wells. Supplemented by an April 9, 2012, donation by Adam G. Bass, and a mailed-in April 2013 donation of magazines with LGBT content dated 2010-2011.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series 1. Media Monitoring and Response Committee records, 1992-2009
    Series 2. Board, publication, Media Awards, and graphic materials, 1985-2009

    Related Archival Materials note

    Jehan Agrama Collection on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA), Coll2008-049, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection, Coll2012-163, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    ONE Archives audiovisual collection of GLAAD videotapes.
    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) records, #7669. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation / San Francisco Bay Area, GLC 26, San Francisco Public Library.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Schlessinger, Laura
    Audiocassettes
    Homophobia
    Mass media and gays--United States