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Finding Aid to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Records, 1985-2011 Coll2012.173
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
9.6 linear feet. 5 archive boxes + 5 archive flat boxes + 2 archive cartons
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.