This weekend over forty major corporations and organizations will help present the 27th GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards. The annual event is held with the purpose of recognizing efforts to promote LGBT issues in media and entertainment. According to the event website, all proceeds from the GLAAD Media Awards are used to support the organization’s “culture-changing” work.
2nd Vote’s research team has taken a deep look into GLAAD’s history and found that much of the organization’s work focuses on training media outlets on the terminology and strategies used to cover their issue advocacy, especially on the issues of marriage and religious liberty.
In recent years and months, GLAAD has:
While the corporate sponsors of the Media Awards help fund GLAAD’s grassroots efforts to push an agenda that erodes religious liberties and traditional values, they also support GLAAD’s development of strategies to shape the terms of debate in the media.
GLAAD has devoted an entire resource page dedicated to delivering talking points for the 2016 election as a resource for allies in the press. Beyond efforts to frame their liberal position on marriage and so-called ‘Bathroom Bills’, GLAAD is giving reporters suggestions on practices to undermine voter ID laws.
The following entities are listed as partners on the GLAAD Media Awards homepage and help support this liberal organization’s ability to advance its agenda on a national scale:
Many of these corporations are scored by 2nd Vote. Come to our blog for links to the scorepages for these companies and many more.