GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Team not only works with entertainment-related media platforms to encourage fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of LGBT people, but also to combat problematic content and instances of defamation in these industries. This process involves reading scripts, viewing rough cuts, pitching story ideas, consulting with writers and producers, working with talent to better inform them about portraying LGBT characters, and arranging entertainment-related events and panels. GLAAD also promotes LGBT-inclusive projects through GLAAD’s newsroom, social media, the weekly LGBT TV listings, “Must-See LGBT TV,” and through its annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs
Ray Bradford, Director of Programs – Entertainment Media
Megan Townsend, Strategist – Entertainment Media
Entertainment Media Interns
GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Interns join the Programs Team in researching and monitoring LGBT-inclusive content on television and in film. They assist in conducting research for the Studio Responsibility Index, Where We Are on TV report, and contribute to GLAAD’s newsroom.
California Institute of the Arts – Class of 2016
Biola University – Class of 2016
University of Southern California – Class of 2017
Emerson College – Class of 2016
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.