Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

We know that what people watch on TV or read in their newspaper shapes how they view and treat the gay⁠ , lesbian⁠ , bisexual⁠ and transgender⁠ people around them. And we have a responsibility to make sure those images foster awareness, understanding and respect.

When media images of our lives are fair, accurate and inclusive, we find ourselves increasingly welcomed into a society that respects difference. When they're not -- when stereotypes and misinformation pollute the well of cultural acceptance -- we become vulnerable to anti-gay forces working to create a world in which we do not exist.

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