|LGBTQ Media and
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365Gay.com - daily online news source with gay news and current affairs from around the world. Based in Toronto, Canada. http://365Gay.com
bloomingOUT / WFHB Bloomington Community Radio: a community radio weekly lgbtiq radio/podcast radio show hosted by Helen Harrell & Sean Lemieux, Carol Fischer, producer. bloomingOUT can be heard every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm EST on 91.3FM - 98.1FM - 100.7FM - 106.3FM or on the web. Address: 108 W. 4th St., Bloomington, IN 47402; Cell: 812-325-7870; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; To download the latest show or podcast - website: http://wfhb.org/bloomingout/
The Commercial Closet - dedicated to charting the evolving worldwide portrayals of the LGBT community in one of the most powerful cultural media of our time – mainstream advertising. The project proactively reaches out to ad agencies, corporations and the world-at-large to create change through reflection on its collection. http://www.commercialcloset.org/
Note - GLSEN' s The Commercial Closet Student Viewing Guide - pdf file linked from http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/958.html introduces educators and students to basic media literacy concepts and ads from The Commercial Closet's online collection, and helps them to use those tools in analyzing advertising that depicts LGBT people and issues. There are over 100 ads representing gay youth on the Commercial Closet's site here: http://www.commercialcloset.org/cgi-bin/iowa/themes.html?theme=4
GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) - dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. http://www.glaad.org/
How Youth Media Can Help Combat Homophobia Among American Teenagers: A study by Rodger Streitmatter and Van M. Cagle; from GLAAD (the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). http://www.glaad.org/documents/csms/YouthReport.pdf (pdf format) which Includes:
- Young readers prefer stories that are written by a young gay person, followed by those written by someone close to a gay person, such as a gay man’s teenage sister, over those written in a third person, more journalistic style.
- Young readers did NOT necessarily prefer articles about gay people that were short and easy to read ... they could handle complexity!
- Young readers and TV viewers did NOT have more positive reactions to gay people they perceive to be physically attractive ... they could handle the ordinary, non-model!
- Young readers did NOT prefer articles about gender-normative LGBT people ... they could handle gender transgression!
- Young readers did NOT have the most positive reactions to stories of LGBT people surviving bigotry ... they don't need to see LGBT peers as victims!
- Young readers relate best to courage and honesty and those characteristics trump their perceptions of less attractiveness or gender-nonconformity.
- "Today’s young television viewers are generally supportive of gay and lesbian rights. They do not consider homosexuality to be morally wrong but see it as a fully acceptable way of life. They believe that gay people should be allowed to live openly and without fear of prejudice or mistreatment."
- "Young television viewers are more comfortable with a gay or lesbian character (or real gay person, in the case of “The Real World”) if those viewers perceive that person as having struggled to accept his or her sexuality."
- Contrary to some adults' expectations, young TV viewers felt comfortable not only with dialogue about being gay but ALSO with physical contact (hugging, hand-holding, kisses).
Media Coverage of Transgendered and Transsexual People - Recommendations from GEA for the proper coverage of transgender/transsexual news stories. http://www.gender.org/resources/dge/gea01007.pdf (pdf format)
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA) - an organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members. http://www.nlgja.org/
Talking About - GLAAD's awesome series (for the media and the rest of us) including Talking About Suicide and LGBT Populations Learn how not to inadvertently encourage copy-cat suicide attempts and how to explain the problem of hate crimes. All these short, downloadable pamphlets are VERY useful for LGBTQ folks and allies who are about to give an interview to the press. See them all here: http://www.glaad.org/talkingabout
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