On the term “she-male,” glaad has issued similar condemnations.
Accusations of transphobia flooded in, glaad complained, and a petition circulated imploring TLC not to rerun the episode.
Meanwhile advocacy groups like glaad help rid our larger culture of hidden biases and bigotry.
When Roland and I spoke, he told me no one from glaad had called to talk with him before they called for his head.
glaad (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), noted one participant, is a great model for a sovereign arbiter.
Martin has apologized, saying he meant no offense, and met with the glaad organization on Tuesday.
glaad even does an annual ranking of networks (PDF) based on how much each is contributing to the positive image of gays.
Despite claims from the right, Alec Baldwin was indeed criticized publicly by glaad for his comments.
It sounded heartfelt and returned him to the good graces of glaad, the gay-rights group that had originally called for his firing.
“The mistakes made in this segment should not be repeated,” glaad associate director of communications Nick Adams wrote.