Friday, November 21, 2008

My Take on GLAAD

The 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
 My problem with Glaad is that they only concern themselves with A+ List of the GLBT Community, and all other members of the GLBT community doesn't matter then a high press coverage of some type of murder or bashing of a young GLBT member. Then they want to play with the C and D Listers.

When they hold their little events its always in the same places, NY City, South Florida, San Francisco and Los Angeles where only the high and Rich A listers live. They really don't care for the others in our community at all. GLAAD is nothing more than a PR Campaign Group. Only supporting those in the community that can give large amount of money to them in turn to make them look good.
“Thank GLAAD It’s Friday”, is heading back to South Florida this Friday, November 21st for our third and final event in 2008. Continually introducing new audiences to GLAAD’s work, TGIF creates informal social environments, great for networking and mingling with like-minded individuals.

TGIF South Florida Series Passes are $35 and grant access to the final South Florida event, including 2 hours of cocktails from our ABSOLUT® hosted bar, chances to win one of our nightly prizes, meet our special guests, entitle you to a one-year membership with GLAAD and you’ll also be entered into our grand prize drawing for 2 VIP tickets to the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards!
I can understand holding a event for a good cause, but a social networking, is a cause that I would want to pay $35 to attend, just to get some free drinks. Why not a open event where the drinks cost.

Lets talk about their awards:
  1. Davidson/Valentini Award
  2. Golden Gate Award
  3. Pioneer Award
  4. Excellence in Media Award
  5. Vito Russo Award
  6. Stephen F. Kolzak Award
  7. Vanguard Award
  8. Valentia Award
  9. Visibilidad Award
Each one of these Award have been won mostly by Actors/Actress.  Most of who have play gay roles. Wow giving str8 people award for playing gay.

It would seem that the only award the Pioneer Award is where true members of our community has won.

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