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GLAAD Drops “Gay & Lesbian” From Name, Will Now Be Knowm As GLAAD. Huh?

GLAADGLAAD has officially ended the usage of their full name, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation as not to alienate transsexuals. So from now on they will be known just by their old letters GLAAD.

“It is a natural progression that reflects the work GLAAD’s staff is already leading,” said [spokesman Wilson] Cruz. “We respect and honor the full name that the organization was founded with, but GLAAD’s work has expanded beyond fighting defamation to changing the culture. Our commitment to marriage equality, employment nondiscrimination, and other LGBT issues is stronger than ever, and now our name reflects our work on transgender issues as well as our work with allies.”

Okay.  Now I am not being transphobic here but is this absolutely the stupidest thing that you ever heard of?

Remember two years ago the Gay and Lesbian Task Forced dropped the “gay” and “lesbian” to just the Task Force.

It is a very sad day when the words Gay and Lesbian are deemed inappropriate so a “company” can brand itself to be more mainstream and inclusive to make more money.

But perhaps in a way its a good thing.

After all what intelligent, self-respecting gay, lesbian, or transsexual wants to be associated with a bunch of gAy-list  ass kissing starfuckers.



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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2 thoughts on “GLAAD Drops “Gay & Lesbian” From Name, Will Now Be Knowm As GLAAD. Huh?”

  1. Lots of companies do the same one their primary business widens more in scope. For instance, KFC no longer stands for kentucky Fried Chicken: it’s just KFC. I wouldn’t read anything sinister in it.

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