News - June 1996

Immediate Media Activation now available through web site

LOS ANGELES, CA -- May 8, 1996 -- The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched the GLAADAlert on the World Wide Web, which will allow its members and others in the gay and lesbian community to respond directly to the media on an immediate basis by providing detailed information on activations.

"We are much more interactive with the GLAADAlert on the World Wide Web. We are providing pre-written messages that visitors either send or edit to personalize to their liking," said Loren Javier, GLAAD's Director of Information Systems, "This makes responding to the media as easy as pressing a button and is arm chair activism at its best. We are encouraging our members to take advantage of it."

The first GLAADAlert was posted on GLAAD's Web site on Monday, May 6, 1996 and will be updated every other week or as developing conditions warrant. To utilize the GLAADAlert on the Web, go to http://www.glaad.org/glaad/alert.

GLAAD's Web site is located at http://www.glaad.org.

Subscription to e-mail and fax distribution of the GLAADAlert is also available by contacting Loren Javier at javier@glaad.org.

GLAAD is a national organization that promotes fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity.

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