Prior to the 1980s, representation of LGBTQ people in mainstream media was rare. When LGBTQ people appeared in news or works of fiction, the depictions were often overwhelmingly problematic if not downright homophobic. One reason that has gotten better over the past thirty-plus years is the founding of GLAAD in 1985. The abbreviation stands for Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

GLAAD has a long history of consulting directly with apps and social media platforms on some of their most significant LGBTQ policy..continue reading here