National People of Color Media Institute

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, was proud to launch the Media Training Institute, funded by the Arcus Foundation and created specifically for people of color who are LGBT or LGBT allies. The Institute consisted of a two-day, advanced spokesperson training program in Los Angeles from May 20 – May 22, 2011 and in New York from July 22 – July 24 where GLAAD staff, leading journalists and commentators and key media trainers developed Institute participants in the areas of framing and messaging for on-camera and radio interviews. The program was limited to 25-30 people, and participants receive ongoing support, coaching and training from GLAAD staff, including quarterly progress reviews.