GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. Vito Russo was one of the eight founding members of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Writing by Vito
A companion piece to the film, Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader is a two volume collection of Russo's writing, from the birth of the gay and lesbian movement to his death from AIDS in 1990. Russo is best known for The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. Based on his lecture series, the groundbreaking book explored how gay men and lesbians had been represented in film and television.
The project aims is to present comprehensive, complex, human, collective, and individual pictures of the people who have made up ACT UP/New York.
Founded in 1983, the National Association of People with AIDS advocates for the lives and dignity of all people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, especially the more than 1.2 million Americans who live with it today.
A beacon of hope for 29 years, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center builds and supports our community through arts and culture, wellness and recovery, family services and life-saving youth programs designed to foster healthy development in a safe, affirming environment.
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.
Project Inform fights the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics by assuring the development of effective treatments and a cure; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections.
A partnership of Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, this project seeks to collect and preserve negatives and exhibitions prints of landmark LGBT films, and use the collection to educate filmmakers and audiences about moving image archiving and preservation.