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GLAAD on James Dobson resignation: Remember his 'history of false and defamatory claims' about gay people

GLAAD news release:

STATEMENT BY GLAAD PRESIDENT NEIL G. GIULIANO ON RESIGNATION OF JAMES DOBSON AS CHAIRMAN OF FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

New York, February 27, 2009 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today responded to the resignation of James Dobson, head of the anti-gay Focus on the Family ministry.

"For more than 20 years, James Dobson has used his expansive, well-funded media platform to promote defamatory and false information about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people," said Neil G. Giuliano, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "As Dobson resigns from his role as chairman, it is important to remember his history of false and defamatory claims about our community. GLAAD urges the media to not allow Dobson to turn today's news into yet another media platform for him to advance his intolerant divisive attacks on gay and lesbian Americans and their families."

About GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.

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