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May 26, 2005

GLAAD Stands With Workers

In solidarity with the workers fighting for a new contract at the Westin St Francis in San Francisco, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has moved its Media Awards ceremony to a new venue They have taken this action knowing they may lose money on the decision:

By moving the 2005 Media Awards to a neutral site, we believe we are acting in the best interests of the larger community.

We are pleased to have the wholehearted support of our Board in taking this step, even as we recognize that the decision entails significant financial risks on GLAAD's part. We simply cannot know at this juncture whether we will recover the additional costs involved in mounting the event at the new location, or whether a failure to do so will come at a cost to the programs it has been designated to fund.

We have, instead, elected to act on what we do know–that in this as in all situations, GLAAD must be guided by its foundational commitment to the pursuit of fairness and equality for all. Finally, that must be our bottom line.

Justice and solidarity as "the bottom line."

Now that's a motto more organizations should live by.

Posted by Nathan at May 26, 2005 07:53 AM