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Brett Ratner to Receive GLAAD Award

Staff writer Lesley Goldberg’s lede in The Hollywood Reporter sums it up perfectly:

A year and a half after a gay slur effectively cost him a gig producing the Oscars, Brett Ratner has come full circle.

Indeed; and just as loudly as we suspect Eddie Murphy would have been applauded as host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, this path to redemption by Ratner deserves all the plaudits it will receive. On March 16 in New York at the GLAAD Media Awards, Ratner will accept the organization’s first-ever Ally Award and also take the opportunity to debut some “Coming Out for Equality” PSAs he made for the organization.

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Herndon Graddick Elected New GLAAD President

Following a nationwide search, former television producer Herndon Graddick was named the new president of GLAAD Saturday by the national board of directors.

Graddick was hired in 2010 as GLAAD’s vice president of programs and communications, leading the organization’s media initiatives — including the “Stand Up For Ellen” campaign after the online activist group One Million Moms attempted to get Ellen DeGeneres fired as J.C. Penney spokesperson because of her sexual orientation.

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