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GLAAD Up In Arms Over NBC Wedding Contest

 

CALL TO ACTION:

Gay and Lesbian People Need Not Apply: Call on NBC to Stop Today Show’s "Modern Day Wedding Contest" from Denying Gay and Lesbian Couples the Right to Participate

NBC’s Today Show is taking applications for its "Modern Day Wedding Contest" through Friday, July 9th. The winning couple will be awarded a wedding to be broadcast live on the Today Show in October and an all-expense paid honeymoon.  Unfortunately, the network has set up rules that deny committed gay and lesbian couples the ability to participate. 

An excerpt from Today’s Facebook page reads: "TODAY is throwing a modern day wedding! Whether your love blossomed over the Internet or you met the old-fashioned way, we want to hear from you!"  Read more about the contest.

GLAAD contacted the network last week to find out why its application listed only "bride" and "groom" as options for applicants since the Today Show welcomed same-sex couples to apply to its "Hometown Wedding Contest" in years past. Good As You blog alerted us to the application problem.

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HELP US AND TAKE ACTION NOW!

Contact NBC
Please contact NBC and urge the network to open Today’s "Modern Day Wedding" Contest to same-sex couples. Call on NBC to demonstrate a commitment to fairness and inclusion by providing equal opportunity to qualified gay and straight couples alike. 

By sharing your story and sending an e-mail to producers, you are sending an important message to NBC and all Americans: that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same opportunities to celebrate our love and commitment.

Tell NBC YOUR Story
Since NBC's Today Show is excluding same-sex couples from applying to its "Modern Day Wedding Contest,” GLAAD invites you to "apply" to us and share your personal story of love.  We will compile the stories of committed same-sex couples, share them on our blog and forward them to NBC.

 

About GLAAD:
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (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. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.



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