The Center on Religion & the Professions, in partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), released a three-year content analysis of broadcast and print news stories on April 12, 2012 that shows a disproportionate number of anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues. The study examined 316 stories citing more than 1,350 sources with a religious identification, a vast majority of which had formal church policies opposing LGBT equality.
CORP Executive Director Debra Mason served as project director for the study, and was assisted by Cathy Ellen Rosenholtz, a Ph.D. candidate in Communications at MU and master’s graduate of the Divinity School at Harvard University.
Read the report in its entirety, and watch this page for news coverage of the study.
Coverage of “Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality”
- Visit GLAAD’s landing page for the study on its website
- Gay Star News’ summary of the report (4/12/12)
- Believe Out Loud’s summary of the report (4/12/12)
- Orlando Sentinel’s The Religion World blog post “Gay organization: anti-LGBT religious voices too loud in news stories” (4/12/12)
- The Rev. Susan Russell’s blog for Huffington Post (4/16/12)
- California Faith for Equality’s summary of the report (April 2012)
- ThinkProgress’s summary of the report, including their related findings about Sunday morning TV news programs (4/20/12)