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About GLAAD’s $80K Blogger Fund

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, whose board members (read: financiers) appear to be fleeing the organization, was supposedly setting up a $80,000 grant fund for LGBT bloggers, although no web scribes can be found who received any of that cash. Which sort of makes sense, since most gay blogs out there criticize GLAAD at least weekly. But! If the money is still somewhere, can we dedicate it a full-time staffer to check the IPs of all the bigoted comments left on these sites? That could be educational and sensational! UPDATE: GLAAD clarifies Michael Petrelis’ report on what the funds were for: “The blog post that Queerty references in this article says that GLAAD received an outside grant to set up a ‘grant fund for LGBT bloggers’ where GLAAD was supposed to delegate funds to LGBT/progressive writers. This is wrong. The grant was not intended or given for this reason. It was given to build GLAAD’s internal capacity to better work with bloggers and to do media advocacy in the digital space. “