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After Florida & Disney, GLAAD Will Grade Film Studios' Political Donations

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Disney made the gays sad, so now GLAAD is mad. After the House of Mouse refused to take a stand on "Don't Say Gay" after having donated to the politicians that presented it, GLAAD has announced that it will start measuring political donations in its rankings system. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement, “No company that chooses silence over allyship should receive high scores from LGBTQ organizations while nearly 200 anti-LGBTQ bills advance in states around the country, often targeting transgender youth. Corporations need to be held accountable for funding politicians that harm LGBTQ people, including their own employees, and for inaction on legislation that they can help defeat.” She continued by calling out Disney specifically saying, “LGBTQ inclusion is not just what happens on screen. The Walt Disney Company and other media companies need to take immediate action in Florida and other states. Entertainment and media companies cannot profit from our stories and stay silent on laws that discriminate against us.”