- Category: News
- Published on Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:40
- Written by Lara Landis
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GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, did not respond to episode of House, M.D., that featured an Asexual couple. Members of the Asexual community wondered why GLAAD did not issue a response to the Fox network and the producers of House after the January 23 episode aired. David Jay, founder of AVEN, and Sara Beth Brooks, founder of the Asexual Awareness Week committee, attempted to contact GLAAD representatives at Creating Change 2012.
The Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation currently suffers from an organizational vacuum. Neither Jay nor Brooks knew who the current media contact was. The organization's presidency is currently vacant. Brooks said that GLAAD in the state of disarray.
"Yes! Looking to connect with @glaad at #cc12 to talk about @HOUSEonFOX," wrote David Jay on Twitter. Jay was responding to a question posed by a member of the Asexual News staff.
The Asexual Awareness Week committee created a petition on Change.org that has collected over 1000 signatures. The petition asks the producer of House, Greg Yaitanes, to reconsider the show's portrayal of Asexuality.