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GLAAD Gets Involved in Ratings Controversy

Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 19th, 2012

As The Weinstein Company continues its plan of attack to force a change in the R rating given to the documentary BULLY which opens in the next few weeks, a gay rights organization is adding some fuel to the fire. GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, has announced that outspoken anti-bullying advocate Harvey Weinstein will present a Special Recognition Award to high school student Katy Butler at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 24, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Seventeen-year-old Katy Butler launched a campaign last month to advocate that the ‘R’ rating of the upcoming documentary be changed to ‘PG-13.’ “I am proud and honored to present this Award to Katy. Her commitment to this campaign and passion for taking action against bullying is incredibly impressive,” Harvey Weinstein said, in a prepared statement. Weinstein has been a renowned supporter of the LGBT community and previously received the Excellence in Media Award at the 9th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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