Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

Obama at #SOTU: As Americans, we condemn persecution of LGBT people.

Tonight’s State of the Union address marked several mentions of the LGBT community, including growing acceptance of marriage equality, and the historic first mention of bisexual and transgender people.

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Pope Francis called marriage equality "ideological colonization" to destroy family

Pope Francis came out with his strongest comments against marriage equality, calling it, "ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family." His comments came during a visit to the Philippines, and in the midst of a Roman Catholic conversation on marriage and family.

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on marriage equality again

It's possible that the Supreme Court will finally make a nation-wide decision on marriage equality. Today, the court decided to hear arguments in four marriage equality cases.

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Gary Sinise bows out of Legatus summit, followed by Bret Baier and Pete Coors

The conservative Catholic organization Legatus is finding that its extreme and alienating anti-LGBT rhetoric is harming its reputation and ability to retain mainstream speakers. Just this week, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and Molson Coors chairman Pete Coors, have all cancelled appearances at the Legatus annual conference, citing the controversial and extreme positions the organization has taken in regard to the LGBT community.

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#RealLiveTransAdult turns tragedy into solidarity

The tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender girl from Ohio inspired transgender and allied people to share the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult

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GLAAD Global Voices stories from 2014

More than ever, LGBT advocacy took on an international flavor in 2014. Take a look at some of the biggest LGBT stories from 2014.

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Take a look at some GLAAD Southern Stories from 2014

This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.

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VIDEO: Australian couples read your #5DaysOfEquality messages

Thanks to all of you who wished a happy anniversary to 31 Australian couples who were married one year ago, but had their marriages revoked.

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