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

#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Brian Martin

In 2013, Brian Martin was harassed and fired from his job in Atlanta. He continues to share his story, even as he has found a much more accepting workplace.

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Photos: Matthew Shepard's parents advocating in Russia for LGBT equality

GLAAD has photos of Matthew Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis, and the new documentary, Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, to Russia to participate in the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival.

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#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin

The ‪#‎justice4krisandmollie movement has continued to grow. Local media continues the coverage, and national media is starting to pay attention for the first time in two years.

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Serving up #SouthernStories this #GivingTuesday: Stephen Lovegrove

All this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, GLAAD is sharing some of the stories behind #SouthernStories. Today, take a look at the story of Stephen Lovegrove, of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Matthew Shepard's family bringing powerful story to Russia

Matthew Shepard's family is bringing their story to Russia in a powerful new documentary film, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.

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Country music star Ty Herndon comes out, knows he is loved by God

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, country music star Ty Herndon has come out as gay. The wide ranging interview encompasses Herndon's childhood, his struggle with accepting his sexual orientation, his career in the country music industry, his strong faith, and his hope for LGBT youth.

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IOC president recommends adding 'sexual orientation' to Olympic non-discrimination policy

This morning, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced 40 recommendations that "lay out the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement." Among the recommendations is the addition of "sexual orientation" to the IOC's non-discrimination statement.

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State papers call for marriage equality in South Carolina

After a federal judge stuck down South Carolina's ban on marriage equality, state newspapers have now called for the state to stop fighting and begin to enact marriage equality.

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