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

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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Supporters rally and call for #justice4krisandmollie

This morning, hundreds rallied in support of anti-LGBT victims Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin outside the courthouse where their attacker had a pre-trial hearing.

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South Carolina's marriage ban unconstitutional, marriages may begin soon

A federal judge has stuck down South Carolina's ban on marriage equality. While South Carolina may appeal, it appears unlikely that the decision to strike down the marriage ban will be reversed.

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Full of Grace explores the real lives of LGBT Catholics

Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics is an interview-based docu-drama that explores the intersection of faith and sexual identity through the first person accounts of LGBT Catholics.

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