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

Houston HEROs speak out for non-discrimination ordinance

Houston, Texas could soon pass HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would cover employment, city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employment at businesses with at least 50 employees on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.

Filmmaker talking to NYC congregations about family acceptance, Latino families, and HIV/AIDS

Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.

Newsweek's stories on "ex-gay" movement distance themselves from owner's support for the practice

Last week, Newsweek published two full-length stories on the so-called "ex-gay" movement's decline onehighlighted former "ex-gay" activist, John Paulk, while another told the story of Mathew Shurka, who went through attempts to change his sexual orientation, and is now a vocal critic of the dangerous practice.

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