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

Michael Sam may be joining the Dallas Cowboys

It was reported that the Cowboys were bringing him in for a physical, with the intention of signing him onto their practice squad.

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LGBT advocate drops case against Jamaica's anti-LGBT law, citing personal safety

Last year, Javed Jaghai brought a lawsuit challenging Jamaica's laws on same-sex relationships, arguing that the laws fuel anti-LGBT violence and violate human rights. Jaghai has now withdrawn his lawsuit, citing a violent backlash.

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This video should make every Christian cringe. What do we do about it?

A video making its way through the internet depicts one of the worst coming out experiences one can have. We hear a mother start with "I love you," and move quickly to kicking her son out of her home, to attacking and beating him.

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ESPN apologizes for Michael Sam shower segment

ESPN aired a problematic segment about openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, in which reporter Josina Anderson spoke with Sam's teammates about his shower habits.

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Commentary and organizing to stand with the people of Ferguson, Missouri

Since the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, we've seen a fair amount of commentary about the community and racism in America. GLAAD has been lifting up black LGBT leaders who have been speaking out.

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7th Circuit to hear marriage cases for Indiana and Wisconsin

People are lining up outside of the 7th Circuit Court in Chicago for hearings in two cases on marriage equality. The cases challenge Indiana and Wisconsin's marriage bans.

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Will Michael Sam make the NFL cut? #SamFans are watching

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, had three sacks in preseason games, but now faces a crucial test. It's the week that the NFL finalizes their rosters, and #SamFans are watching to see if Sam will stay with the Rams, be picked up from another team, or be cut completely from the NFL.

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National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association: Making all reporting better

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association wrapped up their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, this last weekend. The organization, founded in 1990, has been a gathering point for journalists, media professionals, educators, and students to work within the news industry to increase fair and accurate reporting on LGBT people.

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