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

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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One year later, MTV follows up with fired gay Christian student

Last year's VMA's inspired Stephen Lovegrove to go public about being a gay Christian, a decision which cost him his job at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. For this year's VMA's, MTV did a follow up with Stephen, diving further into how his life has changed, and some of the causes that are important to him.

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Another judge rules Florida's marriage equality ban unconstitutional

A federal judge in Tallahassee, Florida, has joined the previous rulings of the judges in four counties in declaring the state's ban on marriage equality unconstitutional.

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Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States

Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.

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Jeremy Hooper named to The Advocate's 40 Under 40 list

GLAAD's Special Projects Consultant, Jeremy Hooper has been named to The Advocate's 40 Under 40 list, as a part of the "Emerging Voices" category.

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