Blogs by Ross Murray, Director of News
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This month's cover of Sports Illustrated features Red Sox player and World Series MVP David Ortiz with three officers who responded to the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The Dallas Voice reported that one of those officers, Javier Pagan, was gay and Boston Police Department’s liaison to the GLBT community.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is advancing through the Senate and onto the House. And while this important legislation is gathering significant media attention, the inclusion of protections based on gender identity been missing in the news coverage.
It was announced that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has the sixty votes needed to safely pass the Senate. President Obama is urging congress to pass ENDA. However, the legislation seems doomed in the House.
Tomorrow night, Angels of Change is hosting their annual calendar release and runway show at the Arena Nightclub in Los Angeles.
Following the passage of the Schools Success and Opportunity Act, anti-transgender organizations like the Pacific Justice Institute have fabricated stories in order to scare people into opposing fair treatment for transgender students.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with representatives of a coalition of Russian LGBT organizations during his Sochi visit, offering a meeting in Lausanne instead. LGBT activists in Russia see this decision as yet another indicator that the Sochi Olympics are far from being a platform to uphold and promote the Olympic values.