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

GLAAD and over 25 organizations: FIFA must take action on homophobia in soccer

At the close of the 2014 World Cup, GLAAD was joined by over 25 U.S. and international LGBT and human rights organizations today in a letter to FIFA requesting concrete action to address homophobia in the game and anti-gay chants yelled in the stands.

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GLAAD meets with Newsweek to discuss transgender coverage

Members of GLAAD's News Team met with reporters and editors at Newsweek to talk about transgender news coverage, LGBT story ideas, and information on issues facing transgender people.

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GLAAD's Tiq Milan included in Ebony's 10 Black LGBT trailblazers

Ebony has released a list of 10 rising stars in the Black LGBT community, and GLAAD followers will recognize several names on the list. GLAAD's own Senior Strategist, Tiq Milan was included on this year's list for his advocacy for transgender people, people of color, and youth.

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Utah Attorney General to appeal marriage ruling to Supreme Court

Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, has announced his office will appeal the 10th Circuit Court’s decision last month upholding marriage equality to the U.S. Supreme Court. That circuit decision found that any state ban on marriage equality violated the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples to equal protection and due process. It was the first circuit ruling against marriage bans.

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Al Jazeera America examines what it means to be LGBT and Muslim in the USA

Al Jazeera America's America Tonight explored what it was like to live at the intersection of two minority identities in the United States, being LGBT and Muslim.

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Federal appeals court orders Indiana to recognize marriage of dying woman

A federal appeals court has ordered that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage, performed out of state, of Amy Sandler and Nikole Quasney. The two were married in Massachusetts last year. Quasney has been battling stage four ovarian cancer since 2009.

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Jeremy Hooper talks to CNN about being a gay dad to his adorable daughter

GLAAD's Special Projects Coordinator and curator of the Commentator Accountability Project, Jeremy Hooper, recently talked to CNN about how being a parent has changed his life, and perhaps even his brain activity.

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Local Missouri paper resists, then relents covering local Pride events

Yesterday, the Pulaski County Daily News caused a local stir when responding to a local's inquiry about a Pride Luncheon at Ft. Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in southern Missouri. The response was a rant from the paper's owner and one of the journalists, Darrell Maurina.

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