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

Congratulations to Jessica Aguilar for successfully defending her MMA title

Out mixed-martial arts fighter, Jessica Aguilar, has successfully defended her World Series of Fighting Women’s Strawweight championship. Aguilar, who goes by "Jag," became the first WSOF champion to successfully defend her title.

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GLAAD to Fort Meyers media: Don't doubly victimize

The body of a transgender woman named Yasmin was found burned behind a garbage container in an ally in Fort Meyers, Florida.

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Woman with HIV arrested, compared to a murderer in reporting

Earlier this week, a report from the ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, reported a story in which a woman with HIV was arrested after a complaint from a former partner. Ohio is a state that criminalizes HIV, but the way in which the story was told added additional stigma to those who live with HIV.

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TAKE ACTION: Share your family photo to #March4Marriage

Tweet a photo of your spouse or your family, using the hashtag #March4Marriage. Share a short statement about why marriage is important to you. Read More

Wall Street Journal strikes again, claims LGBT asylum seekers have 'inside track'

For the second time in as many weeks, the Wall Street Journal has erred on covering LGBT issues, particularly transgender issues. Most recently in an article about asylum seekers from Honduras, writer Joel Millman paints a picture of an easy pipeline to asylum that unfairly favors LGBT applicants. The article trivializes the risk to LGBT people, writing “In some ways there's no better time to be gay in Honduras.”

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Wall Street Journal runs op-ed from longtime anti-trans psychiatrist, Paul McHugh

Today, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed from Dr. Paul McHugh, a well-known opponent of transgender healthcare, in which he claimed that "transgender surgery isn’t the solution."

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GLAAD releases #StopTheSlurs videos for the World Cup

As the World Cup begins, GLAAD is unveiling resources for fans and journalists covering the games Brazil.

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GLAAD joins 80 lawmakers, community, and faith leaders to ask Roman Catholic bishop to decline NOM March

GLAAD has signed onto a letter asking San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to step down from involvement with the March for Marriage on June 19.

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