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

First gay couple married at US Naval Academy

Over the weekend, David Bucher and Bruce Moats were married. The historic twist on this story is that this is the first wedding for a same-sex couple at the US Naval Academy.

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Filmmaker talking to NYC congregations about family acceptance, Latino families, and HIV/AIDS

Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.

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GLAAD returns donation to Beverly Hills Hotel, warns of continued pressure

GLAAD is joining those who have spoken out for the LGBT people of Brunei whose lives are in danger. We are returning donations to the GLAAD Media Awards from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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Activist who was subject of Call Me Kuchu applying for asylum in US

John Abdallah Wambere, the Ugandan LGBT advocate who was presented the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary for his role in Call Me Kuchu, is applying for asylum in the United States.

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Newsweek's stories on "ex-gay" movement distance themselves from owner's support for the practice

Last week, Newsweek published two full-length stories on the so-called "ex-gay" movement's decline onehighlighted former "ex-gay" activist, John Paulk, while another told the story of Mathew Shurka, who went through attempts to change his sexual orientation, and is now a vocal critic of the dangerous practice.

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Oregon civil rights leader says 'no' to discrimination

Oregon United Against Discrimination released the first ad in the campaign to defeat the proposed discrimination measure. The ad to features Kathleen Saadat, a renowned advocate for civil rights and for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians.

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Brunei will start stoning LGBT people and lashing women. The world is reacting.

The sultan of Brunei, a tiny nation that borders Malaysia, has begun imposing Sharia law, which will eventually sentence LGBT people to death by stoning.

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Worthy speculation: Will Joe Biden prompt LGBT employment non-discrimination?

Joe Biden has told Huffington Post reporter, Jennifer Bendery, that he sees "no downside" to an executive order on LGBT employment protections. What does that mean for an executive order?

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