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

GLAAD Global Voices: Meet the Brazilian singer who came out on Instagram

In conjunction with the inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to be presented at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD is highlighting international advocates, including Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury.

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Mississippi legislature passes "license to discriminate" bill

After earlier "reviewing" the Arizona-style "license to discriminate bill" the Mississippi legislature has quickly passed the bill, sending it to the Governor for signature.

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Determination and talent. Q&A with Tona Brown

Tona Brown is nearly halfway to her $3500 goal to be able to be the first African-American violinist to perform at Carnegie Hall. GLAAD had a conversation with Tona, asking her about her love of music, her advocacy for African-American and transgender musicians, and what she is doing after her historic performance.

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GLAAD Global Voices: Charlie Condou is a gay parent who advocates for LGBT youth

In conjunction with the inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to be presented at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD is highlighting international advocates, including British actor and writer, Charlie Condou.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility: Looking at positive images of trans people

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and it couldn't be coming at a better time. The day is about elevating the recognition With transgender visibility on the rise, it's a good time to take a look at what is happening in the transgender world.

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GLAAD won't take a gaycation

Biloxi news anchor Dave Elliott posted something on his Facebook wall and we aren't sure if it's supposed to be supportive, an insult, or just funny (and maybe it's all 3).

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Maryland legislature passes transgender protections

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would ban discrimination against transgender people. It was passed by the Maryland Senate in January, and is expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley in the coming weeks.

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