Blogs by Ross Murray, Director of News
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GO! Athletes, the LGBTQ athlete empowerment network, has launched a social media campaign in support of transgender mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox. The campaign, #Fight4Fallon, will encourage everyone to become #FallonFighters.
GLAAD's Acting President, Dave Montez, addressed the New York marriage rally, cheering these victories, but also pointing to the remaining work to be done. In case you missed it, here are his comments.
In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples, and rejected an appeal that would have protected California's anti-gay Proposition 8 or Prop. 8, a statewide ban on marriage equality.
The leadership of Exodus International has announced that they are shutting their doors after 3 decades of practicing so-called ‘ex-gay’ ministry. According to a statement on the group’s web site, the board of directors was finding ‘ex-gay’ work more and more difficult, given their anti-gay words and actions.
The Daily Show took on the issue of gay and Christian persecution, and called on GLAAD's former Religion, Faith & Values intern, Todd Clayton to tell them more.
Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.