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

Ugandan LGBT advocates challenge draconian law in court

Ugandan LGBT advocates, working together under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, have filed a petition, challenging the validity of the draconian new anti-LGBT law that was signed into law hastily earlier this year.

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Marcel Neergaard schools everyone on anti-LGBT bullying

Tennessee advocate and Spirit Day Ambassador, Marcel Neergaard, has written another essay for the Huffington Post. He described returning to school, what challenges he continues to face, and how he continues to advocate for LGBT students.

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Dolan and Donohue dance around Pope Francis' comments on civil unions

Pope Francis is messing with the narrative that anti-LGBT activists and leaders have been building. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bill Donohue are scrambling to explain how nothing has changed, when in fact, it has.

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Methodist bishop: 'I call for and commit to cessation of trials' for clergy who support marriage equality

United Methodist Bishop Martin McLee and Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree announced that the church was dropping the case against Dr. Ogletree for officiating at his son’s wedding. Furthermore, Bishop McLee said in his statement “I call for and commit to cessation of trials.”

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Anti-gay attack on NYC subway platorm

Masterson and his partner Peter Moore were physically attacked on a NYC Subway platform last Sunday morning by a man screaming anti-gay slurs.Read More

Why all LGBT people should care about places like Russia, Uganda, and Gambia

Kevin Jennings, the Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, has written an op-ed for The Huffington Post, in which he calls the LGBT community in the United States to get more informed and engaged in LGBT issues overseas.

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Virginia unanimously repeals anti-gay ban 11 years after Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional

Both the Virginia House and Senate removed language from state statutes that were targeting LGBT people.

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Report: Russian LGBT advocates detained for protesting Ukraine invasion

Two prominent Moscow LGBT activists have reportedly been detained for protesting the invasion of Ukraine outside the Ministry of Defense in Moscow on March 4.

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